Our chapter’s philanthropy runs one huge fundraiser in the fall called Mr. Whitman. Mr. Whitman is a male beauty pageant that incorporates the entire campus to raise money for an organization that is actively involved in working with the Walla Walla community. 8 senior men compete to see who can raise the most money and become crowned the title of Mr. Whitman. By having many different representatives, the entire campus gets involved in fundraising activities (i.e. trivia nights, silent auctions, sports tournaments and more), which each participant creates with the help of Kappas. Mr. Whitman unifies the entire Whitman campus around a cause to support an organization that we find especially impactful and meaningful.
Our “Reading Is Fundamental” event is Dr. Seuss Day at the local Walla Walla Public Library in the spring. 200 children and families from the local community come and participate in Dr. Seuss themed activities. These include a skit of The Cat in the Hat preformed by Kappas, read alouds, drawing and coloring activities and more. At the end of the day, every child leaves with a brand new book donated by Kappa.