(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.)—Kappa Sigma Fraternity raised a record $781,589 during its annual Stephen Alonzo Jackson Weekend of Giving, held March 5th through 7th, helping the fraternity exceed its $1 million goal for the biennium to support undergraduate scholarships. The Fraternity raised a then-record $546,379 for undergraduate scholarships during its 2020 event, reaching $1,327,968 total in scholarship funds over Kappa Sigma’s 2019-2021 biennium.
Stephen Alonzo Jackson Weekend of Giving was established in 2016 to help raise funds for the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund’s Scholarship-Leadership Awards program. 100% of funds raised during SAJ Weekend of Giving go towards designated Chapter Scholarship Funds. Scholarship-Leadership Awards are given to qualifying Kappa Sigma undergraduate members each year on Kappa Sigma’s Founders Day (December 10).
“In the history of the North American Greek system, no fraternity has ever had a more successful online weekend fundraising campaign,” Justin A. Hansen, President of Kappa Sigma’s international board of directors. ““Thank you to all our donors, who donated 14,837 different gifts to chapter scholarship funds. Our generous Brothers supporting undergraduate scholarships truly shows that Kappa Sigma is a Brotherhood like no other.”
The undergraduate scholarship fundraising event is named after Stephen Alonzo Jackson, Kappa Sigma’s first international President, and an initiate of the Zeta Chapter of Kappa Sigma at the University of Virginia.