Sigma Kappa

Chapter Philanthropy

Chapter Philanthropy

At the Alpha Epsilon chapter we support all 5 of our national philanthropies. We host events throughout the year within the Greek and the entire Iowa State community to raise awareness about all of our philanthropies. We also participate in other philanthropy events on campus put on by other Greek houses and campus wide events The Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics of Iowa, Dance Marathon, and Relay for Life.

Alzheimer's Disease Research

Alzheimer's Disease was adopted as our national philanthropy in 1984. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded over $3,000,000 in research grants for continued Alzheimer's research. Nationally, Sigma Kappa is the third largest contributor towards Alzheimer's Disease research and education. To learn more about how you can support Sigma Kappa philanthropies visit the Sigma Kappa Foundation website at

Why We Support:

  • Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in America
  • 2/3rds of Alzheimer's disease victims are women

How We Support:

We participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Ames, IA every year.


In 1954, Sigma Kappa became the first national sorority to recognize the need for continued, comprehensive work on the study of aging and the needs of the elderly. Collegiate and alumnae members throughout the country volunteer their time and talent in support of numerous projects to assist and benefit the elderly.

How We Support:

Throughout the year, our sisters write holiday and seasonal cards and deliver them to nursing homes in the Ames area.

Inherit The Earth

Adopted in 1992, Inherit the Earth is Sigma Kappa's national service project benefiting the environment. Each year, chapters plan a service project that protects and preserves our local community.

How We Support:

The Alpha Epsilon chapter purchased a mile section of a highway right off campus through Adopt-a-Highway. Each semester our sisters help clean up our two-mile section. 

Sigma Kappa Foundation

The Sigma Kappa Foundation supports Sigma Kappa Sorority as well as creates and funds leadership, scholarship and philanthropic initiatives that reflect the values and spirit of our sorority. 

How We Support:

Sigma Karnival: our philanthropy in the fall 

Let's Taco 'Bout Alzheimer's: our philanthropy in the spring 

Maine Sea Coast Mission

Since 1911, Sigma Kappa has honored its Maine roots by supporting the Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society. Each November, Alpha Epsilon and other collegiate chapters donate funds and needed supplies to help support the Mission's worthy cause. The Maine Sea Coast Mission provides assistance to isolated mainland communities as well as to those residing on islands along the shoreline.

How We Support:

Every winter, we take donations and send them to Maine.