Epsilon Psi holds two major philanthropies a year, Kappa Dash in the fall and Kappa Valentine’s Day Grams in February. Kappa Dash is a 5k color run in honor of one of our members, Robin Babbini, who passed away from ovarian cancer in 2006. All of the proceeds go towards the Ovarian Cancer Circle and Susan G. Komen Foundation. Along with Kappa Dash, Epsilon Psi donates the proceeds from our annual Valentine’s Day Grams to our national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental. Along with our annual events, members of Epsilon Psi help create book drives to donate to local elementary schools, hold beach clean ups, and volunteer cleaning up our local community of Isla Vista.
As philanthropy chairman, I am able to see how truly rewarding all our efforts are to the community and am able to encourage philanthropic acts. I find philanthropy an incredibly important and rewarding aspect of Kappa. One my fondest memories has been seeing the children’s faces as they get to pick out books we have brought. Opportunities like these and Kappa Dash are what make being a member of Kappa worth it. I am incredibly honored to be surrounded by such an incredible group of sisters who dedicate so much time and effort to helping the lives of others.