Annually in February, alumnae put on a signature Reading is Fundamental event called Reading Is Key which is a literacy project for 120 third graders. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, would like to participate at the RIF event in February or have additional philanthropy ideas, please contact email@example.com.
Rose McGill Magazine Agency
Kappa also supports the Rose McGill Magazine Agency. Do you regularly subscribe to a magazine? Have you thought of ordering a magazine for a friend or relative as a gift? Consider ordering through Rose McGill--approximately 50% of proceeds remain with KKG. Visit the Kappa website for odering information.
Why order through Rose McGill?
Rose McGill: The Person, The Fund, The Magazine Agency
Her name is familiar to all Kappas. Her fame, however, is not the result of great intellect or leadership, as her early death prevented such accomplishment.
Rose McGill, a Kappa from Beta Psi, Toronto, had contracted tuberculosis. She was unable to keep up with the medical bills and thus was offered financial assistance from her chapter. In time, though, these funds also ran out. During the 1922 Convention, a Beta Psi delegate, concerned about her chapter’s inability to properly help Rose McGill, asked those attending if there were any provisions for helping Kappas who were financially in need. Because there were none, the Fraternity developed the Rose McGill Fund, a means of providing deserving Kappas, collegians and/or alumnae, outright gifts in times of financial difficulty. And, in 1933, the Rose McGill Magazine Agency of Kappa Kappa Gamma was established to further provide income to the Rose McGill Fund.
After 73 years, the Rose McGill Magazine Agency continues to contribute funds to the Rose McGill Fund at the end of each fiscal year. Last year the Magazine Agency’s donation to the Fund was $24,000; during the current biennium, the Agency will have contributed over $46,000 to the Fund.
Kappa keeps approximately 50 percent of the cost of each magazine sold. Some of this money is used to run the Magazine Agency and the rest is given to the Foundation to be used for the Rose McGill Fund. So ask yourself, why would I ever buy a magazine directly from the publisher when I can support the Rose McGill Fund if I buy this same magazine through the Rose McGill Magazine Agency? It’s a win-win situation! You receive a magazine and Kappa helps a member in financial need.
Remember Kappas Leadership Role in Philanthropic Causes...
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.
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.
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.
Our chapters also have supported 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.