alpha Kappa Delta Phi dips his paws in the painter’s palette
By Luke Araujo | Personal editor
National Panhellenic Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority sells paintings made by members’ pets until May 5 to social networks. The organization also allows buyers to pre-order paintings through a pre-order form.
As of March 2, the chapter had over 30 orders placed for its pet paints. Each 3×3 inch painting costs $5 per canvas with $1 shipping.
The Baylor Chapter is part of the larger alpha Kappa Delta Phi, which has initiated more than 9,000 members across the United States and Canada since 1990, according to the Baylor chapter website. The Baylor chapter was founded in the fall of 1997.
According to San Antonio senior and Baylor Chapter President Madisyn Puangco, Alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s Pet Paint Event is focused on raising funds for the organization.
“Our pets paint on canvases to raise money for our chapter to help fund our status advancement plans,” Puangco said. “We thought it would be super cute and fun to involve our sxsters’ pets in our sorority.”
Puangco said the fundraiser was primarily intended to be used for status advancement.
“We are currently not a full sorority,” Puangco said. “So, in order to achieve our goal of achieving this status, we have expenses that we fundraise for in hopes of achieving this. Our ultimate goal with the advancement of status is to make aKDPhi more known and recognizable on campus.
The purpose of the chapter is to promote its pillars of sxsterhood, scholarship, leadership, Asian awareness and service. By working in this direction, the chapter has engaged in philanthropic work, said Puangco.
“Last semester, our chapter alone raised over $3,900 for breast cancer awareness,” Puangco said. “Our sxsters have also been repeatedly recognized internationally through our governing body, the International Leadership Board. We to participate and organize on-campus events to spread Asian awareness, such as CelebrASIAN, VSA’s Autumn Moon, ASA asian party and much more.”
Lily Nguyen, Houston senior and Baylor chapter status president, said alpha Kappa Delta Phi has organized events alongside its philanthropic work.
“We have held annual events such as Bowl for a Cure and Bump, Set, Cure,” Nguyen said. “It’s bowling and volleyball that we run, with all proceeds going to BCA.”
The organization has also organized service mixers and events in conjunction with other student organizations on campus.
“During COVID we hosted an online Twitch concert for BCA called Beep Boop for a Cure,said Nguyen. “Another initiative is Toasty Toes, in which we raised funds for waterproof thermal socks to donate to those less fortunate. We have our Mr. Pink Pageant to come, with all proceeds going to BCA.
The organization looks to the future, in which they hope to become a full-fledged sorority at Baylor.
“We hope everyone will get to know us better and recognize us when we are on campus,” Puangco said.