Eta Beta takes part in the Kappa Kares program, where we annually vote to support a third organization, in addition to RIF & the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.
At the beginning of the year, members are given the opportunity to present to the chapter philanthropies and non-profits that they wish to support for our main Spring philanthropy Event – Kappa Kappa Gameday. This allows us the opportunity to provide aid for pressing and current causes and to help our sisters make a difference in partnership with non-profits close to their hearts.
After much consideration, Eta Beta voted to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for Kappa Kappa Gameday 2017. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness, funds scientific research and provide resources and aid to those affected by suicide. To learn more please visit their website at http://afsp.org.
As Philanthropy Chairman for the Eta Beta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, I could not be more proud to be part of an organization that supports great causes, both nationally and locally.
Contributing to philanthropic causes is a key part of the membership experience at Eta Beta, and I am extremely thankful to be surrounded by a group of women so dedicated to service for three programs within Kappa - Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Our main event this past spring, Kappa Kappa Gameday, supported The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Kappa Kappa Gameday is a football themed sport competition and this year we raised almost $10,000!
Working together with the members of Kappa to spread awareness toward AFSP was the highlight of my junior year and I was consistently thankful to have my sister's support as we put on an amazing event for an even more amazing organization.
Throughout this past academic year, as our chapter worked toward supporting our three main causes, we were constantly reminded that Eta Beta Kappa’s participate in philanthropy to help better the lives of others and make positive change. Going into my senior year, I am very excited to continue to share Eta Beta's mission and passion for service!