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Chapter Philanthropy

Active Minds

Epsilon Lambda supports our national philanthropy, Mental Health & Well-Being, by partnering with Active Minds to raise awareness, share resources, and inspire action. Active Minds is the leading nonprofit in the United States working to end the silence and change the culture around mental health, by mobilizing the next generation. Epsilon Lambda strongly encourages our members to prioritize their own mental health and well-being by utilizing our Mental Health Chair and Talkspace.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation

In addition to supporting our national philanthropic focus, Mental Health and Well-Being, we support the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation. Our annual Fleur-de-Lis Tea and Parents Weekend are not only fun events for the chapter and their families, but they also help raise money for the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation. Through these events and our raffle drawings, we are able to contribute to the scholarships, aid, and other activities that the Kappa Kappa Gamma foundation supports.


Epsilon Lambda's local philanthropic purpose is THRIVE, a non-profit organization that strives to improve the lives and education of at-risk children in the Knoxville area. The Epsilon Lambda sisters volunteer at different THRIVE campuses to directly serve their community over 3 times a week, and many of our sisters are currently interning at THRIVE. Our chapter also hosts different donation drives for books, school supplies, halloween candy, etc! 

Kappa Kolor Wars

Kappa Kolor Wars is Epsilon Lambda’s annual philanthropy event held in the Fall semester to support our three philanthropies. Kappa Kolor Wars is a paint filled balloons and colored powder dodge ball tournament!  We offer both a sorority and fraternity bracket with prizes for the winners! Epsilon Lambda seeks donations from families, friends, other Greek chapters, and local businesses to raise money for the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, Active Minds, and THRIVE! 

Mac 'N' Keys

Our "Mac 'N' Keys" Spring philanthropy event is held at the Kappa House in Sorority Village. It is an unlimited Mac 'n' Cheese bar prepared by our sisters alongside with a toppings bar and dessert table!  All proceeds go to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, Active Minds, and THRIVE. We had an amazing turnout this year and we can't wait to host this event again next year!  Thank you to all who attended and helped out our efforts!

Epsilon Lambda understands the importance of charity on both a local and national level and takes great pride in participating in philanthropy events put on by other sororities and fraternities to help raise money for their national philanthropies. If you would like to support Epsilon Lambda's efforts to support Active Minds, THRIVE, or The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation please don't hesitate to contact us!