As one of our four core values, service holds a special place in the heart of every Kappa Upsilon woman. Each year, Sigma Kappa, Kappa Upsilon, hosts various events in order to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association, the Sigma Kappa Foundation and the Maine Sea Coast Mission. We also volunteer at a local Ewing nursing home in order to support our philanthropies' focus on gerontology! In addition to our own philanthropies and service, our chapter is also highly involved in other fraternal and community philanthropy and service events, participating in their functions as well.
In 2016 (so far!), we raised over $13,000 for various causes and donated over 1200 service hours. These numbers include raising over $8000 for Relay for Life, as well as $3000 for TCNJam, which benefits the B+ Foundation. We look forward to increasing these totals next semester!
Also in Spring 2016, we raised over $2000 at our annual SKetti Night-- our highest total yet for the event! Sisters serve unlimited pasta to the campus community, and the proceeds benefit Alzheimer's disease treatment and research through the Sigma Kappa Foundation!
In Fall 2016 we raised another $3,000 for the Sigma Kappa Foundation through our Ultra Violet Week and our 5th Annual Driving Out Alzheimer's Car Show! We had about 30 cars attend our car show, and we look forward to progressing the success of this event for years to come!
We also participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Philly in 2016 and raised over $9,000 for the Alzheimer's Association!
We cannot wait to see what the future holds for our philanthropic efforts, and to continue to make an everlasting impact on countless lives!