This is an unprecedented time for everyone … a time that, for many, is filled with uncertainty. The news seems to change minute by minute, and updates about COVID-19 have taken over our email boxes and social media channels.
But from our founding 150 years ago, Kappa Alpha Theta—and her members—have withstood times of challenge and insecurity. And the power of Theta sisterhood means that we have one another.
In fact, the supportive power of sisterhood is the basis for our Friendship Fund. Since 1926, the fund has provided gifts to Thetas experiencing extreme financial hardship due to serious or terminal illness, job loss, natural disaster, and other devastating occurrences. An important tradition is the secrecy surrounding the giving of Friendship Fund gifts. Two members write on the behalf of a sister, and the Friendship Fund committee determines the award amount. The requesters remain anonymous, and all records are confidential.
The coronavirus is affecting all of us, in many different ways. For more information about requesting help from the Friendship Fund for a Theta sister, please contact email@example.com or call 888-526-1870, ext. 140.
If you’re able to make a Friendship Fund gift, checks may be made payable to Kappa Alpha Theta, with “Friendship Fund” written on the memo line, and mailed to Kappa Alpha Theta, 8740 Founders Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268, attn.: Friendship Fund. (These gifts are not tax-deductible.)
For 94 years, the Friendship Fund has been an affirmation of our ritual, which instills in us the belief that Kappa Alpha Theta is larger than ourselves and that what we give to one another comes full circle.