Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma have always been committed to sharing time, talent and treasure to help our sisters, our community, and our world.
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation supports all Kappas through four program areas:
- Academic Scholarships - Inspiring our Sisters
The Foundation awards annual scholarships to qualified Kappas to help cover the rising cost of higher education
- Rose McGill Fund - Supporting Those in Need
The Rose McGill Fund gives confidential aid to deserving Kappas of all ages who unexpectedly find themselves in financial need due to misfortune or illness. Gifts to this fund come from contributions and the Rose McGill Magazine Agency. Call 1-800 KKG-ROSE to order magazines.
- Museums - Preserving Our Past
The Heritage Museum in Columbus, Ohio, and The Stewart House in Monmouth, Illinois depict life and culture in the Victorian era with emphasis on the lives and roles of women at the time of Kappa’s founding.
- Kappa Kappa Gamma Leadership Academy - Developing For the Future
The Foundation supports educational and leadership development programs by funding the Kappa Kappa Gamma Leadership Academy for emerging chapter and association leaders.
The Foundation’s philanthropic programs are made possible by generous gifts from our members, family and friends in various ways:
Gifts in honor or memory of Kappas. family or friends
Bequests or planned gifts
Gifts from alumnae associations and chapters
Gifts can be made to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation: P.O.Box 38, Columbus, OH 43216-0038 or online on the Kappa web site, www.kkg.org.
For more information contact the Foundation at 1-866-KKG-1870.
READING IS FUNDAMENTAL
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) was adopted as the fraternity’s newest philanthropic partner at the 2004 General Convention. RIF works to build a literate nation by helping young people discover the joy of reading. RIF’s highest priority is to serve the nation’s under-served children and families through the development and delivery of literacy programs that motivate youth to read regularly.
Desert Alumnae Associations members have been very active in supporting the RIF programs. In the past, hundreds of new book and many monetary contributions have helped children at the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base, Ben Franklin Elementary School in La Quinta, and the Salvation Army.
Alumnae have enjoyed taking books to the children and sharing reading time with them. Many hours of private tutoring have been also donated by our members. We try to go several times a year, and usually share fellowship with Kappas at lunch.
Desert Association Alumnae members have contributed hundreds of food items to those in need, and hygienic items for a women’s shelter. We are always willing to help others in any way we can.