One thing is certain: they would be proud

Laura Stelsel is director of marketing & communication at Kappa Delta Pi.

Founders--Alpha chapterThis Saturday, March 8, Kappa Delta Pi celebrates 103 remarkable years.

Founders Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the rich legacy of the Society. It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come over the past century. From the first meeting of the Education Club at the YMCA on University of Illinois campus, in which 18 members (nine men and nine women) were asked to join, to today in which our initiated membership totals more than 1 million. One thing is certain: William Chandler Bagley, Thomas E. Musselman, and Truman L. Kelley would be very proud.

We hope that your chapter is planning to celebrate Founders Day this year. Did you know that the Society has resources that can help? The Founders Day guide is available on the site to assist with your planning. And, we have a press release template that can help you get the word out about your event to the campus community and local media.

We also want to know what Founders Day means to you via social media. Use hashtag #KDPFounders on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share stories, thoughts, and photos of your KDP Founders Day experience.

Finally, we want you to share your photos with us—past and present! Email Founders Day photos to marketing[at] Your photo could be featured on social media, the website, or in an upcoming marketing piece*.

Is your chapter planning to do anything to celebrate the big day? Let us know!

* Note that sending these photos constitutes an agreement by the sender and the chapter members featured in the photos regarding use and distribution of the photos both now and in the future.

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