For three decades, since 1989, Kappa Alpha Theta has shared the values of CASA/GAL, that every child deserves stability, safety, and a sense of self-worth while being surrounded by a community of caring adults. The Theta women have fundraised millions of dollars throughout the 140 chapters across the country, and demonstrated their commitment further by becoming CASA volunteers themselves. CASA, as a national organization, is gracious to celebrate their partnership with Theta and the unified commitment to make a difference for the nation’s most vulnerable children.
For CASA of the River Region, the Theta Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at the University of Louisville (UofL) has raised over $42,000 since 2015, being the youngest Panhellenic sorority at UofL. Despite the short amount of time Theta Kappa has been in existence at UofL, the leading women have helped tremendously with CASA’s back to school drive, Bourbon by the Bridge, St. James Preview Party, and more by volunteering their time and energy into bringing these events into fruition. The Louisville Thetas have also sponsored their own campus-wide fundraising events, such as their annual Pancake Party and Cook Off for CASA, where they raise an average of $4400 each year. This past year has looked a little different for Theta Kappa with the weight of the pandemic restricting these events to happen in-person. The women have yet to let this get the best of them. They held virtual fundraising events and percentage nights at local eateries for all of the students at UofL to enjoy.
Theta Kappa has shown resilience in their passion for providing the most vulnerable children with a safe and loving home, and they have done so with a smile on their face by providing a source of light and positivity for their peers on campus. CASA of the River Region is grateful for its partnership with the Theta ladies, their hunger for social change, their heart in everything they do for our partnership, and the presence of leading women they provide in support for the abused and neglected children of Louisville.
“It’s a simple idea: we all do better when we work together,” Elizabeth Warren, alumni of the Gamma Kappa chapter, of Kappa Alpha Theta, at George Washington University.