Kappa Alpha Psi
Float Campaign
2019 Tournament of Roses Parade

Kappa Alpha Psi has an incredible opportunity to gain exposure at the 2019 Tournament of Roses parade, led this year by tournament President and Brother Gerald Freeny (Upsilon 1981).

Give today at the Kappa Foundation's donor page

Donate by mobile: easy as 1-2-3

Step1: Text FLOAT1911 to 41444

Message and data rates may apply per your phone's service provider.

Step 2: Follow the link provided

Opens the Kappa Float contribution page at MobileCause.

Step 3: Complete your donation

Choose a donation amount, contribution option (one-time or recurring), and payment information, then click "SUBMIT".

About the Campaign

Float Design and Construction

This campaign exists to raise the necessary funds for the construction of a Kappa Alpha Psi float.

"1911 Club" campaign: $150

This fundraising effort seeks to raise the estimated cost of the float through contributions to the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation. 

The goal is easily achieved with 1,911 Kappas donating $150 each.

Global Branding

 Kappa Alpha Psi has a tremendous opportunity to gain exposure before an international audience as the first NPHC fraternity to participate in the parade.

Kappa can raise its image and profile in ways that can showcase our programs, foster new corporate partnerships & sponsors, and aid in reclamation & membership efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to my contribution?

Your contribution is a gift to the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation ("Foundation").

What is the Kappa Foundation?

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with a charitable purpose of "investing in programs and initiatives that increase educational access, opportunity, achievement and advancement for youth in under-served communities."

Will I receive a receipt for my gift?

Your contribution's email confirmation serves as proof of payment. For a formal receipt, contact the Foundation at thekappafoundation.org.

Can I deduct my contribution for tax purposes?

Your contribution is a gift to a 501(c)3 organization. Refer to your tax consultant for details specific to your situation.

Do donations include a transaction fee?

Yes. A payment processing fee of 3% applies per donation. The remainder will be forwarded to the Foundation.

What if this campaign falls short of its goal?

In the unforeseen event that the effort fails to accumulate the funds necessary to complete the float project, all money collected will remain in the possession of the Foundation for discretionary use in its programs and initiatives.

About Us

Kappa Alpha Psi

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is an organization founded upon the concept of achievement, with over 125,000 members in 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters throughout the world.

The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation has a mission to identify and invest in opportunities that engage young people in leading the social, economic and educational transformation of undeserved and underrepresented communities.

Brother & Tournament President Gerald Freeny

Brother Gerald Freeny (Upsilon 1981) is the first African-American to serve as President for the Tournament of Roses. 

He has taken steps to include fraternity members in the 2019 parade, including Kappa-led HBCU marching bands and Kappas in the music and entertainment industry 

Tournament of Roses Parade

The Tournament of Roses has been a New Year's Day tradition for over a century, and is enjoyed by an estimated audience of 50 million viewers.

“The 2019 theme, ‘The Melody of Life,’ celebrates music, the universal language,” shared  Tournament President Gerald Freeny. “Music has the power to not only bring us together but take us back to memories and moments as nothing else can. Rhythm, melody, harmony and color all come together to create the soundtrack that defines our lives.” 


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