Philanthropy has become an inseparable part of Kappa life for both collegians and alumnae. Kappas have always been committed to sharing our time, talent and treasure with our communities.
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As individuals with time, talents and treasures, Kappas first support our sisters; second, we participate in local service projects; and third, we serve the greater good.
Our chapter women support Relay for Life, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. Chapter fundraising events support causes such as the American Cancer Society, breast cancer/Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, tsunami relief, and multiple sclerosis research.
At the 2004 Kappa Convention, Reading is Fundamental (RIF) was adopted as Kappa’s national philanthropy. Founded in 1966, it is the oldest and largest children's and family nonprofit literacy organization in the U.S. RIF works to build a literate nation by helping young people discover the joy of reading. RIF’s highest priority is to serve the nation's under-served children and families through the development and delivery of literacy programs and campaigns that motivate youth to read regularly. For more information visit the Reading is Fundamental website:
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation supports all members of Kappa Kappa Gamma through four program areas:

1. Scholarships: The Foundation awards annual scholarships to qualified Kappas to help cover the rising costs of higher education. Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are the cornerstone of our philanthropic program. The many scholarship grants awarded annually are made possible through the generous annual gifts of members and alumnae associations as well as from individually endowed scholarship funds.

2. Rose McGill Fund: The Rose McGill Fund, established in 1922, has many programs which give confidential aid to deserving Kappas of all ages who suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves in financial need due to misfortune or illness. During 2002-2004, the Rose McGill Programs provided $760,762 in support. To order go to

3. Educational & Leadership Programming: The Foundation supports the development and use of educational programs that benefit our membership. The Kappa Trainer visits provide chapters and alumnae associations with workshops in leadership training, goal setting, wellness and personal safety issues, as well as various other topics. The Leadership Academy is designed to help emerging leaders build strong leadership skills.

4. Museums: The Foundation supports the operation of The Heritage Museum in Columbus, Ohio, and The Stewart House Museum in Monmouth, Illinois. These museums depict the life and times of our Founders and women of the Victorian period, feature exhibits from the archives of the Fraternity, and develop programs such as "Museum in a Box" and the multi-media project, "The Voyage of Discovery."