For over 100 Years, Kappa Delta has encouraged women, college age and
beyond to be their best selves...caring individuals, concerned citizens and community leaders. For almost as long, Girl
Scouts has fostered the same ideals in younger girls. Together we are preparing girls for college, for life, for all
they hope to become.
Since 1981, all collegiate chapters and many alumnae associations
participate in Kappa Delta's Shamrock Event held annually in March. The groups choose their own fund-raising activities, and
80 percent of the total is donated to local child abuse prevention agencies with the other 20 percent donated to PCA America.
Our chapter hosts the Little Miss Americus Pageant.
We have refreshments, entertainment, and a silent auction. This is a great way to get the community involved and
the little girls who enter get to spend time with the KD's at rehearsal. The winner receives a crown, flowers and a
savings bond and gets to ride in parades with the Delta Phi Chapter at local events.
Three awards of $20,000 are given annually to recognize outstanding
research in orthopaedics and to enable researchers to continue their efforts. First presented in 1950, the awards have grown in stature to become known as the Nobel Prize of Orthopaedic Research, and one
of the most coveted awards in this field. To date over 1.1 million dollars in awards have been given.
In 1921, Kappa Delta made a commitment to support a 2-bed, fledgling
clinic operated by William Tate Graham, M.D. He was renowned for his revolutionary approaches. A pioneer in treating polio
victims, he never turned any patient away for inability to pay. Now Children's Hospital treats all children's problems and
still turns away no one for financial reasons. Kappa Delta's support continues--donating funds which have gone to build an
operating room, develop a clinic, and buy a van to transport patients. The sorority is a primary sustaining supporter of the
hospital and Kappa Deltas serve on its governing boards.