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Denver Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta

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Ready to jump in? There’s a lot you could do . . . and ongoing opportunities for you to get involved.

Service

As a chapter, we do so much more than just get together socially. Giving back to our community is one of our priorities, so throughout the year we organize service projects to meet that goal. Theta makes it easy for you to join us and be part of an active force working for good.

In addition, every October, our service efforts coalesce around Theta Day of Service, which the Fraternity introduced in 2010 in honor of Bettie Locke Hamilton’s birthday on October 19. Our chapter offers several different projects throughout the month of October so you can choose what best suits your interests and availability. Denver Thetas collectively provide hundreds of hours of hands-on service during this single month; we also have a lot of fun working together to help our community.

Examples of past service projects:

  • Writing thank-you cards to CASA donors
  • Organizing non-perishable food items for Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Sorting donated medical supplies for Project C.U.R.E.
  • Assembling kits of supplies for Denver Health’s Newborns in Need program
  • Making no-sew blankets for CASA kids
  • Visiting elderly Thetas in an assisted living community
  • Assisting with the used book sale for Jefferson County Public Library
  • Cleaning up roadside trash through the Adopt-a-Highway program

The Service Committee coordinates all these activities and also maintains ongoing relationships with the local CASA affiliates. To join the committee, become one of our CASA liaisons, or recommend a new service project, contact our VP Service.

Fundraising & Philanthropy

Money makes the world go round . . . and raising money helps us satisfy many philanthropic objectives. In addition to supporting our own chapter initiatives, our fundraising dollars benefit various Theta programs and philanthropies.

Current chapter fundraisers offer a convenient source of everyday items you might buy anyway—plants for your garden in the springtime, festive wreaths and giftable snacks for the winter holidays—that are easy for you to support and yield great profits too. Information about these seasonal fundraisers is shared via our monthly email updates and other chapter communications.

Our 2020 Home for the Holidays fundraiser raised over $2,000 to benefit local CASA organizations. Members bought festive holiday wreaths, delicious bags of candy/nut mixes, and made direct donations to support our chosen philanthropies. Contact our VP Fundraising for information about upcoming fundraisers.

Here’s who we support: 

  • Several metro CASA affiliates
  • 4 local college chapters
  • Various local nonprofit organizations (the list rotates every year)
  • Denver Area Panhellenic and its philanthropies
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
  • Denver Alumnae Chapter scholarship through Theta Foundation
  • Denver Alumnae Chapter Pansy Fund
  • Local Theta sisters experiencing hard times

In addition to fundraising, several times each year we collect new or gently used items for distribution via charitable organizations. A recent member survey reconfirmed our preference to support organizations that serve women or children, work toward ending homelessness, and aid families experiencing food insecurity. The Fundraising Committee coordinates all these activities. To join the committee or suggest a new fundraising or philanthropy venture, contact our VP Fundraising.

College Chapters

Here in Colorado, we are fortunate to have four Theta college chapters:
Our primary focus is the Theta Mu chapter at Colorado School of Mines, which is located in the Denver West suburb of Golden. But our college interaction and outreach includes all four of these groups. In the fall we offer assistance as needed during formal recruitment, and in the spring we connect with each class of graduating seniors to help them transition to life as Theta alumnae. We also welcome representatives from each chapter to our annual Founders Day celebration in January.

Denver Thetas volunteer as advisors in all four chapters too. Sharing their professional expertise and Theta experience to guide the next generation of Theta leaders, advisors travel to Boulder, Fort Collins, or Colorado Springs to attend chapter meetings, meet with the advisory board, and mentor chapter officers.

Our Fraternity committee includes liaisons to each college chapter in Colorado, as well as delegates to Denver Area Panhellenic and a liaison to the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. To volunteer for any of these roles, or volunteer as a college chapter advisor, contact our VP Fraternity.

Support Other Thetas

Taking care of our sisters—to be there for them in times of sorrow/strife as well as joy—is what sisterhood is all about. Our chapter has a number of initiatives to provide care to sisters and spread Theta love when and where it is needed.

Contact the individual(s) listed below to offer your services, make a donation/contribution, or to request aid for yourself or on behalf of a Theta sister.

Sister Service

Description

Contact

Bettie’s Buddies
Call or visit an elderly Theta sister in her home or senior facility and send special greetings on her birthday and major holidays.
Caring Committee
Prepare and deliver a meal to a Theta sister following surgery, birth or adoption, major illness, or family trauma.
Courtesy Committee
Send a note of sympathy, congratulations, or encouragement to a Theta sister on behalf of the chapter.
Pansy Fund
A local fund that provides modest aid to alumnae, collegians, and college chapters in times of unexpected need. Past gifts from our Pansy Fund have helped local collegians pay chapter dues, helped alumnae rebound from flood damage and medical emergencies, helped college chapters procure ritual items and extra resources for recruitment, and more.
Friendship Fund
DONATE
The Fraternity’s national fund that provides significant aid to Thetas experiencing severe or sustained financial hardship. Per Fraternity guidelines, two members must write to HQ on behalf of a member to request assistance for her. Please speak up if you are aware of a sister experiencing considerable financial need, so our chapter can support the request for aid.
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
The Fraternity’s national 501(c)(3) charitable and tax-exempt organization that provides merit-based and need-based scholarships to Thetas seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees, and awards grants to Thetas of all ages.

Chapter Committees

  • Caring & Courtesy
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Founders Day
  • Fraternity Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Member Recruitment & Retention
  • Nominating
  • Programming
  • Service
  • Special Interests

If you have the ability and willingness to help, we can find a job for you. New ideas, energy, and enthusiasm are always welcome! Let us know where you’d like to volunteer and how much time you can give.

Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, founded at Indiana Asbury College (now DePauw University) in Greencastle, Indiana, on January 27, 1870, is the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. “Kappa Alpha Theta,” “Theta,” and our coat of arms, badges, and logo are registered trademarks of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.
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