Philanthropy is one of the most important aspects of being a USC Kappa. We are always asking ourselves the question, "How can we help others?" We hold many philanthropic and community service events throughout the year! Some of these events include reading to kids at the local Boys and Girls Clubs, attending recess at 32nd Street Elementary School to get in a few games of tetherball with the students, attending Relay for Life and Dance Marathon each year and having a Kappa Krepe night to fundraise for Kappa's many charities.
The Kappa girls of Delta Tau are passionate advocates of community service. It is one of the most important aspects of our chapter and greek life at USC. Last year Kappa Kappa Gamma Delta Tau Chapter donated over $20,000 to various charities, $16,000 of which was raised through our annual philanthropy event, Kappa Kapture the Flag. Not only do we take the opportunity to contribute to our chapter’s philanthropies but also to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, Reading IS Fundamental and to many other philanthropic events in the Greek and local community. Although charity may just seem like a bunch of hours and dollars, we hold it in a different light. We cherish the time we get to spend having fun while giving back and we look at it as an opportunity to be more than just an average sorority. Delta Tau was proud to host a GIRLS Academy this past Fall.
Our yearly philanthropic event, Kappa Kickball, an exciting Kickball tournament, supports the Delta Tau Chapter’s two main organizations, the Ashlyn Dyer Foundation which raises awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Story Project, a literacy program for at-risk youth. The event consists of an afternoon full of games and fun in the beautiful setting of USC's campus. We are proud to say that this past year we raised over $16,000 all of which was donated to our charities.
Kappas love participating in the philanthropic events held by the various fraternities in our Greek system. We have a strong track record in performing well and contributing significantly to organizations that we may otherwise not get to support, such as Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Friendship Circle, and Swim With Mike!
Other organizations we volunteer with include:
32nd Street Magnet School
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
The Story Project
The Ashlyn Dyer Foundation