Philanthropy is one of the core principles on which Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority, Inc was founded. Each year the National Sorority chooses a National Philanthropy during our National Convention in the spring. Past National Philanthropies included: Make A Wish Foundation, Homes for Our Troops, ASPCA, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. John F. Murphy Homes, The SAMFund, Women In Need, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Cradles to Crayons, Hurricane Katrina Relief via Family to Family, and the American Cancer Society. Kappa Delta Phi NAS is proud to have partnered with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the past several years.
Each spring at our National Convention, the Jeanette M. Collette Kindness Award is awarded to the Chapter that best exemplifies acts of philanthropy for an individual, college, community, organization, or notable cause. The Elizabeth Jason award is awarded to the Chapter that raises the most funds for our National Philanthropy. Last year we raised $21,000 for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
This year, the Sisters of Kappa Delta Phi NAS, Inc. will again be raising awareness and fundraising for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the 2022-2023 year. This is the fifth time we have partnered with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as our National Philanthropy. We have raised over $98,000 cumulatively for this great organization and have voted to keep this as our National Philanthropy moving forward. This year’s goal is to raise a total of $25,000 for AFSP.
Personal Story from our National President
“Over the last five years, teaching the youth of America has taken on a new meaning. I have been given the training needed in order to be an effective educator, but I never thought I would need my skills. None of us do. In the five years that I have been in my current placement, I have had to seek professional help for more than 6 students. On average, that’s one a year. In my opinion, that’s 1 too many. And for one, my help came too late (she will recover). Please consider donating and helping us raise the money needed to support this amazing organization.”