As individuals with time, talents and treasures, Kappas first support our sisters; second, we participate in local service projects; and third, we serve the greater good.
How Kappa Contributes: Our chapter women support elementary schools, Relay for Life, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. Chapter fundraising events support causes such as the American Cancer Society, breast cancer/Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, tsunami relief, and multiple sclerosis research.
We support our Active chapter, Delta Lambda, at Miami University with advisors and financial contributions as well as sharing a tradition of Founders Day each year.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), our official philanthropic partner, has been supported through the donation of thousands of books and volunteer hours to Boys and Girls Clubs, elementary schools and hospitals. We currently support a classroom of special needs students contributing books to their classroom library and financial support for their summer reading program.
Our chapter also supports the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation with financial gifts and Rose McGill magazine subscription sales to help fund scholarships, confidential aid, education and training, and support of our two museums.
We also have delegates in the Dayton Alumnae Panhellenic Association. The organization was founded in 1932 and Maurene Smith , Kappa Kappa Gamma, served as their first president from 1932-1933. Becky Dooley served from 1953-54. Nacy Sayre served from 1973-74. Jennifer Hart Schaffer served from 1993-1994. Michelle Rodgers served from 2007-2008. It was in 1992, when Jennifer Hart Schaffer encouraged DAPA to think big and encouraged a team approach to their fundraising efforts. She suggested the association focus on one big fundraiser a year. The luncheon and fahsion show was the result and has continued to grow with the addition of a silent auction and a raffle. In april of 2013, the DAPA celebrated it 80th Anniversary! They were able to award $5,400. in scholarships to Greek collegiate and alumnae women that year.
DAPA is a great way to meet fellow sorority women in the Dayton area. Contact us for more information or if you would like to be a part of planning for this great fundraiser. We are also looking for 1-2 Dayton alums who would serve as Panhellenic delegates for Kappa in the Dayton Alumnae Panhellenic Association. Contact us if you are looking for a great way to serve our community and support our Scholarship misssion while meeting other Panhellenic members of our community.Mark your calendars!! The next Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from 11 am-2pm. This event is a luncheon/fashion show/silent auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit the local scholarships for the undergraduate/graduate fraternity women in the Dayton area. (Visit the NPC website to obtain a scholarship application) The applications will be due in January 2016.) Kappa is responsible for donating three items worth approximately $25 each to the Panhellenic Fashion Show’s silent auction. If you are interested in donating or attending the fashion show, contact us.