The Sigma Kappa Foundation exists to support Sigma Kappa Sorority, and does so by providing funding for resources designed to promote personal and leadership development among Sigma Kappa members through the following endowments and programs:
Leadership Education Endowment
This is a source of funding for programs that encourage social, spiritual, and intellectual growth for Sigma Kappa members, including speakers for convention and COTS, the leadership consultant program and the Promise program.
Barbara Williams Fenters Leadership Education Endowment
Established by the Sigma Kappa Corporation of Lubbock, Texas, in honor of Barbara Williams Fenters, the endowment provides funds for training and educational programming for members of Sigma Kappa house corporation boards, property committees, house directors and other persons involved in Sigma Kappa chapter housing management.
Marion Johnson Frutiger COTS Leadership Development Program
Through the generosity of Marion Johnson Frutiger and her husband Gustav T. Frutiger, this program awards leadership and educational grants to Sigma Kappa Sorority to provide focused leadership training, including motivational and inspirational keynote speakers for the edcuation and development of the Sigma Kappa collegiate officers attending the College Officer Training School (COTS).
Betty Merman Memorial WRGC Educational Endowment
In commemoration of Betty Spencer Merman’s service to the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) for more than 25 years, this endowment was established to maintain the Sigma Kappa Educational Leadership Award made to the former Western Regional Greek Council, now known as the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values. It supports scholarships for Sigma Kappa members and professionals to attend conferences held by the Association of Fraternal Leadership Values (AFLV).
Theta Chapter Educational Endowment
This endowment provides educational and leadership program grants to benefit the members of Theta Chapter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, the chapter can apply for educational grant funding to support qualified educational portions of the travel and accommodation expenses of attending the College Officers Training School (COTS), national convention, other educational/leadership activities, as well as participation in workshops and seminars in the areas of scholarship, management, drug and alcohol abuse prevention and other subjects.
Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) Scholarships
Sigma Kappa Foundation offers scholarships to Sigma Kappa undergraduate members to attend UIFI, a five day institute that brings together fraternity men and sorority women from across North America to create opportunities to explore, define, and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority, and grow to expect values based action from themselves and those they lead. At UIFI, you will be given the skills to improve your own leadership abilities and positively affect your chapter, council, and community. Click here to learn more.