Kappa Alpha Order Serves the North American Interfraternity Conference Foundation
Kappa Alpha Order is proud to be involved in the interfraternal community, and the Order was well represented at THE Foundations Seminar hosted August 22nd through the 24th by the North American Interfraternity Conference Foundation in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Former Knight Commander and Chief Development Officer Ben W. Satcher, Jr. (Delta Omicron–Clemson ’79) was the Chairman of the NICF’s THE Foundations Seminar. As chair of the Seminar Committee, Ben and his committee were tasked with creating the theme for this year’s seminar, developing the workshops and educational sessions, as well as securing speakers and facilitators who are experts in the fundraising industry.
Former Knight Commander William E. “Bill” Dreyer (Alpha Delta–William Jewell ’57) served on the panel of fraternity and sorority philanthropists. This panel –titled “Donor Psychology – Inside the Hearts and Minds” was a Q&A about how these philanthropists consider a gift to his/her fraternity foundation and what their expectations are once they have decided on a gift amount and purpose for the gift.
KAOEF Director of Development Andrew P. Carr (Epsilon Iota–Texas State ’00), served as a panelist for an interactive session about planning and implementing a successful day of giving campaign. Attendees and panelist discussed how to build a day of giving campaign into annual fundraising strategies, crafting a compelling message and visual identity, leveraging social media and traditional communication channels, and how to maintain excitement among alumni throughout the campaign.
For 25 years, the NICF has been advancing the fraternal movement by cultivating fraternal philanthropy and enhancing foundation development. THE Foundations Seminar, attended by more than 400 professionals from 75 foundations, provides professionals and volunteers who manage and lead fraternal foundations with a forum to collaborate on a myriad of issues uniquely associated with advancing their organization’s missions.