1874 Giving Circle
The 1874 Giving Circle is a giving club exclusively for collegians to support the Sigma Kappa Foundation’s Annual Fund.
An annual gift of $18.74 secures their membership in the 1874 Giving Circle for up to four years.
Benefits of joining the 1874 Giving Circle
- Grants: Chapters with 35% membership in the 1874 Giving Circle are eligible to apply for a grant (see below).
- Voting Power: 1874 Giving Circle members are eligible to vote on grant finalists selected by the Foundation.
- Scholarships: Funds from 1874 Giving Circle memberships provide scholarships for Sigma Kappa members to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI).
- Jewelry: For each new membership and annual renewal, members receive up to four dangles to wear with their badge, on a necklace or bracelet. Dangles are available in two tones: gold or silver.
- Recognition: 1874 Giving Circle members will be listed with other donors on the Foundation website.
- Affordable: Make just one annual gift of $18.74 (for up to four years of membership).
- Impactful: Become an investor in the Foundation’s mission and help to build a stronger Sigma Kappa.
- Flexible: Join once a year, all at once, or retro-actively as a senior; parents or friends can join on your behalf.
1874 Giving Circle Grants
Sigma Kappa Chapters that reach 35% membership in the 1874 Giving Circle during the calendar year are eligible to apply for grants to implement educational and member development programming or service projects that will benefit their chapter, campus and community.
All collegians that have purchased current calendar year membership in the 1874 Giving Circle are eligible to vote on the grant finalists selected by the Foundation. These women help decide how the Foundation puts its charitable funds to use.
Click Here to Apply for a Chapter 1874 Giving Circle Grant (by invitation only)
Congratulations to the following chapters that have received 1874 Giving Circle grants:
- Beta Zeta, University of Maryland - book and toy drive to benefit the Children’s National Medical Center
- Alpha Epsilon, Iowa State University – Turkey Bingo Week will provide Thanksgiving Dinner to families in need
- Theta Beta, University of La Verne – helping to fund the Road to Discovery Handicap Accessible Playground
- Kappa Upsilon, The College of New Jersey – Ultra Violet Week will create awareness for Alzheimer’s disease
- Programs must be philanthropic, service-oriented or educational, and must meet IRS requirements
- Preference will be given to programs that put the mission of Sigma Kappa Foundation to work within the chapter, campus or local community
Have an idea for a program you would like to implement? Call (317) 381-5531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your idea and make it a reality!