Experts are calling Harvey a "once-in-a-million-years" storm, and many sisters' homes have sustained serious flooding damage. If you would like to help, consider making a donation to Theta's Friendship Fund, which was created to help Theta sisters experiencing severe financial distress, catastrophic illness, natural disaster, and urgent family crisis.
Kappa Alpha Theta announces the recipients for the 2017 35 Under 35, a new award that recognizes young Thetas for their achievements and for personifying the attributes of leading women. In the inaugural year of this program, we were thrilled with the quality of the nominees!
We are pleased to list the honorees in our Facebook photo gallery. Learn more about each woman on Theta's social media in the coming weeks using the hashtag #Theta35.
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation announces the college and alumnae members who received grants and scholarships during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Theta Foundation is thrilled to welcome these leading women into their long-standing tradition of supporting Thetas in their educational endeavors.
Last fiscal year, Theta Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $36,000 to 41 collegian and alumnae members, one college chapter, and one alumnae chapter to participate in non-degree educational, leadership, and service-learning programs. These experiential learning opportunities help set Theta women apart as leaders on their campuses and in their communities.
Theta Foundation is also excited to announce that $743,200 in scholarship support was awarded to 332 collegians and alumnae for the 2017-2018 academic year. Established by individuals and college and alumnae chapters with a strong belief in the potential of Theta women, these scholarships stand as a testament to the support the bonds of sisterhood can provide throughout life's endeavors.
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation proudly awards these grants and scholarships to Thetas in pursuit of highest scholarship and the widest influence for good, and congratulates these leading women on their incredible accomplishments.
With deep sadness, Kappa Alpha Theta announces the death of Amy Hayner Kates, former Fraternity president and delegate to the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Amy suffered a heart attack in June and passed away on July 9.
During Amy's two terms as Fraternity president, Kappa Alpha Theta adopted our first sustainable strategic plan, implemented an organization-wide rebranding campaign, and established or reestablished 13 college chapters.
"A true leading woman, Amy was instrumental in the development and success of so many of the programs and initiatives that keep Kappa Alpha Theta in the forefront of organizations for college women," said Laura Doerre, Fraternity president. "We are grateful for her incredible vision, her exemplification of our ritual and her devotion to the Greek system. Amy was a mentor, a confidant, and a dear friend. Words simply cannot express the sorrow and sadness we all feel right now. The hearts and prayers of the entire Theta sisterhood are with her family who selflessly shared so much of Amy with us."
An initiate of the Alpha Phi Chapter at Tulane, Amy's Theta service also included three terms as Fraternity vice president, nearly nine years on Theta's NPC delegation, four years as Theta Foundation trustee and Fraternity Housing Corporation board member, and the position of Fraternity ritualist. Her Theta career began with service as an educational leadership consultant, college chapter advisor, college chapter facility corporation board member, and college district president.
Betsy Corridan, Kappa Alpha Theta chief executive officer, said, "Amy was in the first chapter consultant class I hired in 1987. During our 30-year friendship, she taught me about bravery, about perseverance, about love and laughter. She was one of a kind and will be missed terribly."
Notes of condolence may be sent to Andy, Maggie, and Sam Kates in care of Angela Merk, Kappa Alpha Theta, 8740 Founders Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268. Information about services and memorial contributions is pending.
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