Kappa Sisterhood is for a Lifetime!
Our Founders and Our Founders Day Celebration
Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded on October 13, 1870, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. Kappa 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." The 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.
The Dallas Alumnae Association celebrates this historic event with a 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.