As Sigma Kappa members, we are special in that our philanthropies incorporate five spectra that make up a strong "pulse." Much like a heart, a symbolic presence in our sorority, we strive to keep a strong philanthropic pulse by upholding values of philanthropic initiatives, unrestricted giving, leadership development, sisters in need, and education. Our three philanthropies are Inherit the Earth, Maine Sea Coast Mission, and Alzheimer's Disease Research.
Inherit the Earth - Within Sigma Kappa chapters nationwide, we uphold the importance of maintaining the environment that we live in and try to show this through our actions at Marquette specifically. Whether it be helping out at Hunger Task force, raking leaves and tending to gardens, or participating in on campus events like Hunger Cleanup, Sigma Kappas are consistently trying to positively impact the environment! This year we had lovely alumnae join us at our Hunger Cleanup event, it was great to get to know them better while learning about their Sigma Kappa experiences and making a difference in our community!
Alzheimer's Research - As one of our major philanthropies, Sigma Kappas look to support those dealing with Alzheimer's and assist in continuing Alzheimer's research through various means of funding. We host events such as Night to Remember, Rock 4 A Cure and Sigma Kappatizers whose proceeds go directly to the Alzheimer's Association. Our Night to Remember Gala this year helped our chapter raise over $15,000 for Alzheimer's Research in one night. However, our backing as a sorority goes deeper than solely a monetary value. As many of us have had loved ones suffer with Alzheimer's, we show our physical support annually by attending the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Milwaukee honoring those struggling with this difficult disease.
Maine Sea Coast Mission - This philanthropy looks to support the Mission's Christmas program, emergency relief efforts, and scholarships. While this specific philanthropy is not our main charity, it is the longest supported philanthropic partnership which shows how versatile Sigma Kappa philanthropic service truly is.