Casa/Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
Kappa Alpha Theta is proud to be national supporters of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). We are thankful to have a local CASA program in our community in Lancaster County where we donate our proceeds from our signature philanthropies. In 2016, we raised over $17,000.
Lancaster County CASA is a local not-for-profit organization that provides a voice for abused and neglected children in the court system so they can thrive in a safe, and permanent home. They work to recruit, train and support local community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children in Juvenile Court. Having a stable relationship, such as a CASA volunteer, in a child’s life makes a world of difference when everything else is chaos. This is also a positive role model who can give a child a voice, achieve safety and stability, and rediscover a sense of self-worth. Rho Chapter constantly seeks to support CASA.
We are also proud to support the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation whose mission is “to secure and manage resources for the educational, leadership, and philanthropic programs of the Fraternity and for the scholastic, professional, and service pursuits of its members to help them reach their fullest potential and make a difference in the world.” The Foundation is dedicated to raising money for scholarships for current members as well as leadership and educational grants to make members’ dreams achievable.
5k for CASA
Kappa Alpha Theta’s signature fall philanthropy is our 5K for CASA. The race is put on through UNL campus during October each year.
Participants register before or at the race and the registration fee covers the race, a T-shirt, post-race food, and prizes. A DJ sets up before the race to get everyone going in the morning and encouraging signs are staked throughout the course. This event welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, families, friends and coffee drinkers.
After the race, prizes are given out and participants can enjoy the food and drink tables. In the past we’ve had everything from fruit, bagels, breakfast burritos, coffee, juice and plenty of bottled water.
We are proud to have raised over $10,000 for CASA during this event in the fall of 2017 and had over 600 registrations.
Cupcakes for CASA
Cupcakes for CASA is Kappa Alpha Theta’s signature spring philanthropy event. Led by a philanthropy chair and committees, our chapter works as early as possible to make this a successful event.
During this event, our sisters will serve guests cupcakes of a variety of unique and delicious flavors, and accompanied with lemonade or water. Our sisters and guests enjoy listening and dancing to fun music, and take pictures with adorable photo props while they eat their irresistible cupcakes!
Being able to raise over $11,000 at last year’s Cupcakes for CASA is amazing and motivation for all of us. It provides an opportunity for our sisters to join together and work hard to serve our community and local businesses. All proceeds of the event go to support CASA, Kappa Alpha Theta’s national philanthropy, and the Theta Foundation.
Kappa Alpha Theta strives to get out into the community and serve those around us. Whether that be non-profits, schools or the homes of elderly residents, we dedicate ourselves to make a difference. We reach out not only to our community, CASA, and The Theta Foundation, but we also implement independent volunteering as a major priority.
We are committed as a chapter, and individually, to strengthen our communities and transform our own experiences by connecting with others.