Hello! My name is Emma Hamby, and I am the Vice President of Philanthropic Service for Alpha Omega this year! I have always loved volunteerism and believe that service should be our number one priority. I love being a member of Sigma Kappa because I get to work with such driven individuals that support philanthropies dear to mine and my sister’s hearts. I am incredibly grateful to get to serve alongside my sisters in Tuscaloosa at assisted living facilities, walking in the West Alabama Walk to End Alzheimers, and participating in our newly annual UV Week! At this time, we are getting registered for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and starting our fundraising now for October. We are pushing towards our goal of $50,000!
I am looking forward to seeing what great impact we can have in our community this fall, as well as with furthering Alzheimer's research!
In 2020, the Alpha Omega chapter of Sigma Kappa raised $25,744.20 for the Alzheimer’s Association and was the top fundraising team at the West Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer's. The Alpha Omega Chapter was also recognized as a top 10 fundraising team among Sigma Kappa chapters nationwide. The chapter was invited to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Summit the previous year for their outstanding effort fundraising.
On February 23, 2019, Sigma Kappa hosted an installment celebration as their first-ever Alpha Omega Ultraviolet Event. At this event, national council members, volunteers, alumnae, and initiates of Alpha Omega came together to celebrate the installment of the chapter charter. At this event, with the help of chapter members, family members, and other chapter supporters, we raised $12,046 for the Sigma Kappa Foundation and $5,933 for the Housing fund.
In February 2020, our chapter held a donation drive in which we gave away a Yeti cooler. The drive ended up raising $3,415 for the Sigma Kappa Foundation. In March 2021, we will hold our first annual UV Week in the hopes to have more campus organization involvement and increased fundraising efforts for the Sigma Kappa Foundation!
I look forward to seeing what my amazing sisters accomplish this year and their outreach in our Tuscaloosa community!