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The Kappa Foundation equips women with the resources to spark change and preserves values established by our beloved founders. Since 1989, we’ve been working with the Fraternity to keep Kappa moving in a positive direction.


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The Story of Rose McGill

5/31/2021 - Toronto - Beta Psi -

Since 1922, Kappa has been there for members experiencing financial distress. The Foundation’s grant program began when Rose McGill, Toronto, contracted tuberculosis. Her ties to Kappa remained strong and when she became ill, her Kappa sisters were there to help. Rose, an orphan, was provided for financially through the establishment of the Rose McGill fund. After her death in 1927 the Rose McGill Fund continued, and, thanks to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, helps members in need of emergency financial assistance to this day.

Today, the program gives confidential grants to Kappas in unexpected times of financial need. Read about how the Rose McGill legacy continues to support our members today.

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Laurie Chambers Welling's Story

12/1/2020
Chapter: Oregon - Beta Omega, Toronto - Beta Psi

Gardening has always been a passion for Laurie Chambers Welling, Oregon. After a divorce 11 years ago, Laurie went back to school to earn a degree in horticulture, something she’d always wanted to do. She became the manager of Retreat, a plant and home decor shop in Snohomish, Washington. She also got remarried. Her husband, Paul, is a chef instructor at Sur La Table.

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Andrea Venditti Kline’s Story

12/1/2020
Chapter: Purdue - Gamma Delta, Toronto - Beta Psi

A “feeling of panic” is the way Andrea Venditti Kline, Purdue, described the moment she realized that she and her husband, Clayton, both dentists, had to temporarily shut down their dental practices as ordered by the state of Ohio because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Andrea and Clayton met in dental school at the Ohio State University, married, had two children and settled in Celina, Ohio, where Clayton opened a private dental practice. Andrea found work as a dentist, too, in a separate practice that provides dental care for mostly Medicaid-funded patients, a calling she says fits with her love for working with people.

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