Prevent Child Abuse America
Since 1984, Kappa Delta collegiate and alumnae chapters have held Shamrock events — local fundraisers that vary from pancake breakfasts and 5K runs to silent auctions and golf tournaments — to support the prevention of child abuse. Shamrock events, staged by thousands of Kappa Delta women in hundreds of communities nationwide, are held throughout the year and have earned local and national media attention.
Every year, KD collegiate and alumnae chapters raise more than $2 million to benefit child abuse prevention efforts. A full 80 percent of the money raised stays in the community and is donated to local child-abuse prevention agencies; the remaining 20 percent goes to the Kappa Delta Foundation to support Prevent Child Abuse America’s national office for its national programs. PCAA was founded by a Kappa Delta, the late Donna Stone, Lambda-Northwestern, which makes the cause that much more relevant to the sorority.
Hello, my name is Karli Keller and I am the Vice-President of Community Service!
The Sigma Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta is proud to support both Prevent Child Abuse America and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa!
PCAI allocates funds to programs all over the state of Iowa that help to provide better living conditions for children within their communities. These programs help to keep children safe from situations where child abuse may occur.
We are able to support these organizations through our annual golf tournament, the Kappa Delta Classic. The KD Classic is held every fall, and includes 18 holes of golf as well as dinner with both a silent and live auction. This year's tournament raised over $20,000 for PCAA and PCAI, and was awarded Best Philanthropy of the Year at Vespers in 2016. In the spring of 2015 we hosted our first annual food philanthropy, Kappa Delta Shakes. KD Shakes is held every spring, and includes a specialized "Kappa Delta Shakes" cup with either a mint or vanilla shake with a variety of toppings.
Vice-President of Community Service