As we look back on the past year, we are overwhelmed with gratitude. Time and time again, you have shown up for your fellow KDs, selflessly giving time, talent and treasure to ensure our sisterhood is the best it can be.
Today’s collegians are bravely facing a complex environment, and they join Kappa Delta looking for support and belonging, where they can become the best version of themselves. They face increasing costs of tuition, often working multiple jobs while in school, are impacted by mental health concerns, and are navigating an increasingly polarized culture. Providing our sisters with the safety of our sisterhood, the access to learning and development to build confidence, the resources and support they need to succeed has never been more important.
Your support ensures that Kappa Delta can pour into our members as they strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest. You make it possible to provide scholarships, mental health support, personal and professional development for collegiate and alumnae sisters, hazing prevention and alcohol skills training and so much more. Thank you.
Together, we are building a sisterhood where women lift each other up, whose members cheer each other on and support each other through life’s great challenges. We are so proud to be on this journey with you.
In our KD,
Michelle Parmley Rabideau, CFRE Maggie Waples
Chair, Kappa Delta Foundation Executive Director, Kappa Delta Sorority & Foundation
Your Support Matters
“The past two summers, I worked sixty hours a week to earn enough money to pay my tuition. Thanks to this scholarship, I am able to put all of my attention into working on my internship, building my career, and spending time with my KD sisters, who have provided me with a home away from home.”
“After I graduate, I’m eager to attend medical school and pursue a career in not only clinical work but research as well. Research in women’s health issues is one of the most neglected specialties and this scholarship helps me afford textbooks and turn my dreams of helping others into reality.”
“My college tuition is expensive, and my little brother has complex medical needs, so the costs of his therapy and treatments significantly affect our lives. I try my hardest to be as self-sufficient as possible and this scholarship gets me one step closer to reaching that goal. I am so grateful.”
“In July 2023, I finished my master’s degree and left my industry job to pursue my PhD in Engineering Education at Louisiana Tech starting in September 2023. This scholarship relieves some of the stress of leaving my full-time job to go back to school. It is one less thing to worry about when moving my family across the state and reminds me how much Kappa Delta values academic success and promotes confidence in its members.”
“I really enjoyed being able to meet sisters from other states and build life-long connections. I learned so much about myself as a leader and gained new confidence-building strategies to try with my chapter!”-Audrey “At UIFI, I developed my leadership skills, met collegians and alumni from Greek organizations across the country and learned more about making a difference in my chapter!” -Alex-Ann
“When I first learned of the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award as a new member, I told my roommate that I wanted to win it one day. Being recognized by an award of such prestige has solidified my confidence in my leadership skills and proven to me that I am capable of anything I set my mind to, something I will cherish as I work towards my postgraduate goals. My chosen career in physical therapy will require graduate school, so I’m also incredibly thankful for this opportunity to minimize financial strain in my undergraduate years.”
“Because of this internship, I now have a direction in my career and see myself working with middle school-aged students. This has by far been my greatest Why KD moment.”
“I began the orthopaedic research internship thinking of medical school, and now I’m considering dental school or even research. It’s really opened up a world of possibilities for me. I would say it’s changed my life.”
“Your gift ensures that we can continue to serve one of our most vulnerable populations: children living in foster care,” who often have to carry their belongings in garbage bags. "Because of your generosity, we can eradicate the black garbage bag and send a clear message to these precious children that they matter!” -Cara Finger, founder of My Bag My Story, a Nashville-area nonprofit that provides bags for children navigating the foster care system."
“I would not have been prepared to handle stressful situations and difficult conversations without the support from Lindsay. Lindsay has taught me how to both give and receive feedback, which has made me a mentally tough, confident leader. The tactics she equips us with work in real-time because they are impactful, meaningful and long lasting. She has prepared us to set boundaries and expectations with chapter leaders, which means I’m able to give them ownership and build a strong foundation for generations to come.”
“Mental Health First Aid Training has already impacted my role as an advisor as I've already put emphasis and focus on self-care for myself as well as my advisee. I think women are expected to be able to handle it all with ease and grace, and when you are in a leadership position, sometimes the unexpected demands can be overwhelming and isolating. I am so very grateful to the Kappa Delta Foundation for the opportunity to receive this certification, for recognizing this need in our community, and for our chapter leaders to be able to share this knowledge with their chapter members.”
hopes to attend medical school after completing her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. Her love for medicine began as a child and has fueled her to spend her time giving back. Sofia has trained as an EMT, volunteered her skills in a free clinic in Panama and is learning the skills necessary to advocate for underrepresented populations. Receiving a scholarship from the Kappa Delta Foundation has given her more freedom during the school year to support her community and chase her dreams.