Sigma Kappa has raised $1 million for the lead gift to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Women’s Research Initiative. In spring of 2014, Sigma Kappa committed to provide this gift in five years.
At the 2014 Convention, Carolyn Tieger, Epsilon Epsilon, announced a challenge gift – if Sigma Kappa raised $500,000 by 2016 Convention, she would match it dollar for dollar allowing them to fulfill the commitment in two years instead of five.
“I made the Challenge in the name of my wonderful husband Elliott’s mom Peggy, who suffered terribly and eventually died from Alzheimer’s disease,” shared Tieger in a statement.
They achieved this goal five months ahead of schedule after Sigma Kappa sisters attending Regional Leadership Conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles rallied this past weekend. Sigma Kappas, family members and friends contributed to the $500,000 goal.
“Rest assured Peggy is smiling down on each of you today and singing Sigma Kappa’s praises,” said Tieger.
Sigma Kappa has committed to continue raising funds for Alzheimer’s research until there is a cure for this dreadful disease.