Giving Opportunities

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Ways to Give
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Every Gift Matters

Support the Sigma Kappa Foundation by making a gift. No matter the amount, every gift counts. There are many ways to give – check out the information below!

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PULSE Annual Fund

Support the Sigma Kappa Foundation where help is needed the most, impacting all areas of the Foundation’s work, including meeting the greatest needs of our members, educational and personal development programming, Alzheimer’s related work and Maine Seacoast Mission grants.

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A Heartfelt Promise

To celebrate 150 years of Sisterhood, the Sigma Kappa Foundation is embarking on a $1.874 million campaign. The goal is to build our scholarship program and secure funding for emergency grants to aid sisters in financial distress. We invite you to be part of this effort.

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Collegians Only:1874 Giving Circle

Exclusively for undergraduate members: Your annual financial commitment to the 1874 Giving Circle supports the collegiate emergency grants and leadership development grants.

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Supporting the philanthropic initiatives of Sigma Kappa. Your gift to the Foundation’s Alzheimer’s disease research fund allows Sigma Kappa to do our part to help rid the world of this devastating disease. Gifts to the Maine Seacoast Mission fund support grants to the Mission for their greatest needs.

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Your gift to a scholarship fund provides sisters with key financial support and allows them the flexibility to put more time and energy into academic achievement and personal development during their collegiate years.

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By supporting the leadership initiatives of Sigma Kappa, your gift will be dedicated to raising up and empowering our members to change the world around them.

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Emergency Grants

Your support of the Alumnae Heart, Sister to Sister and Collegiate Emergency Grants allows us to provide emergency financial assistance to Sigma Kappa members who find themselves in financial distress.

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Dove Love

Want to send a special person in your life a quick thank you or recognize a special occasion? A $5 donation to the Foundation allows you to honor a sister, friend or a non-member. Simply add their email and your personalized message when making your donation and the honoree will be sent an email recognizing their event or accolade.

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Other Ways to Give

To make a gift by check, please write your check payable to "Sigma Kappa Foundation" and indicate the fund this gift supports in the memo line. Or include this contribution form with your check. Please let us know if your gift is a payment toward an existing pledge.  

Send your check to:

Sigma Kappa Foundation

ATTN: Donor Services

695 Pro-Med Lane, Suite 300

Carmel, IN 46032

Bequests or other similar gifts allow you to give back in a way that is meaningful to you, and also can help you prepare for your future. For more information on a legacy gift giving strategy, please contact  Lisa Swiontek, Foundation executive director. The Horizon Society honors those who have designated a gift in their estate plans to the Sigma Kappa Foundation.

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Members who are 72 or older can benefit by donating their Individual Retirement Account RMDs to a qualified charitable organization; it’s a win/win for the donor and the organization.  Generally, distributions are counted as taxable income, but by donating them directly to the charitable organization, they are excluded from personal income. Please consult your tax professional for advice and then contact  Lisa Swiontek, Foundation executive director, to coordinate the donation of funds.

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Gifts of appreciated securities enable you to make a significant contribution while avoiding capital gains taxes on the donated shares. Please contact  Lisa Swiontek, Foundation executive director,to set up the gift. 

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Endowment gifts provide a lasting source of support for Sigma Kappa and its members. By creating an endowment, you can pay tribute to a loved one or honor your own Sigma Kappa experience. These funds are managed by the Foundation and require a minimum amount, currently $25,000 to establish. 

Many chapters have established endowments.  If your chapter has an established fund, you can contribute directly to that fund; however, if an endowment has not been created, we can help establish one.  

There are several types of scholarships and grants you may create as an endowed fund. Examples include:

  • Academic scholarships for members
  • Funding for educational leadership programming
  • Emergency grants for members

For additional information contact  Lisa Swiontek, Foundation executive director.

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Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms have fundraising features which allow users to organize fundraisers to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  These platforms do not provide donor information to the beneficiary (neither about the host nor the supporters).  In an effort that we may recognize your contribution, we ask that if you set up a fundraiser, please notify the Foundation at

Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a sister, family member or loved one.

Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Foundation volunteers use their time and talent to help chapters and donors support the Foundation or thank them for doing so. If you are ready to donate your time to support the Foundation’s work, please contact  Caren Chopp, director of operations.

Matching Gifts

Corporate philanthropy programs are readily available resources that can maximize the power of your gift to our Foundation. The Sigma Kappa Foundation partners with Double The Donation to make it easier for you to apply for your company's corporate matching gifts program to match your Foundation gifts. Check to see if your employer offers a matching gift program for monetary gifts or volunteer hours. If you do not see your company name in the list, please contact your employer to inquire if your gift or volunteer time is eligible for their matching gift program.

Sigma Kappa Foundation
695 Pro-Med Ln 
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 381-5531

The Sigma Kappa Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization; our Federal Tax ID number is 35-1778450.

Yes! It’s not too late to apply for a matching gift!  Many companies allow employees to submit match requests for up to one year following the date of the donation.

Many times employers will match your volunteer time with a financial gift. They may assign a dollar value to each hour you have donated to a charitable 501c3 organization. Sigma Kappa Foundation is happy to provide a letter indicating your volunteer hours.  Please check the drop down to see if your employer is enrolled in the Double the Donation program.  If not, you may be able to submit a matching donation directly through your HR department.

Sigma Kappa Foundation is happy to provide you with a receipt of your gift, to accompany your employer form, which you will submit to your HR or Accounting department.