Give Back, Connection, Heritage
Mary Jane Crist, Arizona, Former Foundation Trustee
Together with Foundation Executive Director Maggie Coons, Hillsdale; Stewart House Museum Director Mary Osborne, Monmouth; and Archivist/Museum Director Kylie Smith, Simpson, we came up with a project near and dear to the Porch Sitters’ love for Kappa history: The Stewart House Museum’s front porch. Soon, we were in touch with the daughters of the Porch Sitters, who joined the effort to raise funds to improve the porch. More than $27,000 was raised from 11 gifts. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect since 2021 was also the year that Martha celebrated 75 years of membership in Kappa. Just one more reason to celebrate!
Time spent at Robin’s cabin and especially on the porch of Jane’s cottage with Kappa sisters meant so much to all of us. We can’t redo the porches of all the chapter houses, but we can make sure Kappa’s porch — the porch at The Stewart House — is just as welcoming as Jane’s was.
2023 Foundation Focus Newsletter
Whether it’s supporting members facing unexpected financial challenges, empowering scholars to dream big, or helping sisters level up their leadership skills, a gift to the Foundation supports women in pursuing life’s opportunities and sparking change.Discover the Difference