On behalf of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) Board of Trustees, it with great respect and appreciation that we convey our appreciation to your support of the KAOEF. As you will see in this 2018-2019 Annual Report, the KAOEF has continued to provide leadership and scholarship opportunities to the young men of the Order.
It is an honor to report that in this most recent fiscal year, 4,471 donations were made by 3,072 generous donors raising a total of over $1.2M. One notable highlight of these efforts was illustrated through the Crimson & Gold Society, the KAOEF’s most exclusive donor-giving club. Brothers and friends of the Order in this society are recognized for their unrestricted contributions of $1,000 or more during a fiscal year.
The dollars raised go to support the educational and scholarship goals of Kappa Alpha Order. One of the greatest examples of the dividends our collective efforts can support is illustrated through the Number I’s Leadership Institute. At this conference, all chapter presidents attend educational sessions where they learn their role and responsibilities to be leaders in their own chapters. They are empowered and educated as leaders of Kappa Alpha – and the funds necessary to host such an impactful event all come from you, our donors. Thank you.
Looking forward, the KAOEF will work together with the staff to continue to support the needs of the Order. We will continue to raise money and recruit new Crimson & Gold Society members supporting scholarships, the newly expanded KA internship program, and many other programs that create opportunities for our undergraduate membership. Thank you to our many loyal and dedicated supporters. Your gifts make a difference in the lives of young men.
Derick S. Close (Alpha Omega–North Carolina State ’78)