Alumnae Association Awards
The strength of Kappa’s 241 alumnae associations is best illustrated by each association’s unique ability to offer numerous levels of support and programming, which demonstrates to its members that membership is for a lifetime.
During Convention, Kappa will recognize the hard work and pay tribute to alumnae associations that have exemplified outstanding achievements during the biennium.
Applications are due March 2.
Communications/Public Relations Award
This award recognizes outstanding alumnae associations that develop strong communications with their membership through newsletters, websites, social and electronic media, and various other formats. In addition, positive public relations within their community is also recognized.
Rheva Ott Shryock Chapter Assistance Award
This award recognizes associations for outstanding service to chapters through both social and financial contributions.
Patsy Bredwick Levang Philanthropy Award
This award is given to associations that demonstrate the spirit of giving through well-rounded philanthropy programs that develop membership awareness and commitment to a chapter, the community, and/or the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.
Sally Moore Nitschke Lifelong Education Award
This award is given to an alumnae association that, through its programming, best demonstrates an enthusiasm and commitment to lifelong learning.
Alphonsine Clapp Howard Alumnae Association Membership Reference Award
This award is given to associations for member education regarding the online reference process, the encouragement of the submission of online references, and communication of the value of references.
This award recognizes associations that exhibit interest in researching and maintaining their historical records and strengthening an appreciation of and respect for the history of the Fraternity and their association.
Membership Growth Award
This award recognizes alumnae associations that have shown exceptional promotion of alumna membership to all Kappas in their areas. The number of dues-paying members over two biennia is compared to determine the winning associations. Alumnae association reports and fees need to be submitted in a timely manner for award consideration.
McNaboe Most Outstanding Association Award
This award has been presented at every Convention since 1940 in recognition of an association's overall excellence. To be considered for this award, an association must be in good standing according to the Fraternity Bylaws, Standing Rules and Policies, use ritual in its association operations, distribute its newsletter annually, be inclusive and foster sisterhood, establish a commitment of giving, update the association Bylaws biennially, and assist or interact with a collegiate chapter. One overall winner will be selected from among the finalists.