In recognition of one of our greatest brothers, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity has designated March 1 – 3, 2019 as the Stephen Alonzo Jackson Weekend of Giving.
The purpose of this historic initiative is to raise funds for each Chapter Scholarship Fund. Brothers and other Kappa Sigma supporters will be challenged to donate $5, $34, $340, $3,400 or more between 12:01 AM EST on Friday, March 1st and 11:59 PM HST on Sunday, March 3rd.
100% of all donations raised during the Weekend of Giving, will be allocated to the donor’s Chapter Scholarship Fund of choice.
With just over 10 days before kick-off, the countdown is now on. Visit donate.sajgiving.com to become an ambassador, or make a donation.
Ambassadors will have the ability to track their donations received with a custom link, as well as having simple tools at your hands to share your giving link via social media and email. You can sign up to become an undergraduate or alumni ambassador for your chapter here.
Participation information and other updates will be provided in the coming days via email and social media, leading up to another record-setting Weekend of Giving on March 1-3.
UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTER AWARDS INFORMATION
Your Chapter’s goal is based on this years FACE Award Criteria, which is outlined below. If the chapter meets their goal with donations, they will receive 10 points towards their Founders Award of Chapter Excellence criteria. To view how many initiates your chapter has, CLICK HERE.
- Under 250 Initiates – $550
- 250 – 500 Initiates – $1,100
- 500 – 750 Initiates – $1,650
- 750 – 1000 Initiates – $2,200
- 1,000 + Initiates – $2,750
About Stephen Alonzo Jackson
Stephen Alonzo Jackson (Zeta Chapter, University of Virginia) is regarded as possibly the most important man in Kappa Sigma’s history. Through his efforts, a struggling local fraternity became the most preferred fraternity in the world. He was the architect of our Ritual, writer of our Constitution, and was our first Worthy Grand Master. Jackson died on March 4, 1892. During the Fraternity’s second Grand Conclave in 1878 Jackson expressed his ideal and goal of an enduring and expanding brotherhood as he addressed the Order:
“Why not, my Brothers, since we of today live and cherish the principles of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, throw such a halo around those principles that they may be handed down as a precious heirloom to ages yet unborn? Why not put our apples of gold in pictures of silver? May we not rest contentedly until the Star and Crescent is the pride of every college and university in the land!”