The Supreme Executive Committee and Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund announced today that it would launch the second annual STEPHEN ALONZO JACKSON DAY OF GIVING on March 3-4, 2017.
The purpose of this historic initiative is to raise funds for each Chapter Scholarship Fund and to honor one of Kappa Sigma’s greatest brothers.
“Our goal is to have at least 5,000 brothers make a gift to their Chapter Scholarship Fund in a 48 hour period,” said Worthy Grand Master Derek Marchman. “This will be the largest mobilization of Kappa Sigma brothers in history.”
Brothers will be encouraged to donate $3.40, $34, $340 or $3,400 on March 3 or 4. In recognition of Stephen Alonzo Jackson Day, 100% of funds raised will be allocated to each donor’s Chapter Scholarship Fund.
“We are most excited that 100% of the funds raised will go directly back to our undergraduate brothers for scholarships,” said Worthy Grand Master of Ceremonies Justin Hansen. “The effort will be led by a 150 member committee consisting of our top undergraduate leaders.”
Be sure to watch for participation information via email and Kappa Sigma social media leading up to March 3 or 4. #SAJGiving
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!”