One of Kappa Alpha Theta’s three aims is to exercise the widest influence for good. This means we aspire to cultivate philanthropists who seek to create positive change in their communities.
Theta categorizes philanthropy in three areas: service, focusing on hands-on volunteering for others; fundraising, or collecting monetary or in-kind donations for causes close to our hearts; and advocacy, or championing a cause through public support, education, and awareness.
The philanthropic priorities of Kappa Alpha Theta include our own Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, whose vision it is to give every Theta every opportunity to make a difference, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a network committed to providing a voice to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Through these organizations, members of Kappa Alpha Theta show their commitment to lifelong education; leadership; growth; and the support, care, and welfare of children.
Service in Action
Each year, Theta collegians and alumnae spend thousands of hours volunteering for their communities and people in need. Whether through the Fraternity’s annual Day of Service, volunteering with a local CASA/GAL organization, or donating time to local charities and non-profits, Thetas are making an impact on their communities and in the world.
Fundraising in Action
Thetas certainly make an impact with their fundraising dollars. Chapters host fundraisers each year benefiting CASA and Theta Foundation, not only collecting monetary donations, but also soliciting sponsorships for events. We also organization events to collect supplies for CASA children or others in need.
Advocacy in Action
There are many ways Thetas can advocate for abused and neglected children, including but not limited to: inviting CASA/GAL staff members or volunteers to speak at chapter fundraising events on their work and the impact of donations, participating in legislative lobbying days on behalf of CASA, and hosting awareness events on campus or in the local community to educate on the underlying social issues that impact abused and neglected children and CASA’s work.