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At the International level, Alpha Delta Kappa reaches out to others in two significant ways. First, through its International altruistic projects, it has contributed more than $2 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and in 2013 International Convention delegates chose Alzheimer's Association as its second International altruistic project.  Secondly, Alpha Delta Kappa biennially awards more than a $250,000 through its scholarships and grants programs. The many lives these scholarships and grants have enriched are testimony to the collective efforts of Alpha Delta Kappa.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Since June 1986, when members, chapters, and states/provinces/nations started sending their contributions for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to International Headquarters to be recorded and forwarded, the membership has contributed more than $230,000. 

Improved therapy has dramatically increased survival rates for children with cancer over the past three decades, but worldwide, fewer than 30% of children with cancer have access to modern treatment. The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's International Outreach Program is to improve the survival rates of children with catastrophic illnesses worldwide, through the transfer of knowledge, technology, and organizational skills.

The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation started a five-year St. Jude Altruistic Project during the 1981-1982 fiscal year to send at least a $60,000 annual contribution to St. Jude. This program and an additional $61,000 in recognition of our Founder, Agnes Shipman Robertson, was completed in the 1985-1986 fiscal year. Since that time, an annual contribution has been made from the Foundation funds to St. Jude for a total of $1,203,600. Adding the membership’s contribution of $230,000, Alpha Delta Kappa has contributed a grand total of $1,433,600 to help children plagued with dread disease through research and treatment. Adding donations made directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from chapters on the local level, proceeds from Math-a-thon events, letter-writing campaigns and other efforts, cumulative Alpha Delta Kappa contributions have reached nearly $3 million.

Eighty-five cents of every dollar received supports the research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital website




Alzheimer's Association

At Alpha Delta Kappa's 2013 International Convention, delegates voted to support Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s Association is the leading global, voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

Alpha Delta Kappa donates to Alzheimer's Association in two ways:

  1. Annual $35,000 contribution from the Foundation
  2. Generous donations raised by chapters and members

 Since 2013, Alpha Delta Kappa has raised over $1 Million dollars for the Alzheimer's Association in the name of Alpha Delta Kappa.

Alzheimer's 24/7 helpline


Alpha Delta Kappa is a proud global team of the Alzheimer’s Association.  We are committed to join together to use our creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the cure, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.    

 The Longest Day is the day with the most light - the summer solstice.  Alpha Delta Kappa chapters gather together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through a fundraising activity of their choice.    

Alzheimer Fundraising ideas 

The Longest Day 2023 Recording

The Longest Day 2023 Slide Deck 

The Longest Day Sign-up

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Alpha Delta Kappa
1615 West 92nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64114

Phone: 816.363.5525 or 800.247.2311
Email: [email protected]