Tracey L. Knerr, Delta Nu-Indiana/Pennsylvania, went to college thinking she was “anti-sorority.” However, when a lack of student housing forced her to live off campus, she began to feel isolated. Her roommate suggested she consider joining a sorority. “I already knew some Kappa Deltas and decided to go through recruitment only there,” she says. “I bonded immediately with the sisters, and the rest is history.”
In gratitude for the lifelong friends she made, as well as the self-confidence and leadership skills she gained as a KD, Tracey has made an unrestricted bequest to the Kappa Delta Foundation in her will to support the future of Kappa Delta. “I want to give back to an organization that’s given so much to me,” she says. “As an educator and public servant, I’ve never been able to donate a lot in an ongoing way—but this gift gives me an opportunity to make a promise to Kappa Delta, and that’s important.”
In college, Tracey served as assistant treasurer, treasurer, and fundraiser for her chapter. “Since college, I have done just about everything,” she says. “After moving to New Jersey, I reestablished the Central New Jersey Alumnae Chapter and was involved for many years.” Tracey has also served in numerous roles at the local and national level, and this year was on one of the KDF Scholarship Application Review Committees.
“For me, making this gift goes back to giving to an organization that has given so much to so many,” Tracey concludes. “I also love knowing that the legacy of KD will continue to grow for a long time.”
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