Our Philanthropic Activities
As lifelong members of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the women of our Alumnae Association recognize the significance of philanthropy. Nationally, and locally, Kappa’s treat charitable service as a three-step process. Or, like we say it, “Kappa Kappa Gamma believes in philanthropy 1-2-3.”
Kappa members first support one another through the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation. The Foundation strives to enhance the lives of Kappa women through scholarships, educational programs, financial aid and the preservation of Kappa heritage.
Secondly, Kappas demonstrate leadership by giving back to our communities. When our members give locally, we see tangible results from our efforts. This opportunity, witnessing our neighbors benefit from our donations, is priceless. Simultaneously, we hope to motivate others in our area as a result of our actions.
Our largest contribution to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community stems from our Annual Spring Fundraising Event. In 2011 Megan Glisky-Robingson and Maria Little planned a Mardi Gras-themed auction that collected nearly $3,500 for Charlotte Family Housing, formely named Charlotte Emergency Housing.
Members chose a Kentucky Derby theme for the Spring 2012 event, and they are actively finalizing last-minute details. For further information about the 2012 event, or for questions regarding our Annual Fundraising Event, please email our President, Abbey Sipp.
The third aspect of our service philosophy revolves around the charitable organization Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF). RIF remains the largest children’s literacy non-profit organization in the United States. RIF’s philosophy encourages children to follow their dreams, and it aims to help children reach their greatest potential. At the National Convention in 2004, Kappa adopted RIF as the Fraternity’s national philanthropy.
Our Alumni Association also recognizes the value of literacy. We join RIF in helping children discover the possibilities and joys found through reading. Each February we work with local youth organizations and create our own, “Reading is Key” event. The event includes a live reading, a series of creative hands-on activities and a book distribution. In the past we’ve worked with local celebrities like Miss North Carolina and Sir Purr. Since 2009, we’ve partnered with “A Better World”, a local organization that provides after school care for underprivileged children.