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  • Power Pansy Donors

    Who are our Power Pansy Donors?

    Like every individual pansy, Power Pansies were made possible thanks to the thoughtfulness of donors. Behind each Power Pansy are Pansy Patch Scholarships that represent a special gift of $5,000. In lieu of sending 1,000 pansies, these donors made special gifts of $5,000. They allocated their gifts to provide a $2,000 one-time merit-based Pansy Patch Scholarship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year and $3,000 to support the educational and leadership programs of the Fraternity, just as your individual $5 pansies did.

    Four Power Pansies totaling $90,000 in support were unlocked by the conclusion of Grand Convention 2016 thanks to 28 generous donors. They made 18 Pansy Patch Scholarships totaling $36,000 possible, as well as $54,000 in unrestricted support possible, not to mention inspiring countless gifts from Thetas, their families, and friends! Thank you to the 28 women listed below for your generous investment in our Theta sisters.

    Power Pansy 1

    Sharon Gordon-Girvin, Beta Nu/Florida State

    Sharon has invested in Theta Foundation for a total of 19 years and is a member of the Presidents Circle giving society.

    Wendy Sears Goshert, Gamma/Butler

    A former Foundation President, Wendy has given to Theta Foundation for a total of 37 years and is a member of the Tunnicliffe Tribute and Gerlach & Stockwell societies. She was also Foundation President during the inaugural year of Pansy Patch!

    Karen Clark Tinsley, Epsilon Epsilon/Baylor

    Karen is a member of the Presidents Circle giving society and has given to Theta Foundation for a total of 23 years.

    Power Pansy 2

    Kendy Cusick-Rindone, Rho/Nebraska

    Kendy, a member of the Presidents Circle, Tunnicliffe Tribute, and Gerlach & Stockwell giving societies, has invested in Theta Foundation for a total of 30 years.

    The John & Amy Griffin Foundation, Delta Chi/Virginia

    Amy has donated to Theta Foundation for 2 years and is a member of the Presidents Circle giving society.

    Kyle Hartvickson Handegard, Gamma Nu/North Dakota State

    Kyle is a member of the Tunnicliffe Tribute and Gerlach & Stockwell societies and has donated to Theta Foundation for 32 years.

    Lisa Davis Olney, Delta Epsilon/Arizona State

    Lisa is a Foundation Trustee and member of the Presidents Circle and Gerlach & Stockwell giving societies. She has been giving to the Foundation for 10 years.

    Jill Pedicord Peterson, Beta Gamma/Colorado State

    Jill is a former Foundation Trustee and Vice President and has been giving to Theta Foundation for 16 years. She is a member of the Presidents Circle and Tunnicliffe Tribute giving societies.

    Presidential Power Pansy 3

    Laura Ware Doerre, Delta Xi/North Carolina

    Laura has served as Fraternity President since 2014. She is a donor to the Presidents Circle and Gerlach & Stockwell giving societies and has been giving to Theta Foundation for 20 years.

    Mary Ellen Kutsenda Fitzsimonds, Beta Kappa/Drake

    Mary Ellen has served as Foundation President since 2014. A member of the Presidents Circle, Gerlach & Stockwell, and Tunnicliffe Tribute giving societies, she has been investing in Theta Foundation for a total of 28 years.

    Mary Jane Parker Beach, Beta Nu/Florida State

    Mary Jane has served as the Fraternity Housing Corporation President since 2015 and is a past Fraternity President. She has been donating to Theta Foundation for a total of 34 years and is a member of the Tunnicliffe Tribute, Gerlach & Stockwell, and Presidents Circle giving societies.

    Final Power Pansy

    Cathie Waters Cardelucci, Beta Xi/UCLA

    Cathie currently serves as Theta Foundation Secretary. She is a member of the Presidents Circle, Gerlach & Stockwell, and Lambert Legacy giving societies. She has been donating to Theta Foundation for 16 years.

    Dinah Hampton McClymonds, Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma

    Past Give to Lead, Give to Learn Steering Committee Chairman and Theta Foundation Trustee, Dinah has been giving to Theta Foundation for 19 years. She is a member of the Presidents Circle, Gerlach & Stockwell, and Lambert Legacy giving societies.

    Vicki Laughlin McCluggage, Omicron/USC

    Vicki serves as Theta Foundation Vice President and recently concluded her co-chairmanship of the Give to Lead, Give to Learn Endowment Campaign. Giving for 33 years, Vicki is a member of the Presidents Circle, Gerlach & Stockwell, Tunnicliffe Tribute, and Lambert Legacy giving societies.

    Eleanor Buzuvis Chabraja, Beta/Indiana

    A member of the Presidents Circle and Gerlach & Stockwell giving societies, Eleanor has been donating to Theta Foundation for 22 years.

    Peggy Ratcliffe Roe, Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma

    Peggy is a member of the Presidents Circle giving society. She has invested in Theta Foundation for nine years.

    Marjie Ratcliffe Calvert, Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma

    Marjie has invested in Theta Foundation for nine years and is a member of the Presidents Circle giving society.

    Emily Weirich Bandera, Beta/Indiana

    Emily is a member of the Presidents Circle, Gerlach & Stockwell, and Tunnicliffe Tribute giving societies, and has been donating for 33 years.

    Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity

    Because Grand Convention 2016 Leading Woman speaker Brooke Johnson, Tau/Northwestern, donated her time to speak to Convention attendees, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity funded a Pansy Patch Scholarships in her honor.

    Donna Levens Schmidt, Epsilon Zeta/Mississippi

    Donna currently serves on Theta Foundation’s Board of Trustees. A donor for 18 years, she is a member of the Presidents Circle giving society.

    Kathy Bennett Tonkel, Eta/Michigan

    Kathy is a Past Foundation President and has donated to the Foundation for 32 years. She is a member of the Presidents Circle, Gerlach & Stockwell, and Tunnicliffe Tribute giving societies.

    Lyn Stewart Simensen, Gamma Gamma/Rollins

    Lyn previously served as Theta Foundation Vice President. A member of the Presidents Circle, Gerlach & Stockwell, Tunnicliffe Tribute, and Lambert Legacy giving societies, Lyn has invested in Theta Foundation for 30 years.

    Lisa Sombart Street, Alpha Mu/Missouri

    Lisa recently concluded her term as a Theta Foundation Trustee. She has been giving to Theta Foundation for 14 years, and is a member of the Presidents Circle and Lambert Legacy giving Societies.

    Mary Ellen Kutsenda Fitzsimonds, Beta Kappa/Drake

    Mary Ellen has served as Foundation President since 2014. A member of the Presidents Circle, Gerlach & Stockwell, and Tunnicliffe Tribute giving societies, she has been investing in Theta Foundation for a total of 28 years.

    Zita Enloe, Gamma Phi/Texas Tech

    Zita is a former Foundation Trustee and has invested in Theta Foundation for 18 years. She is a member of the Presidents Circle and Gerlach & Stockwell giving societies.

    Carolyn Catron Woodard, Gamma Tau/Tulsa

    Carolyn, a former Foundation Trustee, is a member of the Presidents Circle giving society. She has donated to Theta Foundation for three years.

    Pamela Watson Bain, Alpha Phi/Tulane

    A member of the Presidents Circle giving society, Pamela has donated to Theta Foundation for seven years.

    Amy Gough Pierce, Alpha Theta/Texas

    Amy has invested in Theta Foundation for 13 years. She is a member of the Presidents Circle giving society.

    Pansy Patch 2016: Our Most Successful Yet

    This year’s Pansy Patch was our most successful to date! Learn more about CASA pansies, see the chapters whose members are eligible to apply for Pansy Patch Scholarships in 2017, and learn how all this was made possible on our blog.

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