I’m in it for the Hugs!
By Guest Blogger Julie Leshay, Colorado College, Fraternity President
Kappas unselfishly volunteer thousands of hours each year to Kappa. Alumnae association officers, Advisory and House Board members, and all of the volunteers listed in the Kappa Yellow Pages assist our 40+ staff at Fraternity Headquarters in operating a multi-million dollar organization that has been around for almost 142 years.
When asked, “Why do you volunteer for Kappa?” the answer invariably is that our volunteers wish to give back to Kappa because Kappa has given so much to them. Others say that volunteering makes them feel special and needed … that they love to help. Alumnae mention the friendship, saying that Kappa is a safe place … a place to be yourself. Another says, “Kappa was the highlight of my college career … I was glad to be called to help. It seemed like the natural progression.”
Time and again, Kappas have expressed an overwhelming sense of gratitude for this special Kappa experience and a need to give something back through volunteering. Whatever the reasons, Kappas are givers and leaders. They make a positive difference in the world by volunteering their talents and resources to society and to their chapters, alumnae associations and the Fraternity. And we thank them for it! To all of our dedicated volunteers, here is a BIG HUG! Giving your time, energy and skills to enable others to learn, grow and enjoy is the best gift that sisterhood can offer!