Kappa Kappa Gamma has more than 159,000 alumna members, from recent graduates to those who are well into their 100s. Our alumna members have very diverse interests, needs and time available to dedicate to the Fraternity.
In order to better serve our alumna members, the Long-Range Planning Task Force is proposing the addition of two special committees: the Alumna Advisory Committee and the Association and Chapter Development Committee.
Alumna Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Alumnae Advisory Committee is to help the Fraternity identify the unique challenges and opportunities faced by alumnae. Members of the committee will provide feedback and insight into the alumna experience, make recommendations to the Fraternity Council, and pilot initiatives designed for our alumnae membership.
This could manifest in a number of ways. For instance, the committee might explore a Young Alumnae group, identify ways to increase alumna participation in philanthropy events or determine how it can meet the lifelong learning needs of associations with wide-ranging age demographics.
Association and Chapter Development Committee
Kappa has many successful, thriving alumnae associations and chapters. We also have chapters and associations that experience a plateau or point of needing additional ideas and assistance. The proposed Association and Chapter Development Committee will serve the needs of these groups with one-on-one assistance for reestablishing a strong foundation.
This committee would be available to provide support in determining the source of greatest challenge as well as a connection to content specialists who can offer specific solutions for any content area. The chairman of this committee would be focused on developing and implementing a plan for revitalizing an association or chapter to greater functionality.
Headed by a chairman, both the Alumna Advisory and the Association and Chapter Development Committees will report to the Fraternity Council and collaborate with Content Directors and Specialists on a regular basis.
If these committees are leveraged effectively, the Fraternity and its alumnae associations will benefit from a more engaged membership. Kappa Kappa Gamma isn’t just for four years, it is for life, and we hope the new structure will lead to a more valuable and fulfilling alumnae experience for all Kappas.
Jennifer Williams Long-Range Planning Task Force Committee Member