Our Founders and Our Founders Day Celebration
The Dallas Alumnae Association celebrates this historic event at our Founders Day Celebration, held in October annually; a day on which our Founders are remembered, our 50, 65, and 75 year Kappas are honored, and local Kappas who have made contributions to Kappa or our community are recognized. Founders Day is also a time for Kappa members of all generations come together in sisterhood and friendship.
Celebration and Tea
Honoring 50, 65 and 75 Year Members
Dallas Alumnae Association Member Awards
Held each Fall
SMU Kappa House
3110 Daniel Avenue
Kappa Sisterhood is for a Lifetime!
Kappa Kappa Gamma, founded on October 13, 1870, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, is a women's fraternity, as the word sorority was not coined until after our founding. Kappa's six Founders were indeed pioneers when they dared to march into the most public part of the Monmouth College campus, its chapel, on October 13, 1870, wearing golden keys in their hair. "The greek-letter boys cheered and stamped ... quite a while ...," one of the six remembered later. The College Courier reported on the event, saying that the six were "on a voyage of discovery."
These six collegians who started the Kappa journey were: Mary Louise (Boyd) Bennett, Hannah Jeanette Boyd, Martha Louisa (Miller) Stevenson, Mary Moore (Nelson, Field) Stewart, Susan Burley (Vincent) Walker, and Anna Elizabeth (Pattee) Willits.