KAPPA DELTA FOUNDATION INC

Building Confidence. Inspiring Action.

Mission

The mission of the Kappa Delta Foundation, Inc. is to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Maggie Waples

Main address

3205 Players Ln

Memphis, TN 38125 USA

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EIN

84-0880886

NTEE code info

(Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards) (B82)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

With the generous support of Kappa Deltas across the country, the Kappa Delta Foundation makes a difference in the lives of its members. We offer scholarships that help close the gap in student financial resources, leadership training and professional development that prepare women for the future, and a helping hand to sisters in crisis. We also support KDs national philanthropies and numerous local community outreach programs to have a direct positive effect on our campuses and communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship

The cost of tuition continues to rise. As a result, students are graduating with alarming amounts of debt, some lasting decades. To lighten the burden and inspire our sisters to continue pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Kappa Delta Foundation awards more than $147,000 in scholarships.

Population(s) Served

In today’s world, internship experiences are essential to break into the competitive job market. The foundation responds to this demand by providing unique summer internship opportunities. KD members may apply to be a summer intern at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, or the orthopaedic research program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

Population(s) Served
Students
Students

Through the Alumnae Crisis Fund, the Kappa Delta Foundation provides immediate financial assistance in the form of a grant to an initiated Kappa Delta alumna who is experiencing dire financial need and who has exhausted other sources of financial assistance (through medical insurance, family or bank loans, etc.). Consideration is given to applicants in a personal crisis, emergency situation due to medical reasons or natural disasters.

Population(s) Served
Victims of disaster
Unemployed people

Hosted by the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV), the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) is an annual five-day institute that brings together sorority women and fraternity men nationwide to create opportunities to explore their leadership skills, personal awareness, and commitment to their fraternity or sorority. Each year, the Kappa Delta Foundation selects Kappa Delta collegians to support at UIFI. The foundation covers the registration fee, which includes lodging and meals for the duration of the institute.

Population(s) Served
Women
Adults
Women
Adults
Women
Adults
Women
Adults
Students

KiDs Grants are designed to allow Kappa Delta alumnae chapters and individual alumnae an opportunity to partner with local nonprofit agencies to improve the quality of life for KiDs, the heart of the community. Each year $25,000 is available for quality programming and prevention-oriented projects that have a direct, positive effect on families and children, with a maximum of $10,000 for a single recipient.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Parents
At-risk youth
Victims and oppressed people

The mission of the Kappa Delta Foundation is to “secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority." Grants to the sorority offer charitable, educational and leadership opportunities that benefit Kappa Delta’s members that also transcend the Greek experience.

Population(s) Served
Students
Women
Adults

Kappa Delta makes a difference not only in its members’ lives, but also in the lives of women and children around the world. As such, the Kappa Delta Foundation furthers Kappa Delta’s charitable purposes with annual support to the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Prevent Child Abuse America.

Population(s) Served
Researchers
Girls
People with diseases and illnesses
Families
Children and youth

An education and technology grant fund is a fund managed by the Kappa Delta Foundation that allows alumnae to contribute tax-deductible donations that will later be used for the construction or improvement of a chapter house. These funds may only be used for construction or improvement related to the spaces in the house that are used strictly for educational purposes, like a study room or a library. The local house corporation manages the fundraising efforts for these projects. After the house corporation has established the fund with the foundation and the fund has received contributions, the house corporation requests a withdrawal to pay for educational- or technology-related expenses.

Population(s) Served
Students
Women
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Kappa Delta Sorority 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of academic scholarships awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Students, Women

Related Program

Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Women, Students

Related Program

Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Researchers, Girls, People with diseases and illnesses, Families, Children and youth

Related Program

Philanthropic Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students, Women, Adults

Related Program

UIFI Sponsorships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants who felt that they have been provided with a range of options for future employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students, Women, Adults

Related Program

Internships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We believe bright, innovative Kappa Delta women will not only shape the future of our sorority, they will shape the future of the world. In these days of rising college costs, the educational opportunities the foundation provides are essential.

Each year, the foundation receives far more scholarship applications than we have available funds to award. Although we awarded more scholarships than ever before for the 2021-2022 academic year, we could only award scholarships to just less than a quarter of the applicants.

That is why we are launching Imagine Her Future, an initiative to increase the amount of funding available for need-based, merit and leadership scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships can be a lifeline and are one of the most tangible ways to directly impact the lives of our KD sisters. Reducing their financial burden is crucial to retain our collegiate members and to ensure continued educational opportunities and professional growth for our alumnae members.

During the quiet phase of Imagine Her Future, donor donations and commitments totaled over $1.5 million, helping the foundation reach more than 60% of our final goal. The campaign is led by a dedicated steering committee committed to offering sisters access to opportunities to flourish personally and professionally.

Foundation staff and the steering committee will ensure the foundation reaches our goal by engaging and soliciting donors at a variety of gift levels and communicating the impact of their gifts. The campaign will close in summer 2023, where we will not only celebrate our campaign success, but also commemorate Kappa Delta’s 125th anniversary at our 65th biennial National Convention.

The Kappa Delta Foundation is led by a group of experienced and passionate professionals. Supporting Kappa Delta since 1981, the foundation and the sorority have worked together to make a difference in the lives of Kappa Deltas across the nation.

As early as 1916, KD offered awards through what was known as the Scholarship Loan Fund. This evolved over the years and the foundation took over the scholarship program in the 1980s. The interest and need for these scholarship opportunities has grown through the years.

Last fiscal year, the foundation awarded over $828,000 in scholarships to over 520 recipients. We believe every Kappa Delta who wants to experience all our sisterhood has to offer should be able to do so with confidence - knowing her sisters are here for her, to help her along the way.

The Kappa Delta Foundation continues to adapt to the needs of members. The foundation has increased the number of scholarships offered to Kappa Delta members each year. In May 2020, the foundation participated in Giving Tuesday Now, a global effort to raise money in response to COVID-19, choosing to focus fundraising efforts on scholarships so more could be awarded in Summer 2020. The response was so great, a one-time initiative was created: Emergency Hardship Scholarships for students directly affected by the pandemic. In all, the foundation provided 42 Emergency Hardship Scholarships in the amount of $2,019 each.

After seeing the need displayed by our Emergency Hardship scholarship applicants, the foundation established a new Need-Based Scholarship program, available to students in need of financial support, not limited to those impacted by COVID. The foundation offered 256 need-based undergraduate scholarships, making at least one available for each collegiate chapter for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Increasing the number of scholarships we offer will continue to be a priority. We will partner with the Sorority to ensure Kappa Delta remains strong and ensure a brighter future for all sisters.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    With the generous support of Kappa Deltas and friends across the country, the Kappa Delta Foundation makes a difference in the lives of Kappa Delta's members and others.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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KAPPA DELTA FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 8/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Beth Langford

Emily Feinstein

Brandi Harper

Kirsten Kuykendoll

Lauren Magedoff

Kathryn McGlynn

Sue Mickelberg

Kristin Power

Michelle Rabideau

Jodi Scheurenbrand

Cheryl Sizer

Susan Stockton

Tove Thomas

Maggie Waples

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/23/2021,

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/23/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.