Kappa Delta sorority celebrated their own birthday earlier this week, but it was these wonderful women who gave a gift to us!
At our 45th Anniversary Celebration last night, we were honored to have Alison Jakes-Argersinger, Former Kappa Delta President and Representative to Prevent Child Abuse America present us with their annual giving check.
In 2017, Kappa Delta sisters from across the country raised a total of $497,985 for our programs and services that help children and families thrive.
Our 45th Anniversary Celebration was the perfect time to celebrate Kappa Delta. Our founder, Donna J. Stone, was herself a KD sister of the Lambda chapter at Northwestern University. Donna founded Prevent Child Abuse America in 1972. Less than ten years later, in 1981, her sorority selected our organization as one of their official national philanthropies. Since that time, the dedicated sisters of KD have raised nearly $22 million dollars for our organization and our chapter network.
Kappa Delta has been inspiring women to action and providing new opportunities and experiences for more than 250,000 women on 166 college campuses across the country since their founding on October 23, 1897.
In addition to fundraising on behalf of our cause, KD supports our work by sending interns to our National Office, and there is always a representative from the sorority’s national office on our Board of Directors, keeping the ties between our organizations close. We even have a Kappa Delta alumna on staff!
These women are true ambassadors for our cause and we are eternally grateful for their energy and persistence in supporting our mission to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children.
We wouldn’t be where we are today without Kappa Delta!