Foundation

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Mission


The mission of the Sigma Kappa Foundation 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, called PULSE. 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. YOUR gifts to the PULSE Annual Fund provide ongoing support for leadership development, educational programming, grants, scholarships and vital funding for emerging needs and programs.


Since the inception of the Sigma Kappa Foundation, we have given:

  • $2.25 million in grants for leadership and educational programming, reaching tens of thousands of members
  • $1.9 million in scholarships and individual emergency grants, supporting nearly 900 members
  • $14.8 million for Alzheimer’s disease research and services
  • $100,000 in grant support to the Maine Seacoast Mission since 2014
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Dove Love


Honor anyone who has an email address by donating $5 to the Foundation in their name. Include their email address and your personalized message while making your donation, and the honoree will be sent an email recognizing their event or accolade.  DOVE LOVE is great for all occasions.

Want to send a sister, family member or friend a quick thank you or recognize their special occasion?

SEND YOUR THANKS

Fundraising & The Sigma Kappa Foundation

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Collegiate & Alumnae Chapter Philanthropy Events

Sigma Kappa collegiate and alumnae chapters host fundraising events to support the Sigma Kappa Foundation PULSE Fund. These fundraising events can be anything that meets the needs of the chapter, campus or community. Chapters have hosted events focused on food, sports tournaments, talent shows, galas, auctions, and more!

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1874 Giving Circle

Sigma Kappa collegiate members are wonderful supporters of the Sigma Kappa Foundation through the 1874 Giving Circle. An annual gift of $18.74 by each collegiate member supports the Collegiate Emergency Grant and funds leadership development conference grants. 

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Restricted Giving

Restricted giving identifies specifically how funds must be used. Restricted gifts are often designated for Sigma Kappa philanthropies: The Maine Seacoast Mission and Alzheimer's disease research/gerontology. Restricted funds may also be designated to support a particular scholarship or grant.

Walk to End Alz

Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Sigma Kappa's partnership with the Alzheimer's Association

The Sigma Kappa Foundation has a long-term partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, and has become a leader in Alzheimer’s disease awareness. While funds raised by Walk teams go directly to the Alzheimer's Association, and do not support the work of the Sigma Kappa Foundation, our goal is to help eradicate Alzheimer's disease. Sigma Kappa chapters form teams and participate in their local Walk to End Alzheimer’s events. Sigma Kappa has consistently raised more than $1,000,000 annually and is currently a Diamond Level National Team.   

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Alzheimer's 2023 Sigma Kappa Challenge


Our collegiate members are raising money to help fund the Sigma Kappa Foundation’s $1 million grant to the Alzheimer’s Association supporting the U.S. POINTER study.  These dynamic young women are leading the way to a world without Alzheimer’s or any other dementia, and we commend their efforts!  To date, they’ve raised $264,311. U.S. POINTER is ground breaking in that it isn’t researching pharmaceutical intervention; this two-year clinical trial evaluates whether adopting a healthy lifestyle delays or prevents the onset of Alzheimer’s in high-risk populations.

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Top Contributors

District District Total Raised Top Chapter Per Capita
1  $7435.98  Lambda Eta  $33.63
 $2645.84 Gamma Epsilon  $89.51 
 $11,494.88 Theta Alpha  $71.08 
$23,615.99   Theta Phi $88.65 
$1,292.56  Delta Alpha  $28.94 
$22,424.66  Gamma Kappa  $297.18 
$4,599.52  Delta Chi  $25.25 
$6,798.13  Alpha Phi  $21.24 


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Additional Resources


In addition to staff, the Sigma Kappa Foundation has dedicated volunteers whose goal is to help our members throughout the country.

Documents


Sigma Kappa Foundation provides information for our chapters' philanthropy efforts. All materials can be found in The Learning Center.


Foundation FAQs

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. 

In order for the gift to be tax-deductible, the gift needs to be made directly to the Sigma Kappa 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 and/or funding for educational and leadership programming, such as regional leadership conferences and anti-hazing awareness workshops.

Sigma Kappa Foundation provides information for our chapters' philanthropy efforts. All materials can be found in The Learning Center

Yes, the Sigma Kappa Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our Federal Tax ID is 35-1778450.


Contact Caren Chopp, director of operations, for questions about online giving or mailing.

Email: cchopp@sigmakappa.org
Phone: (317) 381-5531
Mailing address: Sigma Kappa Foundation, 695 Pro-Med Lane, Suite 300, Carmel, IN 46032

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Scholarships & Grants

Visit our Scholarships & Grants page to learn more about the Sigma Kappa's Foundation dedication to providing support to our members. 

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Ways to Give

Support the Sigma Kappa Foundation by making a gift. No matter what the amount every gift counts. There are many ways to give, learn more now!

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Impact statement

Learn more about our successes in the 2021-22 fiscal year and celebrate the impact of your investments in Sigma Kappa's future.

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