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March 28, 2019

K-State sorority recognized at Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Awards event

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Kappa Alpha Theta, a sorority at K-State, was recently nominated and recognized as a finalist for the Civic Philanthropy Award at the sixth annual event hosted by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.

The event recognizes several outstanding individuals and organizations for their contribution of time, talent and treasure. The event has become one of the community's most well-attended events with more than 500 nonprofit and community leaders in attendance. A financial award is given to all nominees to designate to the charity of their choice. 

The nomination, which was submitted by Sunflower CASA, shared how the women of Kappa Alpha Theta have consistently partnered and helped support Sunflower CASA Project Inc. for more than 20 years. For the last several years, Theta has donated the proceeds from their Wildcat Chase philanthropy and "Be a Kid for CASA" day. The sorority also consistently has a member attend all CASA board meetings and provides blankets and calming kits for abused children and are available to volunteer when needed. Kappa Alpha Theta's philanthropy has resulted in the CASA program being able to serve at a minimum of 10 additional children per year. 

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people in the Manhattan area. It enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about — immediately, or long term.