This Date in Tri Kappa History: 2008
The Tri Kappa Philanthropy Endowment Fund and Tri Kappa Fine Arts Endowment Fund were established to obtain additional funds for the State Philanthropy and Fine Arts. Council President, Kathy Chorba, announced in early 2009 the creation of the Fine Arts and Philanthropy Endowments. Both endowments were established during the 2008 term through the generosity of former Council President, Patsy K. Miller and the kind vision of the 2007-2009 Council (Council President, Kathy Chorba; Vice President, Julie Reeder; Treasurer, Michelle Patton; Secretary, Barb Teitgen, and Adviser, Mary Jane Polsgrove). Together with the Scholarship Endowment, members now have a choice of which Tri Kappa objective lies closest to their heart and ultimately, their purse. The delegates of the 58th State Convention voted to fund all three endowments equally through per capita distribution. As with the Scholarship Endowment, the principal of the Fine Arts and Philanthropy Endowments will never be touched, and only the interest generated will be used to advance additional Fine Arts and Philanthropy projects.