Educational Institutions

Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation

  • Lexington, VA
  • http://www.kaoef.org

Mission Statement

Founded in 1982, the KAOEF's mission is to provide funds for the benefit of Kappa Alpha Order. Funding from the KAOEF provides leadership education and training, scholarships and internships to undergraduate and graduate students nationwide each year. For the 2012-13 academic year, the KAOEF awarded $60,335 in individual scholarships. The KAOEF also provides grants to the Kappa Alpha Order for certain educational and leadership programs such as: The Number I's Leadership Institute, Province Councils (regional workshops), The Crusade (a total membership development program), Educational Area Grants (chapter endowments) and The Mason Memorial Internship in Washington DC each summer.

Main Programs

  1. Crusade
  2. Number I's Leadership Institute
  3. E Fleming Mason Memorial Internship
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Throughout the United States

ruling year

1982

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Larry Stanton Wiese

Keywords

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scholarships, leadership, service, education, fraternity, grants, internship, all-male

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Also Known As

KAOEF

EIN

75-1783690

 Number

2709492130

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Student Sororities, Fraternities (B83)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The funding that the KAOEF provides to Kappa Alpha Order has improved numerous areas of the KA experience for our members. KA's membership of over 6700 undergraduate active members is the largest membership in the history of the Order. The fall of 2012 saw KA reach it highest ever national GPA of a 2.92 average.
Additionally, through our programs funded by the KAOEF, we are making young men more aware of the need to take leadership roles on their respective campuses and to focus on community service and philanthropic activities, which help those less fortunate. KA has also seen a dramatic decrease in the area of risk management. We have a zero tolerance for hazing and have developed some outstanding programs which address those issues.

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

Crusade

The Crusade is Kappa Alpha Order’s total membership development program designed to provide our undergraduates with educational opportunities throughout their college experience. Based on the customs of the Order, the program emphasizes academic excellence, values and ethics, community service, team building, and leadership that are beneficial to the active participant during his undergraduate years, but also throughout life.

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Program 2

Number I's Leadership Institute

The Number I's Leadership Institute (NLI) is designed to prepare each undergraduate chapter president in leading his chapter for the coming year.  Held in a remote setting conducive to learning, much emphasis is placed on his leadership skills, dealing with conflict, solving issues, understanding KA's laws and policies and having the opportunity to gain the confidence needed to perform a good job.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

Program 3

E Fleming Mason Memorial Internship

The Mason Memorial Internship is designed to provide select KA undergraduates the opportunity to live and work in Washington DC for 8 weeks each summer. The educational and networking experience provided by this program is a life changing event for these young men.  They experience firsthand how the public sector and private business interact in our country's Capital city.

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Population(s) Served

Males, all ages or age unspecified

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The KAOEF's goal is to continue raising funds so that current programs for our undergraduate members (offered free of charge) can be enhanced and improved. It is also the goal of the KAOEF to increase future support to KA so that additional education and training can be offered at no costs to our members.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The KAOEF focuses on annual fund (unrestricted) contributions, restricted contributions for our current endowments and planned giving set up as a component of one's estate plans.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We raise funds through direct mail solicitation, personal visits with alumni and friends and social media outreach.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Throughout the United States

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Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

KAPPA ALPHA ORDER EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Larry Stanton Wiese

BIO

Larry Wiese (Gamma Omega '87 - Midwestern State University) is the Executive Director and General Counsel of Kappa Alpha Order and Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. Larry served as an Educational and Leadership Consultant from 1990 to 1991, Deputy Commander of the Henry J. Mikell province from 1991 to 1995, and Assistant Executive Director of Kappa Alpha from 1995 to 1996. Larry is the past President of the Board of Directors for FIPG, Inc. and a member of both the Fraternity Executives Association and the American Society of Association Executives. Larry is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"While KAOEF has successfully completed its $10 million campaign, there continue to be immediate needs for KA.  A number of gifts received during the campaign are estate gifts which may not be realized for a number of years.  Each and every year KA provides outstanding leadership and educational opportunities for our members.  Therefore, continued support of KA is critical to our success.  With the support of alumni and friends of KA, we can continue to affect the lives of our undergraduates in a positive way evey year."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Barry B Donnell

No Affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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