Ways to Give
Support the Sigma Kappa Foundation by making a gift. Whether $10, $100, or $10,000 or a commitment to be filled in the future through an estate gift, a donation to the PULSE fund (annual fund), a specific scholarship, or a philanthropic initiative - the bottom line is that every gift counts, regardless of size or designation.
To make a gift by check, please write your check payable to "Sigma Kappa Foundation" and indicate the fund this gift supports in the memo line. Or include this contribution form with your check. Please let us know if your gift is a payment toward an existing pledge.
Send your check to:
Sigma Kappa Foundation
ATTN: Donor Services
695 Pro-Med Lane, Suite 300
Carmel, IN 46032
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies offer matching gift programs as well as payroll deduction options for employees who make charitable contributions. Please check with your employer to see if these options are available to you. Email or call Caren Chopp, Director of Operations at 317-381-5531, if you have questions.
Planned Giving—Join our Horizon Society
Planned gifts allow you to give back in a way that is meaningful to you, and also can help you prepare for your future. For example, planned gifts can offer you income, gift and estate tax deductions and provide favorable capital gains tax opportunities. For more information on a legacy gift/planned giving strategy, please contact Lisa Swiontek, Foundation Executive Director. The Horizon Society honors those who have designated a planned gift to the Sigma Kappa Foundation.
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Social Media Fundraisers
Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms have fundraising features which allow users to organize fundraisers to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc. These platforms do not provide donor information to the beneficiary (neither about the host nor the supporters). In an effort that we may recognize your contribution, we ask that if you set up a fundraiser, please notify the Foundation at email@example.com
Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from IRA Assets
Seniors can benefit by donating their Individual Retirement Account RMDs to a qualified charitable organization; it’s a win/win for the donor and the organization. Generally, distributions are counted as taxable income, but by donating them directly to the charitable organization, they are excluded from personal income. Please consult your tax professional for advice and then contact Rachel Flanigan, Director of Philanthropy to coordinate the donation of funds.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated securities enable you to make a significant contribution while avoiding capital gains taxes on the donated shares. Please contact Lisa Swiontek, Executive Director to set up the gift of a transfer.
Endowment gifts provide a lasting source of support for Sigma Kappa and its members. By creating an endowment, you can pay tribute to a loved one or honor your own Sigma Kappa experience. These funds are managed by the Foundation and require a minimum amount, currently $25,000 to establish. Individual endowments are invested with the Sigma Kappa endowment and exist in perpetuity, allowing the donor to have a significant impact for generations to come. Endowments can be funded over a number of years. Endowment contacts are provided an annual report each fall.
Many chapters have established endowments. If your chapter has an established fund, you can contribute directly to that fund; however, if an endowment has not been created, we can help establish one.
There are several types of scholarships and grants you may create as an endowed fund. Examples include:
- Academic scholarships for chapter members
- Funding for educational leadership programming
- Emergency grants for individual members
Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a sister, family member or loved one.
Gifts of Time + Talents
Volunteer opportunities—if you are ready to give of your time
Foundation volunteers use their time and talent to help individuals and chapters support the Foundation or thank them for doing so. Volunteers share the awe-inspiring stories of impact that donors have made on our members’ lives through various educational programs, academic scholarships or leadership development opportunities. If you are ready to donate your time to support the Foundation’s work, please contact Caren Chopp, Director of Operations.