2018 is Theta’s Year of Sisterhood, and Pansy Patch is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the lifelong relationships made through Theta. Beyond your ability to honor and remember Thetas close to you, each pansy donation helps Thetas achieve their dreams and reach their fullest potential.
Please share with others that you have given! When members receive pansies, they may feel inspired to honor another sister, and she honors another by sending more pansies. There’s no better way to celebrate sisterhood than to pay it forward. You can also inspire others to give by sharing personal stories about the impact of Kappa Alpha Theta on your life and the lives of those close to you. No matter how you share the message, the spirit of Pansy Patch takes hold and quickly, the Pansy Patch blooms bright!
No! You can purchase an unlimited number of pansies at one time.
Your honoree(s) will be notified via email and that message will be “from” the email address you included for yourself at checkout. This allows the honoree(s) to quickly respond to the notification email to say thank you! If an email address is not found in our database for your honoree(s), you are able to provide one during the checkout process.
If no email address is found, you will have the option to add an email address for that recipient. If you do not have an email address to provide for sisters without an email address in our database, you can still purchase a pansy, but an email acknowledgement cannot be sent by Theta Foundation. We encourage you to reach out to your recipients to let them know a gift was made to Pansy Patch in their honor!
Due to the volume of pansies that are sent every day, unfortunately sometimes pansy notification emails don’t send. If one of your honorees did not receive a pansy notification, please email FDNMail@kappaalphatheta.org with “Resend Pansies” in the subject line, tell us the date you purchased your pansies, and we will resend pansy notification emails to your honorees!
Yes! If you want to send a pansy to someone who is not a member, you can do that at the bottom of the Pansy Cart during checkout.
Yes, you can make a gift in memory of a deceased loved one, sister, or friend, but no email acknowledgement will be sent.
There are two different ways to honor groups of Thetas. Several groups of Thetas are searchable by their title (Grand Council, Foundation Trustees, College Chapter CEOs (chapter presidents), Alumnae Chapter Presidents, CDDs, ADDs, ABCs, and current ELCs). When searching for these groups, the individual members who currently serve in these positions will appear. You can buy individual pansies for individual officers for $5 each and an email notification will be sent to each recipient.
You can also purchase one pansy for a whole group. Please note though, no notifications will be sent to the individual officers or staff who serve in positions within the group.
When you purchase pansies, you will be required to select your “Associated Chapter” at checkout, representing the college chapter you would like to associated with your pansy donation. If you are a Theta, this can be your preferred chapter. If you are not a Theta, select the chapter of the Theta you’re giving a pansy to. Know her school but not her chapter? When you search for a Theta using the Sister Search, take note of the chapter that appears under her name and enter that as the “Associated Chapter.” You can click here to access a list of colleges and universities with their Kappa Alpha Theta chapters. Just remember, only college chapters are listed in the Chapter Standings!
Yes! All college chapters, whether disestablished or not, will rank in the college chapter standings. If a disestablished chapter is among the top groups in the Chapter Standings, that Pansy Patch Scholarship can be awarded to an alumna of the chapter who applies for a Pansy Patch Scholarship, per the Pansy Patch Rules and Regulations.
Absolutely! If you want to help multiple chapters move up in the Chapter Standings, you will need to complete separate pansy purchases for each. In the checkout process, under “Donor Info,” click on the “Associated Chapter” drop down box to select the chapter to receive credit for your pansy purchase. For a second chapter, you can pick new honorees before proceeding to the checkout process and selecting a different “Associated Chapter.”
Yes. Each time you purchase pansies you will receive an email receipt with the total number of pansies you purchased in that transaction, the dollar amount, and a list of the honorees you sent pansies to. If you did not receive this email, please email FDNMail@kappaalphatheta.org with “Resend Receipt” in the subject line, tell us the date you purchased pansies, and we will resend your receipt to you.
You are welcome to make an additional donation during your pansy checkout, but the additional donation will not affect your chapter’s standing. Chapter standings are based on number of pansies sent. Sending pansies to individuals encourages further participation and spreads the thoughtfulness of Pansy Patch to a wider audience. You can send multiple pansies to a specific person, and each pansy will count toward your chapter’s standing!
Your contributions are always welcome; however, if you’d like virtual pansies sent to honorees to notify them, you must include an email address for each honoree with your contribution, or we must have an email on file. If no email is on file, we will send a card to notify your honoree of the pansy you purchased. If you purchase pansies through the mail, you should also provide the full name and corresponding chapter for each individual honoree and be sure to include a note specifying the college chapter you would like your purchase designated for in the Chapter Standings. For contributions received in the mail by May 12, 2018, each honoree’s name will be listed in the Pansy Patch display at Grand Convention.
College and alumnae chapters without the ability to use a credit card to make their contribution online can send a check to Theta Foundation with a list of individuals they intend to honor. A batch email will be sent to the intended recipients, but you must include their first name, last name, email, and chapter for acknowledgements to be sent. Without first and last names, email, and chapter, we cannot guarantee recipients will receive email notifications. *Remember, no budgeted college chapter funds may be used for gifts. All chapters are to raise money for all their charitable gifts.
We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox for the best Pansy Patch experience. Internet Explorer versions 10 and 11 should also work well, however, Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 will not provide an optimal Pansy Patch experience.
If you navigate away from PansyPatch.org or close your browser, your cart selections will not be saved. As long as you remain on PansyPatch.org, your cart selections should be saved.
When you complete your transaction to purchase pansies, you will receive an email notification with a list of the members you gave a pansy to. Please retain this list for your records. This information will not be available to you once your shopping cart clears.
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