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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.

Founders Day

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.

Notable Kappas

We applaud these outstanding Kappas notable in their chosen fields! 
* Indicates a Dallas Alumnae Association member, former member, local or Gamma Phi (SMU) Kappa.

Charlotte Jones Anderson* (Stanford)
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient, 2014; Dallas Cowboys Executive VP and Chief Brand Officer; highest ranking female executive in the the National Football League; chairman of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board
Rebecca Powell Casey* (Oklahoma)
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient 1999; Former CEO for Harold’s Stores, Inc., men’s and ladies’ apparel
Miley Tucker Frost* (Texas)
KKG Alumnae Achievement Award 1989; Sculptor whose work appears on the $50 gold bullion coin
Kelley Menighan Hensley* (SMU)
Actress who has played “Emily Stewart” on As the World Turns since 1992
Ginnie Johansen Johnson* (Tulane & SMU)
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient 1986; Artist and design entrepreneur
Prudence Mahaffey Mackintosh* (Texas)
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award Recipient 1988; Author of books and magazines about life in Texas and other subjects
Sarah Jane Morris* (SMU)
TV actress who plays “Julia Walker” on Brothers and Sisters, and whose other credits include Boston Public, Cold Case, and Felicity.
Jeanne Linder Phillips* (SMU)
KKG Alumnae Achievement Award 2006; Statesman and political ambassador
Constance Ramos (TCU & Kansas State)
Actress and designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition