As individuals with time, talents and treasures, Kappas first support our sisters; second, we participate in local service projects; and third, we serve the greater good.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), our official philanthropic partner, has been supported through the donation of thousands of books and volunteer hours to Boys and Girls Clubs, elementary schools and hospitals. Our chapter works with the students at Spring Garden Children's Center, two or three times a week.
In the past year, our chapter has collected books for Good Will, sold Kappa Kisses for the Rose McGill Foundation, held philanthropy dances with Phi Psi to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, and participated and donated to Take Back the Night, the Alternative School Break Club, Relay for Life, and Literacy Day.
Our chapter also has supported the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation with financial gifts and Rose McGill magazine subscription sales to help fund scholarships, confidential aid, education and training, and support of our two museums.
Marina Petersen Celebration Day is an annual event held in remembrance for Class of 2010 student Marina Peterson, who tragically passed away in the summer of 2009. Marina was a loyal sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma and active in the Lafayette/Easton community. Each year, the enthusiasm and solidarity on March Field is extremely apparent as everyone participates in Delta Upsilon's dunk tank, Delta Kappa Epsilon's volleyball games, Pi Beta Phi’s Pie-a-Pi Phi, Alpha Phi’s face painting, Delta Gamma’s henna tattoos, and Alpha Gamma Delta’s backyard games, among various other activities. Phi Psi’s cook out, along with Tri-Delta’s bake sale, keeps attendees happily fed, while a live DJ from Phi Psi and a cappella groups keeps the crowds entertained and smiling. It is always a beautiful day to celebrate life in Marina’s favorite way – outdoors with family and friends. In the past, the event has been successful in raising more than $3,000 for an interim abroad scholarship in Marina’s name, which is open to the entire Lafayette student body. Marina continues to be a contributing member of the Lafayette community, who will never be forgotten by her Kappa sisters and friends.