As a college educated woman, I have always been very thankful that my parents stressed education and allowed me the opportunity to attend Indiana University. There were two experiences there that had a profound impact upon me; the first of which was getting a teaching degree to teach history and political science and the second being the joining of my fraternity Kappa Alpha Theta.
I was so inspired by the history of Kappa Alpha Theta and the courage that our founders had to have had to not only attend college as some of the first females, but to thrive and prosper in this academic community. As the first Greek lettered organization, the importance of a college education has always been stressed to our members and my chapter experience was no exception!
So when presented with the opportunity to help form a new foundation built on the idea of giving other girls and women access to an education, it was an easy decision! Our mission of removing the barriers of a society to help empower these girls and women to seek a higher education is in some small way an act of honoring our own fraternity/sorority founders. They had the vision to change their future; the leadership, volunteers and donors of Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, so too have a vision and an excitement about the changes we can bring as a community.
Our efforts worldwide are now in essence the“planting future seeds” of women who will find ways to uplift and empower those that follow them. We at the Circle of Sisterhood look forward to the day when we see a young girl who was touched by the Circle, develop into a woman who has the education and the spirit to affect change in her community and world.
This is why I give to the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation.