Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation was founded in 1960, and in the words of its first president Evelyn Widman Tunnicliffe, puts Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity “ideals into action” by helping individuals realize their fullest potential through rehabilitation, education, and involvement. Theta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational tax-exempt organization, and its mission is to secure and manage resources for the educational, leadership, and philanthropic programs of the Fraternity and for the scholastic, professional, and service pursuits of its members to help them reach their fullest potential and make a difference in the world.
In addition to scholarships, grants, and educational opportunities Theta Foundation awards to Theta members on an annual basis, there is a need for greater support from Kappa Alpha Theta and its members. Theta Foundation launched Give to Lead, Give to Learn, a $5 million endowment campaign to support two of Kappa Alpha Theta’s most-pressing human capital needs: the Educational Leadership Consultant program that strengthens each and every one of Theta’s college chapters, and the need-based scholarship program to support Theta sisters who may be forced to choose between their membership in Theta and receiving an education. A 2016 grant from the Theta Charity Antiques Show for Give to Lead, Give to Learn will ensure the Educational Leadership Consultant program exists in perpetuity and that necessary educational costs are alleviated for undergraduate women each year.
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