The Kappa Foundation Announces New Executive Director
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 20, 2013) —The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Beth Burkes as its new Executive Director.
Beth brings the Kappa Foundation more than 14 years of experience in the nonprofit management arena. Most recently she has consulted to the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Greater Kansas City where she was known among her peers as being creative in her management style and skilled in positioning an organization to achieve operational excellence.
A certified fundraising executive, Beth’s experience includes serving as Vice President of Major Gifts and Planned Giving for the United Way of Kansas City, Vice President for Advancement for the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and as Executive Director of the United Way of Chatham County in Pittsboro, N.C.
“Beth’s innovative leadership and fundraising success will help the Foundation continue to move forward in its mission to enhance the lives of Kappa women and their communities,” said Kay Tennison, Foundation President.
As a member of Delta Delta Delta, Beth, has a passion and appreciation for Greek organizations and understands the working relationships between fraternities and foundations.
“I am thrilled to begin working with the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation,” said Burkes. “The Foundation’s commitment to investing in women by preserving Kappa’s history, awarding scholarships, enabling educational programming and providing financial aid is remarkable. I am proud to join their team.”
Beth completed her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in health and sports medicine. She went on to earn a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Health Administration from Pfeiffer University. Beth also served as a national board member for the Delta Delta Delta Foundation from 2006–2011. She currently volunteers for Tri Delta as a local alumnae board member and Panhellenic representative.
Beth will be based in Columbus, Ohio, at the Kappa Foundation’s headquarters and will report to the Foundation Board of Trustees.
For more on the Kappa Foundation, its history and the program areas it supports, visit www.kappa.org/foundation.