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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 and opens in a new windowInstagram! Gifts to the KD Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Foundation Q&A

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.

    opens in a new windowMake a gift today

  • 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, use AmazonSmile, 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.

    opens in a new windowView our donors

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, use AmazonSmile, 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.

opens in a new windowView our donors