Kappa Alpha Theta’s philanthropies are Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. CASA is a special program that trains volunteers to advocate for children in the court system. No matter the reason a child is undergoing the judicial process, a CASA is there to keep the child's best interest at the center of each case. A CASA may be the only stable relationship that a child will have while experiencing a process designed for adults. The women of Kappa Alpha Theta are dedicated to support this program and provide as much as possible to our local Heart of Missouri CASA.
The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation provides funds to international members of Kappa Alpha Theta so that members may reach their fullest potential. Each year, women are given the opportunity for scholarships and grants to further their education on their college campuses and through Kappa Alpha Theta.
During the spring 2019 semester, Alpha Mu raised $9,300 to be divided evenly between Heart of Missouri CASA and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.
FLAPJACKS AND QUARTERBACKS
Every fall semester Theta holds Flapjacks and Quarterbacks to support Heart of Missouri CASA and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. Flapjacks is our fall late-night dinner event, held from 8 p.m. to midnight in our very own home. We welcome friends, family and alumnae to join us during this time and enjoy a serving of pancakes. Over 1,000 pancakes are made to go along with our famous topping bar. From nutella to whipped cream our guests are coming back for seconds in no time. Quarterbacks is the coordinating flag football tournament held on Stankowski Field, usually on the Saturday morning following Flapjacks. Over 20 teams are formed amongst the men on MU’s campus. This event calls for some competition in which Mizzou men love to participate. All funds raised benefit both Heart of Missouri CASA and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.
During the spring semester we hold two events called CASA Carnival and Bump, Set, Kite. CASA Carnival is our spring late-night dinner with carnival games and, of course, carnival food. From hot dogs to Andy's Frozen Custard, homemade cotton candy and more, CASA Carnival makes for a fun and delicious evening. In addition to food, the Theta basement - where the event is held - can be found decked out with carnival booths, a glitter-covered ferris wheel and our infamous "Theta Loves Me" tee shirts. Bump, Set, Kite, is the coordinating sand volleyball tournament usually held during the same weekend as CASA Carnival. Men on MU's campus are invited to create teams and compete for the Bump, Set, Kite championship title all while supporting two wonderful causes - Heart of Missouri CASA and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.
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