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A partnership that builds confidence and inspires action

The mission of the Kappa Delta Foundation is to secure funds for the educational, leadership, and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority.

Your annual gifts, planned gifts, and endowed funds make all the difference. See your gifts at work on opens in a new windowFacebook, on opens in a new windowInstagram, and in our most recent annual reportopens PDF file ! Gifts to the KD Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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In 1981, the Kappa Delta Foundation was created when the late Dorothea Cavin (Alpha Psi-Drury) left Kappa Delta the largest single bequest it had ever received. Since that time, the foundation has supported Kappa Delta’s mission to build confident sisters and inspire them to action.

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  • How are the sorority and foundation different?
  • How are the sorority and foundation different?

    The foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, while Kappa Delta Sorority is a 501(c)(7) corporation. As a 501(c)(3), your gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible. While the sorority offers the member experience we all know and love, the foundation provides a way to enhance your member experience. We offer undergraduate and graduate scholarships to support sisters in their academic endeavors. We also fund speakers for various events such as National Convention, internship opportunities in the arts and orthopedic research, leadership training for LDCs, and more!

    Learn more about KD

  • Is giving to KDs philanthropies giving to KDF?
  • Is giving to KDs philanthropies giving to KDF?

    While Kappa Delta supports several philanthropies, the Kappa Delta Foundation is, in fact, a philanthropy of its own! Sisters can choose to donate to the foundation just like any other non-profit organization.

    See your gifts in action

  • Why does Kappa Delta need money?
  • Why does Kappa Delta need money?

    The Kappa Delta experience looks different than it did even a few decades ago. Tuition has more than doubled in the last 30 years, even when adjusting for inflation, and a sister would have to work a full-time, minimum wage job for almost the entire calendar year to afford just one year of tuition and nothing else. The changing landscape of our college campuses means that the needs of our sisters are changing too. Donations to the foundation allow Kappa Delta to continue to meet the needs of our sisters, whether through scholarships, leadership training, or other support.

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  • How does the foundation raise money?
  • How does the foundation raise money?

    At the collegiate level, a sister’s first donation to the Kappa Delta Foundation is to The Golden Circle. The foundation also mails fundraising letters, participates in Giving Tuesday and utilizes the White Rose Garden. Sisters may also make pledges, purchase commemorative bricks, include the foundation in their will, give stock gifts and establish donor-advised funds.

    See all the ways to give

  • If I donate, where does my money go?
  • If I donate, where does my money go?

    The generous donations of sisters, families and friends allow the Kappa Delta Foundation to provide undergraduate and graduate scholarships, educational programming, leadership opportunities and philanthropic support to a number of worthwhile causes.

    opens in a new windowCheck out our annual reportopens PDF file

  • Why should I consider making a gift?
  • Why should I consider making a gift?

    Gifts are made for many different reasons. Often gifts are made:

    • To express gratitude for your KD experience.
    • To honor a loved one.
    • To ensure Kappa Delta will remain vibrant and strong in the future.

    No matter your reason for giving, your gift is an investment in your sisters that offers opportunities that encourage growth and build confident women who are leaders of our world.

  • How will the foundation recognize my gift?
  • How will the foundation recognize my gift?

    Kappa Delta Foundation donors are recognized in our giving societies, based on cumulative giving.

    If your gift is a opens in a new windowplanned giftopens IMAGE file , you will become a member of the opens in a new windowDorothea Cavin Societyopens IMAGE file .

    Donors whose cumulative lifetime giving is $25,000 or more and/or Cavin Society members’ names are included on the donor wall located at Kappa Delta National Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, on our website, and in various Kappa Delta communications such as The Angelos, Kappa Delta’s national magazine.

    Of course, we will also honor any requests for gifts to be anonymous.

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How are the sorority and foundation different?

The foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, while Kappa Delta Sorority is a 501(c)(7) corporation. As a 501(c)(3), your gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible. While the sorority offers the member experience we all know and love, the foundation provides a way to enhance your member experience. We offer undergraduate and graduate scholarships to support sisters in their academic endeavors. We also fund speakers for various events such as National Convention, internship opportunities in the arts and orthopedic research, leadership training for LDCs, and more!

Learn more about KD

Is giving to KDs philanthropies giving to KDF?

While Kappa Delta supports several philanthropies, the Kappa Delta Foundation is, in fact, a philanthropy of its own! Sisters can choose to donate to the foundation just like any other non-profit organization.

See your gifts in action

Why does Kappa Delta need money?

The Kappa Delta experience looks different than it did even a few decades ago. Tuition has more than doubled in the last 30 years, even when adjusting for inflation, and a sister would have to work a full-time, minimum wage job for almost the entire calendar year to afford just one year of tuition and nothing else. The changing landscape of our college campuses means that the needs of our sisters are changing too. Donations to the foundation allow Kappa Delta to continue to meet the needs of our sisters, whether through scholarships, leadership training, or other support.

opens in a new windowMake a gift today

How does the foundation raise money?

At the collegiate level, a sister’s first donation to the Kappa Delta Foundation is to The Golden Circle. The foundation also mails fundraising letters, participates in Giving Tuesday and utilizes the White Rose Garden. Sisters may also make pledges, purchase commemorative bricks, include the foundation in their will, give stock gifts and establish donor-advised funds.

See all the ways to give

If I donate, where does my money go?

The generous donations of sisters, families and friends allow the Kappa Delta Foundation to provide undergraduate and graduate scholarships, educational programming, leadership opportunities and philanthropic support to a number of worthwhile causes.

opens in a new windowCheck out our annual reportopens PDF file

Why should I consider making a gift?

Gifts are made for many different reasons. Often gifts are made:

  • To express gratitude for your KD experience.
  • To honor a loved one.
  • To ensure Kappa Delta will remain vibrant and strong in the future.

No matter your reason for giving, your gift is an investment in your sisters that offers opportunities that encourage growth and build confident women who are leaders of our world.

How will the foundation recognize my gift?

Kappa Delta Foundation donors are recognized in our giving societies, based on cumulative giving.

If your gift is a opens in a new windowplanned giftopens IMAGE file , you will become a member of the opens in a new windowDorothea Cavin Societyopens IMAGE file .

Donors whose cumulative lifetime giving is $25,000 or more and/or Cavin Society members’ names are included on the donor wall located at Kappa Delta National Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, on our website, and in various Kappa Delta communications such as The Angelos, Kappa Delta’s national magazine.

Of course, we will also honor any requests for gifts to be anonymous.

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Kappa Delta isn’t just four years- it`s for life! Alumnae chapters, thank you for hosting sisterhood events to show 2024 graduates what alumnae life is all about!

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Kappa Delta isn’t just four years- it`s for life! Alumnae chapters, thank you for hosting sisterhood events to show 2024 graduates what alumnae life is all about! ...

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The Long Beach alumnae chapter used a KiDs grant from the KD Foundation to support back-to-school shoe distribution with local nonprofit His Little Feet. Because of their hard work, 140 under-resourced local children were able to get the shoes they needed!

Gail Freedman (Sigma Xi-Bethany) said, “So many children were helped thanks to the generosity and heart for children demonstrated by the KDF KiDs grant!”

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The Long Beach alumnae chapter used a KiDs grant from the KD Foundation to support back-to-school shoe distribution with local nonprofit His Little Feet. Because of their hard work, 140 under-resourced local children were able to get the shoes they needed!

Gail Freedman (Sigma Xi-Bethany) said, “So many children were helped thanks to the generosity and heart for children demonstrated by the KDF KiDs grant!”

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are committed to ensuring our members have the tools to prioritize their wellbeing. In the past year, gifts to the foundation funded:
◽ A Mental Health First Aid training pilot with collegiate chapter members and advisors.
◽ Virtual speaker series Confident Conversations: Healthy Minds, Strong Sisters, free for all members.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are committed to ensuring our members have the tools to prioritize their wellbeing. In the past year, gifts to the foundation funded:
◽ A Mental Health First Aid training pilot with collegiate chapter members and advisors.
◽ Virtual speaker series Confident Conversations: Healthy Minds, Strong Sisters, free for all members.
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Many seniors graduating this spring joined Kappa Delta via virtual recruitment in 2020 and 2021 and experienced modified versions of some of the traditions that make our sisterhood so special. In response, collegiate chapters like Alpha Mu-Mississippi, Beta Kappa-Tennessee/Chattanooga, Zeta Alpha-Texas Tech and Delta Delta-Troy held senior “bid days," so those sisters could "run home" before they became alumnae!

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Many seniors graduating this spring joined Kappa Delta via virtual recruitment in 2020 and 2021 and experienced modified versions of some of the traditions that make our sisterhood so special. In response, collegiate chapters like Alpha Mu-Mississippi, Beta Kappa-Tennessee/Chattanooga, Zeta Alpha-Texas Tech and Delta Delta-Troy held senior “bid days," so those sisters could "run home" before they became alumnae! ...

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When you invest in your KD sisters, you are helping entire chapters succeed! In February, KD hosted the Officer Experience Institute (OEI) — a first-of-its-kind, virtual training opportunity for incoming collegiate governing council leaders.

Ellie McCauley, Chapter President of Zeta Psi-Valparaiso, shared, “I loved the focus on boundary setting, personal growth and empowerment. After attending OEI, I feel confident in implementing the strategies discussed.” And she did! As a result, this month, Zeta Psi won eight campus fraternity and sorority awards, including the prestigious Pillar of Excellence Award, given to only five organizations at Valparaiso each year.

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When you invest in your KD sisters, you are helping entire chapters succeed! In February, KD hosted the Officer Experience Institute (OEI) — a first-of-its-kind, virtual training opportunity for incoming collegiate governing council leaders.

Ellie McCauley, Chapter President of Zeta Psi-Valparaiso, shared, “I loved the focus on boundary setting, personal growth and empowerment. After attending OEI, I feel confident in implementing the strategies discussed.” And she did! As a result, this month, Zeta Psi won eight campus fraternity and sorority awards, including the prestigious Pillar of Excellence Award, given to only five organizations at Valparaiso each year.

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It`s graduation season! Seniors, congratulations! We know that wherever you go, you will lead with brave hearts.

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It`s graduation season! Seniors, congratulations! We know that wherever you go, you will lead with brave hearts. ...

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Seals submissions are due TODAY! Submit a winter-themed, KD-focused holiday design at the link in bio. 📸 @digitalpics

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Seals submissions are due TODAY! Submit a winter-themed, KD-focused holiday design at the link in bio. 📸 @digitalpics ...

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Kappa Delta women are leaders in our communities, and KDF is committed to ensuring gifts to the foundation set our members up for success. In February, KD hosted the Officer Experience Institute (OEI) — a first-of-its-kind, virtual training opportunity for incoming collegiate governing council leaders.

As Liz Anne Soeth, Chapter President of Zeta Chi-Idaho shared during OEI, “I am a second-term president, and I still have some difficulties when navigating hard conversations.” After attending OEI, Liz Anne said she feels very confident managing the various relationships she will maintain throughout her term. 90% of attendees, like Liz Anne, said they feel empowered to implement the strategies they learned at OEI.

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Kappa Delta women are leaders in our communities, and KDF is committed to ensuring gifts to the foundation set our members up for success. In February, KD hosted the Officer Experience Institute (OEI) — a first-of-its-kind, virtual training opportunity for incoming collegiate governing council leaders.

As Liz Anne Soeth, Chapter President of Zeta Chi-Idaho shared during OEI, “I am a second-term president, and I still have some difficulties when navigating hard conversations.” After attending OEI, Liz Anne said she feels very confident managing the various relationships she will maintain throughout her term. 90% of attendees, like Liz Anne, said they feel empowered to implement the strategies they learned at OEI.

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