The Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Every fall, Sigma Kappa chapters across the country participate in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, which is the world’s largest event that raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. On Saturday October 5th, the Kappa Gamma chapter participated in the Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer's. Members of the chapter started fundraising in early August and were able to donate $7,088 to the cause! Efforts for fundraising mainly consisted of collecting online donations via Facebook, twitter, and instagram. Within the Kappa Gamma chapter the top fundraisers included: Claire Strobach, Emma Baker, Julia O'Sullivan, Catherine Bohren, Brinley Zieg, Taylor Brown, Jayne Lawson, Sarah Turk, Erin Drehobl, Stephanie Roberts, Alissa Pampena, Julia Wenderski, Lauren Banke, Martina Katic and Erin Eppich.
Sigma Kappa was recognized for their efforts as a national team at the walk and was given a table to showcase their organization at the walk. All of the funds collected will go towards raising awareness and funding for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Ultra Violet Event
This year on Friday September 6th, the Kappa Gamma Chapter hosted their Ultra Violet event. The event titled Sigma SKoops, hosted in the Humanities Plaza on the University of Dayton's Campus, featured a Graeter's Ice Cream sundae social with a topping bar, and other fun surprises! For five dollars, students, faculty, and staff were able to make their own sundae or banana split with choices of raspberry chocolate chip, chocolate or vanilla ice cream. These sundae options included a create your own sundae bar with sprinkles, chocolate chips, gummy worms, Oreo pieces, whipped cream and sauce choices of caramel, marshmallow cream, chocolate syrup or strawberry sauces. The chapter was ecstatic to have raised $2,087 and hopes to continue this event in the future! The proceeds from this event benefited the Sigma Kappa Foundation PULSE fund which creates and funds scholarship, leadership and philanthropic initiatives that reflect the values of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Nursing Home Visits
In support of our philanthropic efforts towards gerontology, the sisters of Kappa Gamma make visits to local nursing homes. During these visits, sisters spend time talk with, play games and reading to residents of the nursing homes. Here is photo from a visit a group of Kappa Gamma sisters made to the local Sunrise Nursing Home.
Adopt a Highway
In support of our philanthropic efforts towards Inherit the Earth, in the Spring semester of 2018 Kappa Gamma implemented the Adopt a Highway program and has adopted exits 45, 46, and 47 of Interstate 90. Members often visit this patch of highway that we have adopted, and paper pick it and ensure that it is free of trash and debris. The chapter will be participating in two clean ups per semester and is provided with cones, vests and trash bags during the pick ups. The chapter also budgeted out funds to purchase trash pickers and fabric gloves in order to accomplish their highway pickups.
Over the summer, the chapter was given a "Sigma Kappa, Kappa Gamma" highway sign next to the mile marker 45. The chapter is excited to participate in a new type of service that supports their environmental philanthropies. By participating in Adopt a Highway, Sigma Kappa helps to provide cleaner, safer highways. Here is a picture of a group of our members who spent an afternoon cleaning our highway.
Week of Giving
The Week of Giving is a national campaign that all Sigma Kappa chapters participate in across the country, in an effort to give back to the many communities around us. During this week filled with service, we spend each day giving back to a different group that has had an impact on the success of our chapter members including our campus, faculty and staff, other greek chapters, and local first responders, just to name a few. Every year we celebrate this week at the beginning of November leading up to our Founder’s Day on November 9th. Here is a picture of some of our sisters passing out metal straws, outside of Kennedy Union on Campus Day during this years Week of Giving.