History

DKG International Educators Foundation (DKGIEF) began a new phase of The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation (DKGEF) that was established in 1964. The new name was established as a result of the merger of DKG Supporting Corporation (DKGSC) which was established in 2010, merging with the DKGEF in 2020. Generous contributions from the Society, members, states, chapters, and friends will continue to support DKGIEF and continue to carry out its mission and purposes. Gifts to the DKG International Educators Foundation are welcome at any time and are tax deductible in the United States and some other countries. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in its effort to improve, enrich, and encourage intercultural understanding and educational excellence.

A quote from a bulletin describing the beginning of the foundation is still true in the 2020’s. “From a tiny seed planted in the early 1960’s by a far-sighted, dedicated special committee of Delta Kappa Gamma members, there sprouted a “foundation” which was to have lasting effects on the lives of many persons, not only members of the Society.” This is as true today when dedicated members continue to volunteer time and donations to make an impact on educators worldwide.

DKGIEF Board of Directors

 
  • Administers the affairs of the corporation
 
  • Formulates and carries out its programs and policies
 
  • Approves the annual Foundation budget
 
  • Manages acquisition and disposition of the property of the corporation

Dr. Kay L. Clawson
2016-2022
Chair

Beth Schieber
2018-2024
Director

Becky Sadowski
International President
Director

Merry Lewis
2018-2024
Vice Chair

Sandi Causey
2020-2026
Director

Dr. Lace Marie Brogden
International First Vice President
Director

Dr. Dorothy E. Sample
2016-2022
Director

Dr.  Judith B. Carlson
2020-2026
Director

Cathy P. Daugherty
Immediate Past President
Director

Nita Scott
Executive Director
Secretary

Phyllis Hickey
Strategic Outreach Director

Peggy Jonas
Finance Director
Treasurer