Beta Rho Chapter at San Diego State University

Kappa Delta

Prevent Child Abuse America

Since 1984, Kappa Delta collegiate and alumnae chapters have held Shamrock events — local fundraisers that vary from pancake breakfasts and 5K runs to silent auctions and golf tournaments — to support the prevention of child abuse. Shamrock events, staged by thousands of Kappa Delta women in hundreds of communities nationwide, are held throughout the year and have earned local and national media attention.

Every year, KD collegiate and alumnae chapters raise more than $2 million to benefit child abuse prevention efforts. A full 80 percent of the money raised stays in the community and is donated to local child-abuse prevention agencies; the remaining 20 percent goes to the Kappa Delta Foundation to support Prevent Child Abuse America’s national office for its national programs. PCAA was founded by a Kappa Delta, the late Donna Stone, Lambda-Northwestern, which makes the cause that much more relevant to the sorority.


The kappa Delta “Shamrock” philanthropy is our biggest national philanthropy. It is a project we put on once a year with much preparation and enthusiasm. Shamrock is a way for us to give back to the community and raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America, as well as Olive Crest, the local foster center we proudly support. On the 16th of March, the Beta Rho chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at San Diego State hosted their 4th annual “Shamrock & Run”. Beta Rho’s “Shamrock Run” was a 5k walk/run held at a local cove by the beautiful beaches of San Diego. Registration for the run was $20, guaranteeing participants a T-shirt, free lunch, and raffle ticket. We hosted a kids “fun run” after the walk as well, making it an event for all ages! Participants were able to register online, which was created specifically for the event so that registration could be a simple process for the participants. Feel free to check it out! With much publicity throughout the campus and community, over 500 people were able to show their support at our event. With total sponsorships, donations, and registration fees, the Beta Rho chapter raised over $20,000! It was a fun-filled day for community members of all ages.

If you have any community service questions regarding our Shamrock event, please contact our Shamrock chair at