Our Philanthropy Events
Pi chapter hosts two philanthropies every year, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. The goal of the philanthropies is to raise as much money as possible for our two beneficiaries, Prevent Child Abuse America and a local shelter called Cedars. PCAA is Kappa Delta’s national philanthropy because it was founded by one of our alumna back in 1972. The goal of this organization is to provide programs to prevent child abuse and neglect and to spread awareness across the country. Currently PCAA holds a chapter in every single state and last year alone helped over 85,000 families. Cedars is a local non-profit organization whose goal is the same as PCAA. On average they provide a safe home to 2,500 children each year. Without our two donations every year, Cedars would be unable to operate and would not be able to make a difference in those children’s lives.
Kappa Delta’s fall philanthropy is KD Quesadillas and our spring philanthropy is Chilifest. These are one of the best two days of the year for our members. Friends, family, and members of the community fill our house to help a great cause and eat a great meal. This past year, Chilifest added a music festival to its event. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, a large tent was set up in the big grass area next to our house where five bands from across campus came and performed throughout the event!
Last semester, we raised over $10,000 at KD Quesadillas. Eighty percent of the money we raise goes to Cedars, while the other 20 percent goes to Prevent Child Abuse America. Kappa Delta makes a huge difference in these two organizations and supports their efforts. Our members are proud to support such an important and crucial cause.
Philanthropy is a large part of our sisterhood. Several of our members go above and beyond just our philanthropies, they participate in numerous community volunteering events as well. It’s one of our five areas of chapter excellence, and we all believe volunteering is an essential part to developing and growing throughout our college experience.
-Nicole McLaughlin, Vice President-Community Service