Kappa Sigma has a long-standing tradition of supporting philanthropic causes. Our members have raised millions of dollars for charities across the country.
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Kappa Sigma’s National Philanthropy
Kappa Sigma is committed to giving back to the community, and our national philanthropy is one way we do that. We partner with the Military Heroes Campaign to help support veterans and their families. We also partner with the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships and leadership training for our members.
The Military Heroes Campaign
The Military Heroes Campaign is Kappa Sigma’s national philanthropy. The campaign funds programs that provide support to veterans and military families. These programs include scholarships, financial assistance, counseling, and other services.
The Military Heroes Campaign was founded in 2007, and has since raised over $5 million for military families in need. In 2017, the campaign partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide even more support to veterans and their families.
Kappa Sigma brothers across the country work hard to raise money for the Military Heroes Campaign.Each year, Kappa Sigma chapters host a variety of fundraisers to support the campaign. These fundraisers include car washes, bake sales, and canned food drives. The money raised from these fundraisers goes directly to supporting military families in need.
Kappa Sigma is proud to support the men and women who have served our country. We are committed to helping them in any way we can. For more information about the Military Heroes Campaign, or to make a donation, please visit our website at www.kappasigma-mhc.org
The Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund
Each year, Kappa Sigma raises money for its national philanthropy, The Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund. The fund provides financial assistance to Omega Kodiak Associates who have been diagnosed with cancer. In addition, the fund provides scholarships to worthy undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in a cancer-related field.
Kappa Sigma’s Local Philanthropy
Kappa Sigma strives to make a positive impact in the local community through philanthropic efforts. Each year, the fraternity participates in various service projects benefiting causes such as literacy, children’s hospitals, the military, and more. Kappa Sigma is also a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. Learn more about Kappa Sigma’s philanthropy efforts below.
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity Foundation
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to supporting the leadership development, educational outreach and philanthropic initiatives of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
The Fraternity’s philanthropic efforts began in the late 1800s with the establishment of the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund. In 1948, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity Foundation was created as a separate entity from the Fraternity to manage and invest donations from alumni and friends in support of the Fraternity’s educational and leadership programs.
Today, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity Foundation provides financial support for a number of Kappa Sigma’s programs, including:
-Kappa Sigma Leadership Academy: An immersive leadership development experience for undergraduates that teaches lifelong skills
-Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation Scholarships: Academic scholarships awarded annually to deserving Brothers pursuing their undergraduate and graduate degrees
-Kappa Sigma Province Leadership Conferences: Professional development conferences for Province Archons, chapter advisors and alumni volunteers who support our undergraduate members
-My Brother’s Keeper Mentorship Program: A new program pairing underprivileged high school students with college student mentors in their community
The Kappa Sigma Housing Corporation
The Kappa Sigma Housing Corporation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides housing and support to Kappa Sigma undergraduates and alumni. The Corporation owns and operates fourteen properties across the United States, including fraternity houses, boarding homes, and apartments. In addition to providing safe and affordable housing, the Corporation also offers scholarships, leadership training, and community service opportunities for Kappa Sigma members.
The Kappa Sigma Housing Corporation was founded in 1969 in response to the growing need for affordable housing for Kappa Sigma members attending college. Today, the Corporation owns and operates fourteen properties across the United States, including fraternity houses, boarding homes, and apartments. In addition to providing safe and affordable housing, the Corporation also offers scholarships, leadership training, and community service opportunities for Kappa Sigma members.
Kappa Sigma’s commitment to philanthropy extends beyond our own membership. Each year, the fraternity raises thousands of dollars for charitable organizations through our national philanthropy event, Ruckfest. Ruckfest is a nationwide event that challenges Kappa Sigma chapters to raise money for local charities through a series of challenges or “rucks.” In 2017, Kappa Sigma chapters across the country raised over $50,000 for local charities through Ruckfest.