Give Now

Gifts to the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation support the education, scholarship, and leadership programming initiatives of O∆K. Our current fundraising priorities are outlined below.  To make a gift today, click here.

Annual Giving

Many individuals include Omicron Delta Kappa in their annual philanthropic plans. Most of these gifts are designated as unrestricted, although some donors do support a specific program or initiative with their yearly gifts. When you give an unrestricted gift to O∆K, we spend your money on the primary needs of the organization. The trustees of the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation determine their use, typically for circle support, career resources, and member communications. Unless donors indicate that a gift is restricted, all gifts to O∆K are considered unrestricted. Click here to support the Annual Fund.

Scholarships

Currently, O∆K distributes more than $40,000 annually in scholarships to deserving students to continue their educations in graduate or professional school. Scholarship contributions for outright support of students are welcome as is the creation of endowed scholarships. Donations to provide stipends, as another form of scholarships, for students completing competitive internships are also accepted. Click here to donate to scholarships.

Leadership Development Programming

Omicron Delta Kappa is represented on more than 290 campuses across the country. Additional financial support for programs as the Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant, regional drive-in workshops, and providing keynote speakers for the national convention is welcomed. Contact Katy Datz (katy@odk.org) to contribute to Clay Grants, the 2018 convention, or the 2019 drive-in workshops.

Opportunity Fund

In the interest of never having a deserving college student decline his or her invitation to join Omicron Delta Kappa because of cost, the O∆K Opportunity (Gift of Membership) Fund is needed to support the underwriting of a portion of the national initiation fee for collegiate members who are Pell-eligible or who have other significant financial constraints. Through the provision of membership in O∆K, these collegiate members will have access to other programs including scholarships, leadership development programs, and career resources.  Click here to give the gift of membership by supporting the Opportunity Fund program.

Sustaining Circle

As a member of O∆K’s Sustaining Circle, you will continue the legacy of leadership, support programs that matter, and perhaps most importantly—help develop the campus leaders of today into the community leaders of tomorrow. Sustaining Circle members do this by helping to underwrite access to an internships board and mentoring platform for current collegiate members. In addition, Sustaining Circle members have access to additional career resources for both job seekers and employers, and they help support collegiate members to receive additional publications from O∆K.  Click here to join the Sustaining Circle.

Preservation

The historic train station which houses O∆K’s National Headquarters was built in 1883 by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for the branch line to Lexington. Va. Financial difficulties prevented the line continuing on to the original planned terminus in Roanoke/Salem. The building was designed by E. Francis Baldwin of Baltimore, who designed many such buildings as B&O’s principal architect. Baldwin’s designs incorporate characteristics of the Queen Anne and Gothic Revival styles, with such hallmarks as steep gabled roofs and towers, large wooden supported brackets, oriel windows and colored glass accents. Many of his passenger station designs had a similar floor plan but no two were exactly alike.

 

Omicron Delta Kappa is proud to own its headquarters building, but as with all structures of its age, it needs continual care in order to be well preserved for its and O∆K’s future.  Contributions in support of the preservation endowment and the ongoing More Than a Roof campaign are encouraged.  Contact Katy Datz (katy@odk.org) to support the preservation of the national headquarters building.