Kappa Delta Philanthropy

Kappa Deltas are inspired to act. Kappa Delta makes a difference not only in its members’ lives, but also in the lives of women and children around the world. We take great pride in our efforts to strengthen community service initiatives that build confidence in those around us.

Helping build girls of courage, confidence and character.

In 1998, Kappa Delta Sorority welcomed Girl Scouts of the USA as one of its national philanthropies. Through this incredible partnership, Kappa Delta members make a difference in more than 14,000 girls each year across the country. Kappa Delta is proud to help Girl Scouts “build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.” Kappa Deltas serve as mentors and volunteers, reinforcing our common values of honesty, integrity, friendship and leadership. Collegiate and alumnae chapters host confidence-building programs, educational events, campus tours and other activities with Girl Scouts in their communities. Further, the Kappa Delta Foundation contributes annually to the Girl Scout Gold Award program, providing scholarships to Gold Award Girl Scouts, the highest recognition in Girl Scouting.

Help prevent child abuse.

Since 1981, Kappa Delta has been a proud supporter of Prevent Child Abuse America, an organization founded by the late Donna Stone, one of our own Kappa Delta sisters. To date, Kappa Delta has donated more than $29 million to prevent child abuse in our country. Thousands of KDs in hundreds of communities nationwide host Shamrock events every year to raise money for national and local child abuse prevention efforts. Events are as varied and creative as the groups that sponsor them. Golf and softball tournaments, fun runs, chili cook-offs, war-of-the wings contests, spaghetti dinners, silent auctions, fashion shows and paintball tournaments are just a few of the fundraisers held by collegiate and alumnae chapters. We encourage you to participate in local Shamrock events to join Kappa Delta in strengthening families and improving the lives of children because there’s nothing that destroys a child’s confidence more than abuse.

Zeta Iota Philanthropy

The members of the Zeta Iota chapter of Kappa Delta work closely with our national philanthropies as well as our local affiliates. We host a variety of events with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. Some of them include Journey Day, an event to teach engineering and science skills, and cookie tabling on SLU's campus. The Zeta Iota chapter also holds several fundraisers in which 20% of earnings go to national Prevent Child Abuse America and 80% go to our local affiliate here in St. Louis, Family Forward. Family Forward is a resource center for families touched by domestic abuse, and continues to uplift children in order for them to lead healthy and happy lives. Some of Zeta Iota's fundraising activities include a shinny hockey tournament that the entire campus can participate in, an auction in which local organizations donate items, and a Shamrock Shake sale!