Sigma Kappa has five philanthropies!
Every year the Gamma Lambda chapter participates in our local Walk to End Alzheimer’s hosted by the Johnson City Alzheimer’s Association. We raise money and walk for a cause. This is one of our favorite events of the year!
As a chapter, we host an event entitled “A Fight to Remember” where we raise money and host relay events for other organizations on campus. This past year we raised $5,7085 for Alzheimer’s Research via this event.
Greystone Healthcare Center has become our chapter’s personal Gerontology project. We volunteer and host events with our local senior citizens. We have hosted Fall festivals, St. Patrick Day Parties, Easter Egg Hunts and more, all including the residents and their loved ones. We try and visit as often as we can while going to Bingo nights and/or just helping when needed. Greystone Healthcare Center has become a philanthropy favorite to the Gamma Lambda Chapter. Also each Christmas season we sign cards to hand out and this is a way for the girls to give back to our philanthropy and get more involved with campus by letting students sign Christmas cards to give out to the nursing home. Helping those in the nursing home to feel more at home through the holiday season.
Inherit the Earth:
Environmental Awareness is something that Sigma Kappa helps to share through Inherit the Earth. We take the time to really advocate for this Philanthropy on Earth Day in April. We cover the campus with environmental health facts, in the effort to encourage others to think about the way we live daily on this earth, and in hopes to convince others to recycle.
To honor Inherit the Earth year long, the Gamma Lambda chapter participates in Adopt-A-Highway. Our chapter has adopted a local highway section in front of ETSU's campus that we clean twice a semester.
Maine Seacoast Mission:
Sigma Kappa was founded in Maine in 1874, which is why the Maine Seacoast Mission is such a valued philanthropy
This past year as a chapter we hosted an event called Frats at Bat to raise money for the Main seacoast Mission. Each fraternity at East Tennessee State University comes and volunteers to play softball to raise money for the Philanthropy. We were able to ,get our goal while also building relationships with our IFC community. Being able to have fun and give back to where Sigma Kappa was founded and and involve IFC has allowed sisters all over to feel more connected and a bond with Sigma Kappa.
Sigma Kappa Foundation:
The Sigma Kappa Foundation is the main foundation for all of our philanthropies. Through this foundation comes disaster relief support and scholarships for our sisters in need. To benefit the foundation we host our annual Ultra Violet Gala. We host a silent auction and a nice dinner where all proceeds go to the Sigma Kappa Foundation.