Reach our #GivingTuesday 2020 by clicking here!
Supporting Theta Forever
Help us celebrate Bettie Locke Hamilton, the Theta who started it all. Give to Theta today!

Today, on a very special #GivingTuesday, Theta sisters everywhere are celebrating Bettie's bold step out through faith, hope, and love. 


"We realized somehow that we weren't going to college just for ourselves, but for all the girls who would follow after us."  -Bettie Locke Hamilton, Kappa Alpha Theta Founder


In Bettie's memory, every gift made on #GivingTuesday will benefit the Theta Forever Fund in celebration of Bettie's greatest hope, realized by 150 years of Kappa Alpha Theta. Your unrestricted support of #ThetaForever helps us make certain the Theta experience lives on for future generations!


All gifts made on #GivingTuesday will be commemorated with a spectacular "Founder's Pansy" in the Sesquicentennial Pansy Patch at Grand Convention. Though you'll have the opportunity to honor Bettie during the official Pansy Patch opening in spring 2020, only gifts made today on #GivingTuesday will be recognized as contributions to the "Founder's Pansy." Don't miss your chance to honor the Theta who started it all. Join us!

PREMIER CHALLENGE: Turn the US & Canada Theta Gold $150,000
Dec 02, 2019

Theta sisters are changing the world and on #GivingTuesday, we invite all Thetas to represent! Imagine how Kappa Alpha Theta’s beloved founder, Bettie Locke Hamilton, would feel to know Theta sisters all over the world are celebrating her today! When at least one donor from every US state and Canada joins us with a gift, an additional $150,000 will be added to our total.


Generously led by:

  • Ann Simakas Degenhart
  • The Cardelucci Family
  • Dinah Hampton McClymonds
  • Florence Helen Ashby and Laird Anderson
  • Leighton Johnson Donnell
  • The Fitzsimonds Family
  • Susie Adams Smith
  • TJ Flynn Condon

Made possible by additional generosity from:  

  • Amy Gough Pierce
  • Ann C. Holmes
  • Beth Nagel Marcin
  • Betsy Schultz Humphreys
  • Elizabeth Sierk Corridan
  • Dale Vance Braun
  • Donna Levens Schmidt
  • Erica D’Angelo Ochs
  • Gayle Snavely Medill
  • Jillian Mathias Kyde
  • Justine Rosenberg Thomas
  • Kara Prestage Van Duzee
  • Kathleen Markey
  • Kathy McKenna Toghia
  • Kathy Savage Strong
  • Kelley Galbreath Hurst
  • Kellie Dickerson
  • Kendall “Kendy” Cusick-Rindone
  • Kim Harvey Looney
  • Kim Linin
Theta Foundation Donors
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 157
2 IN 90
3 TX 73
Night Owls $3,000 MATCH
What an amazing start to #GivingTuesday! The festivities have barely begun, but Theta sisters already given more than $3,000 in support of the Theta Forever Fund and $3,000 was added to our total! Generously made possible by: • Brittany Scancarella Ela • Sophie Koff
Turn the US & Canada Theta Gold $150,000 CHALLENGE
Theta sisters joined together in celebration of the Theta Forever Fund by representing every US state and Canada on #GivingTuesday. Because we turned the US & Canada Theta Gold, $150,000 was added to our total! Bettie Locke Hamilton would be proud to know how Kappa Alpha Theta is thriving nearly 150 years since its founding.
Because of Bettie $18,700 MATCH
Theta sisters generously gave a total of $18,700 to kick off #GivingTuesday, and a dollar-for-dollar match unlocked an additional $18,700 in celebration of Kappa Alpha Theta’s Sesquicentennial and Theta’s beloved founder, Bettie Locke Hamilton. Generously made possible by: • Vicki Laughlin McCluggage
Looking Ahead to Theta's Sesquicentennial $50,000 CHALLENGE
In celebration of our Fraternity’s rich history and the kickoff to Kappa Alpha Theta’s Sesquicentennial, $50,000 was added to our #GivingTuesday total when we reached $150,000! Generously made possible by: • Judith Gebhard Smith
Pansy Patch Then & Now $15,000 CHALLENGE
When Pansy Patch began in 2008, Theta Foundation secured a previously unprecedented $46,000. In celebration of the Pansy Patch that started it all in 2008 and the incredible Thetas who made it possible, $15,000 was added to our total when reached $46,000–the total raised for Pansy Patch in its inaugural year in 2008. Generously made possible by: • Wendy Sears Goshert
Cross-Country 1 Hour, 50 Donors $10,500 CHALLENGE
Theta sisters across the country shared their morning coffee and lunch breaks with us! In celebration of Theta sisterhood that spans countries and time zones, $10,500 was added to our #GivingTuesday total! Generously made possible by: • Nancy Johnston Byers • Nicole von Thaden • Pat Doomar Mierse • Patty Dengler • The Supple Family • Rainer and Sue Shane Sautermeister • Susie Albrecht
Beta Lambda $1,500 CHALLENGE
Beta Lambda/College of William & Mary Thetas are proud to represent! In celebration of the 10+ Beta Lambdas who joined us with a gift on #GivingTuesday, Becky Reddick generously added $1,500 to our total.
Delta Omicron & Delta Kappa $1,500 CHALLENGE
Thetas from the Delta Omicron chapter at the University of Alabama and the Delta Kappa chapter at Louisiana State University are in the house! In celebration of the 10+ Delta Omicrons and 10+ Delta Kappa sisters who joined us with a gift on #GivingTuesday, Christine and Halle Briede added $1,500 to our total.
ELC 150 for $1,500 CHALLENGE
Kappa Alpha Theta’s former Educational Leadership Consultants (ELCs) continue to have a transformational impact on our organization! In celebration of the ELC program and the 15+ current and former ELCs who have joined us with a gift on #GivingTuesday, Terry Connor and Laurie McGregor Connor added $1,500 to our total!
Don't forget to share!

Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at

Participating Groups