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 the Kappa Alpha Order. Each year funding from the KAOEF provides leadership education and training, scholarships and internships to undergraduate and graduate students nationwide. The KAOEF also provides grants to the Kappa Alpha Order for certain educational and leadership programs such as The Number I's Leadership Institute (NLI), Province Councils (regional workshops), The Crusade (a total membership development program), Educational Area Grants (chapter endowments) and The E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship, held 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

Executive Director since 1996

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 the KAOEF provides to Kappa Alpha Order has improved numerous areas of the KA experience for our members. KA's membership of just under 8000 undergraduate active members is the largest membership in the history of the Order. The spring of 2016 saw KA reach it highest ever national GPA of 3.00. 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 to help those less fortunate. KA has developed award-winning programming dealing with hazing and sexual assault prevention.

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 both during his undergraduate years and throughout life.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Males, all ages or age unspecified

None

Budget

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 E. Fleming 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.

Category

Population(s) Served

Males, all ages or age unspecified

None

Budget

Results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Total number of conferences held

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Number I's Leadership Institute
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Conferences include regional Province Councils (workshops), Number I's Leadership Institute (NLI), Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) and Convention (odd numbered years)

2. Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
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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 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. We also hold an annual live and silent auction, Bid for Brotherhood as well as an annual Day of Giving on our Founder's Day, December 21.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Several indicators help us to know if we are making progress:

    *Total amount the KAOEF is able to grant to the Order for educational and leadership programs
    *Total amount available and awarded for individual scholarships
    *Total amount granted for the E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship
    *Are the above programs growing?
    *How many participants attend these programs for free?
    *How many scholarship applicants do we have?
    *How many Internship applicants do we have?
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    With the support of the KAOEF, every Number I (chapter president) is able to attend The Number I's Leadership Institute at no cost to them. Ultimately we would like to see this be true for all educational programs provided by the Order, including Province Councils and the Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA).

    Numerous graduate and undergraduates have been able to continue their educational pursuits through receipt of KAOEF scholarships. For the 2016-17 academic year the KAOEF awarded $60,150 in individual scholarships. We need to continue to grow the number of scholarships available and the total dollar amount available. Each year we have scholarship money that does not get awarded due to lack of eligible applicants. Our goal is to increase the number of applicants to ensure each scholarship is awarded each year.

    We have had 13 successful years of the E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship. We desire to continue to grow the program and increase the number of participants per year as overall membership in the Order grows.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Throughout the United States

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Financials

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

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Operations

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Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Larry Stanton Wiese

BIO

Larry Stanton Wiese (Gamma Omega – Midwestern State '87) serves as the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Kappa Alpha Order and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation, and as Secretary and Treasurer of the Fraternity Housing Corporation.

He graduated in 1990, with honors, from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Larry graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1995 with a Juris Doctor and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Larry served Kappa Alpha Order for one year as an Educational Consultant and as an Assistant Regional Vice President in Texas. He re-joined the staff of Kappa Alpha Order in July of 1995, as Assistant Executive Director. He was named interim Executive Director in November of that year, and his official appointment was finalized on February 15, 1996.

A past president and a member of the board of directors for the Fraternity Executives Association, Larry is also a past president and current board member of FIPG, Inc., the leading Greek risk management association. He is also past president and board member of the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee. Larry also serves as the Fraternity Executives Association Liaison and board member for the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC).

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"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. Todd D. Reaves

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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