The Susan G. Komen Foundation is Delta Nu’s chapter philanthropy. Founded in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. The foundation raises funds for breast cancer education, research, advocacy, health services, and social support programs throughout the country. Today, Komen has more than 100,000 volunteers, working in a network of 124 affiliates worldwide. Kappa Kappa Gamma holds many fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen each year, including its annual Pink Party which raises thousands of dollars for the organization each year through vendors, raffles, and more.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is Kappa Kappa Gamma’s national philanthropy. It is the largest nonprofit literacy organization in the US and aims to provide books for underprivileged children, primarily from birth to age 8. RIF aims to promote literacy in America, by combining three essential elements to foster children’s interests; reading motivation, family and community involvement, and the excitement of choosing free books to keep as their own. The Reading is Fundamental program inspires children to become lifelong readers. The Delta Nu chapter holds multiple RIF events with local children’s organizations such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Hampshire County, and book-drives throughout the community during the semester. These events consist of games, crafts, read alouds, and each child chooses a book of their very own to take home from the books collected by the chapter.