March 15, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tennessee – March 2018 marks the 20-year anniversary of Kappa Delta Sorority’s national partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA. Kappa Delta collegians and alumnae serve as mentors and volunteers, reinforcing their common values of honesty, integrity, friendship and leadership.
Since 1998, Kappa Delta chapters have hosted more than 11,500 events impacting over 100,000 Girl Scouts across the country. Kappa Deltas have logged more than two million hours of hands-on service with girls in their communities, hosting educational events covering topics like STEM careers, outdoor safety, teamwork, college preparation, confidence-building and more. Kappa Delta has also donated more than $8 million to fund scholarships for National Young Women of Distinction award winners, the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive.
“Through this incredible partnership, Kappa Deltas are able to make a significant impact on the lives of girls across the country while developing their own leadership skills,” said Kappa Delta Sorority National President Tricia Ruma Spence. “We look forward to celebrating another 20 years of partnering with Girl Scouts to build girls of courage, confidence and character.”
“Our partnership with Kappa Delta has been a positive force for the growth of our girls for two decades. Their support of our National Young Women of Distinction program has enabled so many talented young women to meet their dreams of achieving a higher education. We are excited for the future of our partnership,” said Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Kappa Delta will celebrate throughout the month of March at Kappa Delta Girl Scouts events nationwide and by highlighting the partnership on social media with #KDGS20. Find out more on the Kappa Delta website at http://kappadelta.org/initiatives/girl-scouts/.
Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with nearly 260,000 members, 166 active collegiate chapters and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. Kappa Delta is active in many philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with the Girl Scouts of the USA. In 2009, the sorority created the Confidence Coalition to promote confidence in girls and women. In 2010, Kappa Delta established International Girls Day to empower girls to reach their potential. It also created International Women’s Friendship Month for women everywhere. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org.