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Sigma Kappa Foundation 

For more than 50 years, the Foundation has supported the Sorority. With a unity of purpose, our Foundation has played and continues to play a crucial role in the growth and success of Sigma Kappa, providing the lifeblood of financial resources to keep our sorority vital and healthy. Since 1989, more than $1.3 million has been granted to the Sorority for educational and leadership programming, and more than $1 million in scholarships has been awarded to Sigma Kappa members. 

The Foundation inspires our sisterhood to excel in philanthropic service to benefit society. We encourage diversity of thought and embrace change – creating a direct and positive impact on sisters and our world today.

 

Our mission is to create and fund leadership, scholarship and philanthropic

initiatives that reflect the values and spirit of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

 

The Foundation fulfills its mission through the support of five funding priorities. We have a powerful vision for our dynamic organization to remain strong...one that assures Sigma Kappa continues to grow, innovate and thrive. Simply stated, we must make the heart of our sorority strong...strong enough to beat for generations to come.  It is called  PULSE

a strong pulse = a strong heart

PULSE 

 

 

 

Foundation Board Approves $100,000 Grant for the Sorority

We are excited to announce that the Foundation board has approved a $100,000 grant for the Sorority. This grant will provide support for the leadership consultant (LC) program over the next five to seven years. 

The Sorority has identified three main areas where this grant will have unique impact:

 

Mental Health First Aid Training Certification

Mental health issues are more prevalent on campuses than ever before, so LCs need to prepare by participating in mental health first aid training certification. This training will enable them to have conversations with those who may be facing a mental health crisis. Consultants will be equipped with the most effective way to speak to someone facing anxiety, depression or addictions and encourage them to utilize the professional resources available to them.

 

Professional Development Fund

We know LCs are with us for a short time, and preparing them for their next professional step is imperative. Starting in June 2018, LCs will receive professional development funds to prepare them for success wherever their career takes them. The collegiate services managers will work with the consultants to plan how to use these funds and encourage them to take advantage of what is available to them.

 

Pre-conference Leadership Institute at future Sigma Kappa National Conventions

The leadership institute promotes the chance for emerging leaders to identify where they are on their own personal leadership journey, understand more about their personality and values, and learn how to best serve as a peer or group leader. This opportunity is open by application to collegians who are emerging leaders in their respective chapters. It allows them to gain leadership and other educational skills while benefiting from the convention experience. The purpose of this institute is to provide collegians with a leadership development experience that supports personal growth, while opening their eyes to future opportunities for Sigma Kappa involvement beyond their college years. This will give the Sorority a pool of potential LC applicants with values-based leadership training. The leadership institute is one step toward the growth and future of the women who will lead Sigma Kappa to new heights.

The grant serves as a long-term investment in the vitality of this essential component of Sigma Kappa Sorority. 

Foundation FAQs
Is my gift tax-deductible? 

Yes, the Sigma Kappa Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all gifts are tax deductible in the U.S. to the full extent of the law. 

Can I make a tax-deductible gift directly to my chapter?

In order for the gift to be tax-deductible, the gift needs to be made directly to the Foundation. If your chapter has established a fund, you can contribute directly to that fund through the Foundation. If your chapter does not have a fund, we can help establish one. Chapter endowments can be used to provide:

  • Academic scholarships for chapter members
  • Funding for educational and leadership programming, such as regional leadership conferences and anti-hazing awareness workshops

What is the Federal Tax ID number for the Sigma Kappa Foundation?

The Sigma Kappa Foundation’s Federal Tax ID number is 35-1778450.

What does my gift support?

At the heart of the Sigma Kappa Foundation’s funding priorities is Sigma Kappa’s most treasured asset: her members. Your unrestricted gift enables the Foundation’s Board of Trustees the flexibility to respond to emerging needs by funding programs such as the following:

  • Academic scholarships
  • Personal and leadership development opportunities
  • Alzheimer’s disease research
  • Sisters in need

If you do not see a fund or program that interests you, please contact the Sigma Kappa Foundation at (317) 381-5531 or email giftplanning@sigmakappa.org to explore the possibility of creating a new endowment.

Does the Sigma Kappa Foundation accept matching gifts? 

Yes. Many companies offer matching gift programs as well as payroll deduction options for employees who make charitable contributions.  Please check with your Human Resources Department  to see if these options are available for you.    

I want to include the Sigma Kappa Foundation in my will. How can I leave my legacy?

There are many opportunities to leave your legacy with the Sigma Kappa Foundation. You can include language in your will to bequeath a designated dollar amount or percentage of your estate to the Foundation, as well as specify a purpose for the funds. The Horizon Society honors members and friends who have designated a planned gift to the Foundation. To learn more, email giftplanning@sigmakappa.org or contact Foundation staff at (317) 381-5531.

What methods of payment do you accept?

The Foundation accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We also have the ability to accept EFT/ACH bank transfers.

 

Does Sigma Kappa Foundation register as a charity with states?

Yes. We comply with the charitable registration process for specific disclosures.  Click here to learn more.

 

For questions about giving online or mailing your gift to the Foundation, please contact Donor Services. 

Email: donorservices@sigmakappa.org

Phone: (317) 381-5531

Mailing address: Sigma Kappa Foundation, Attn: Donor Services, 695 Pro-Med Lane, Suite 300, Carmel, Indiana 46032