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Historical Philanthropies

Our longtime commitment to making a Difference

Kappa Delta Historical Philanthropy Children's Hospital of Richmond

Kappa Delta’s support of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU started when KD became interested in the work being done by William Tate Graham, M.D., a pioneer in the field known for treating polio victims who never turned away patients for their inability to pay.

Not only treatment, but prevention of childhood illness

In 1921, The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU became KDs first national philanthropy. In 1947, the sorority established the Kappa Delta Orthopaedic Research Awards in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons because of their work with the Children’s Hospital. To date, Kappa Delta’s monetary and tangible gifts to both organizations have totaled more than $4.1 million.