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Sigma Kappa Sorority was founded in 1874 at Colby College in Maine by Mary Caffrey Low who was the first female student to be accepted at the school. Since this time, the sorority has initiated more than 156,000 members in 112 collegiate chapters across 36 states. Sigma Kappa has committed themselves to philanthropic projects depicted by their name:

  • S - Sigma Kappa Foundation
  • I - Inherit the Earth
  • G - Gerontology
  • M - Maine Sea Coast Mission
  • A - Alzheimer's Disease.

This sorority values the opportunity to bring women together to positively impact their communities.

The Desert Southwest Chapter is home to 3 of these chapters at University of Arizona, Arizona State University and University of Nevada-Las Vegas of whom the groups are involved each year for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The Sigma Kappa's raise funds and volunteer for these important awareness events. Molly Beaver, Vice President of Philanthropic Service at the University of Arizona Chapter, has already started getting her Chapter ready for the 2014 Walk in Tucson. "We are going to start earlier this year to have a bigger impact as we know how important Alzheimer's research, treatment and programs are," Molly states. "We want to help in a variety of ways to help find and end to Alzheimer's!"

To learn more about Sigma Kappa and the Sigma Kappa foundation please visit their website at


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.