Public, Society Benefit

Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc.

  • Carmel, IN
  • www.sigmakappafoundation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Sigma Kappa Foundation is to create and fund leadership, scholarship and philanthropic initiatives that reflect the values and spirit of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

Service Areas

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National

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ruling year

1989

Executive Director since 2009

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Ms. Lisa Swiontek

Keywords

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leadership, education, college students, Alzheimer's, research

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EIN

35-1778450

 Number

5191731945

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Leadership Development (W70)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Alzheimer's (G83)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Scholarships

 
High scholastic achievement is a Sigma Kappa value supported by the Sigma Kappa Foundation.  The Sigma Kappa Foundation encourages and supports the scholastic development of our collegiate and alumnae sisters. More than 50 scholarships are available each year to outstanding undergraduate and graduate members who exemplify Sigma Kappa's values of integrity, leadership, academic excellence and our commitment to service and sisterhood.  

 

 

 

Sister to Sister Disaster Recovery Fund

Alumnae and collegiate members of Sigma Kappa directly impacted by the occurrence of a U.S. presidential-declared major disaster or emergency can seek short-term financial relief grants through the Sister to Sister Disaster Recovery Fund for up to six months following the declaration. Contributions to build reserve funds are accepted at year-round. 

 

Educational and Leadership Programming

 
At the heart of Sigma Kappa is social, spiritual, and intellectual growth for every member. The Sigma Kappa Foundation provides funding for programs, resources and training designed to develop and empower tomorrow's leaders, such as speakers for convention and the College Officer Training School (COTS), the leadership consultant program, and the total member education program, Promise. 

 

 Alzheimer's Disease Research and Gerontology Studies

 Sigma Kappa has been devoted to the study of aging and the needs of the elderly for more than 50 years. Since its inception, while continuing to educate the public about this debilitating disease through work with senior citizens and care for the elderly.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Educational & Leadership Program Grants: we fund educational speakers, workshops, training and counseling on leadership, citizenship, and preventative health/wellness topics Alzheimer's Disease Research & Gerontology Studies: We fund researchers who are studying Alzheimer's disease and we provide special scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing study in the field of gerontology Scholarships Program: A wide variety of academic scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students who are members of Sigma Kappa Sorority Sister to Sister Disaster Recovery Program: Members of Sigma Kappa Sorority who have been directly affected by a U.S. Presidentially declared disaster can apply for short-term relief funding

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Budget

Service Areas

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National

Not applicable.

Funding Needs

The Sigma Kappa Foundation underwrites educational and leadership initiatives of Sigma Kappa Sorority, provides scholarships to college students, supports research grants through the Alzheimer's Association and gives gifts to support the Maine Sea Coast Mission.

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Financials

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SIGMA KAPPA FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Lisa Swiontek

BIO

Lisa Fedler Swiontek has led the Sigma Kappa Foundation as executive director since 2009, where she is responsible for administration, annual and major gift fundraising, and philanthropic grant programs. Previously, she served as Associate Director, Corporate Relations at Indiana University Foundation, Director of Communication and Development at the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation, and Director of Member Services for the North-American Interfraternity Conference.  Lisa has a M.S. in Education, College Student Personnel from Eastern Illinois University and a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Arizona State University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kristen Kirst

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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