For more than 20 years, the Kappa Delta Foundation has supported the bright futures and college dreams of Girl Scouts across the country by providing $50,000 in scholarships annually in recognition of 10 National Gold Award Girl Scouts. The Gold Award is earned by just 5% of Girl Scouts—and National Gold Award Girl Scouts further set themselves apart, having achieved the highest honor in Girl Scouting. Honorees are selected among 200 applicants for their dedicated efforts to bettering their communities and driving change in the world by creating and facilitating powerful “Take Action” projects. Each year, a representative from the Kappa Delta Foundation serves on an external committee to review and select Gold Award recipients who receive this national recognition.
The Kappa Delta Foundation is the charitable arm of the Kappa Delta Sorority, an organization that has been a vital partner of Girl Scouts of the USA since 1998. Kappa Delta Sorority members serve as volunteers, guiding and mentoring Girl Scouts across the country on their leadership journeys and reinforcing the importance of integrity and friendship. In addition to providing critical volunteer support for GSUSA, Kappa Delta chapters host confidence-building and anti-bullying events, International Girls Day celebrations, and other empowering activities for girls. Girl Scouts who take part in Kappa Delta-sponsored events are eligible to earn a special Kappa Delta participation patch.
About Kappa Delta
Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 277,000 members, 168 active collegiate chapters and 223 active alumnae chapters nationwide. Kappa Delta offers support for leadership development, personal growth, academic success and community service, all in the context of true friendship. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with Girl Scouts of the USA. In 2010, Kappa Delta established International Girls Day to empower girls to reach their potential. It also created International Women’s Friendship Month for women everywhere.
Established in 1981, the Kappa Delta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority. Kappa Delta Sorority and Foundation national headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org.