Service is one of Sigma Kappa's founding values and rather than one philanthropy, Sigma Kappa supports five different philanthropic causes.
The Gamma Lambda Chapter hosts numerous events throughout the year benefiting each of our wonderful philanthropies.
Alzheimer’s is something that is very near and dear to many of our chapter member's hearts. Many of our loved ones have suffered from the disease, motivating us to continuously keep working towards our goal of a cure
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 $4,325 for Alzheimer’s Research via this event.
Corner Stone Assisted Living 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. Corner Stone has become a philanthropy favorite to the Gamma Lambda Chapter.
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. As a chapter, we raise money through events to donate to the cause. Most recently, we hosted a campus wide Cornhole Tournament and raised $1,000 to send to the Maine Seacoast Mission.
In addition to monetary donations, we take part in the Christmas Program. In November we spend time gathering everyday items such as toothbrushes, socks, as well as fun items for the children to send to the mission for Christmas.
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.