Alpha Delta Kappa Builds Educational Excellence, Altruism
and World Understanding Through Fellowship

Why Become a Member? Membership Benefits

  • Friendship, support and association with professional peers
  • Honor and recognition of professional achievement
  • Professional and personal growth and development opportunities
  • Informative publications and peer-reviewed publication opportunities
  • Leadership development opportunities and training
  • Extensive members-only website
  • Scholarship and travel opportunities
  • Group insurance programs

Membership, which is honorary and based on peer recognition, provides a wealth of opportunities for leadership development and networking through workshops, training sessions, conferences and conventions. But, perhaps the greatest opportunity Alpha Delta Kappa provides is the opportunity to make a difference. Around the world, Alpha Delta Kappa members combine their energies and talents to enrich their lives and the lives of others through thousands of heartwarming, community-based altruistic projects.

In the past two years alone, Alpha Delta Kappa members have given nearly 12 million dollars in monetary and other gifts, nearly 2 million dollars in scholarships and have provided more than 2 million hours of volunteer service to their communities.  Opportunities for professional and personal networking abound in Alpha Delta Kappa.  From state/provincial/national conventions and regional conferences every even-numbered year to International conventions every odd-numbered year, talented women educators gather to share ideas, fellowship, recognition and support.  Alpha Delta Kappa conferences and conventions feature informative and inspirational seminars by some of the most effective and renowned speakers today.

More than 29,000 women educators around the world have discovered the many opportunities provided by membership in Alpha Delta Kappa — opportunities for recognition of their commitment to educational excellence, for personal and professional growth and for collectively channeling their energies toward the good of their schools, communities, the teaching profession and the world.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Alpha Delta Kappa has more than 1,200 chapters located in towns and cities in every state in the U.S., and around the world in Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

AΔK Announcements

Form 990-N e-Postcard

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Form 990-N e-Postcard

Chapters and states need to file the annual Form 990-N e-Postcard to maintain tax-exempt status on a federal level. Filing the 990-N e-Postcard is also a requirement for the Pearls of Achievement Program. For most states and chapters, this is due annually by October 15.

What does it mean to maintain tax-exempt status? Alpha Delta Kappa International has been declared a 501(c)(3), a nonprofit/charitable organization that has been recognized by the IRS as being tax-exempt by virtue of its charitable programs. This status as a charity means donations to the international organization are tax-deductible.

All S/P/N’s and chapters are currently 501(c)(7) nonprofit organizations and are exempt from paying federal income tax, with some exceptions, so long as they file the 990-N e-Postcard. Note: a 501(c)(7) is not considered a charitable organization and is subject to state sales tax.

Form 990-N e-Postcard
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International Boards and Committees Volunteer Application Forms

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

International Boards and Committees Volunteer Application Forms

Hone your leadership skills by volunteering to serve on an International Board or Committee! Applications are being accepted and an offer of service to Alpha Delta Kappa is always appreciated. Additional volunteer forms submitted will be considered for any vacant positions.

We look forward to considering your candidate application for International Office.

Some areas of interest in serving as an International Committee member are Membership, Candidate Qualifications, Scholarships and Grants, International Teacher Education (ITE),  Altruism and more.

Visit the IEB/IC page and Application Forms


 

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Chapter Officers' E-Packet

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Chapter Officers' E-Packet

The 2020 Chapter Officers' E-Packet was emailed via eblast (AΔK News) to all members on September 2, 2020. Form H-138, Member Payment Record (chapter's billing form) will be sent via email to each Chapter Treasurer and Chapter President between September 3-9, 2020. The supporting treasurer's documents were included in the aforementioned eblast. 

View the 2020 Chapter Officers' E-Packet

 

 

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Recent Change at Headquarters

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Recent Change at Headquarters

A recent change has taken place at Alpha Delta Kappa Headquarters. Executive Director Laura Bourgeois is no longer working for Alpha Delta Kappa. We greatly appreciate her 26 years of service with us and wish her nothing but the best.

The International Executive Board has implemented our Succession Plan and is beginning the process to search for a new Executive Director. We have secured the services of Laura Lechner, our consulting CPA, to serve as the Office Manager during this time of transition.

Please continue to communicate with us, as well as staff members, for questions regarding the business of Alpha Delta Kappa. We will keep you informed of developments that occur in the coming weeks.

Sandy Wolfe
International Executive Board
       Judy Ganzert
International President
       Mollie Acosta
International President-Elect
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Marketplace and Violet Shop

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Marketplace and Violet Shop

We have new items in both the Marketplace and Violet Shop. To celebrate our Alpha Delta Kappa Biennium 2019-2021, we've created this beautifully printed polyester infinity scarf. We've also got masks emblazoned with AΔK. 

The Marketplace (through Transcend) is where you'll find all items in our jewelry department such as official badges, 2019-21 logo scarf (image below), milestone and officer recognition pins, and more. 
 
The Violet Shop is a logo ware company. You'll find items such as clothing, mugs, masks (image below), tote bags, dog shirts, etc. with different AΔK logos to choose from. 

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KAPPAN Content Wanted

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

KAPPAN Content Wanted

Attention card crafters and book readers: please share your holiday cards and book suggestions with us and you might be published in the KAPPAN! Submit your card image or book suggestion by October 1, 2020. 

Do you like to craft original holiday greeting cards? We'd like to see an image of an original holiday greeting card you've crafted.  Please share your image

Gift-giving season is here. Please share the name and author of one book you'd recommend as a must read for a child, teen or adult.

Please know that while all submissions are appreciated, not all submissions are guaranteed to be published. Additionally, the editors reserve the right to edit and adjust as needed for spacing.
 

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COVID-19 and How AΔK is Impacted

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

COVID-19 and How AΔK is Impacted

We've all recently experienced changes because of COVID-19. This page will keep you updated on how Alpha Delta Kappa, and our events and activities, might be impacted. 

"Alpha Delta Kappa Together" Blog - A blog has been set up by the 2019-2021 International President, Judy Ganzert, for Alpha Delta Kappa members to stay connected and share their feelings, thoughts, offers of friendship and sisterhood, or other uplifting messages.

South Central Regional Conference Update - May 29, 2020

NW/SW Joint Regional Conference Update - May 27, 2020

Gulf Regional Conference Update - May 21, 2020

Southeast and Northeast Regional Conferences Update - May 16, 2020

North Central Regional Conference Update - May 2, 2020

Regional Conference Update - April 21, 2020

Member Survey Results - May 16, 2020

S/P/N Convention Update

Letter to S/P/N Presidents - March 16, 2020

Letter to Chapter Presidents - March 16, 2020

Headquarters Staff Back at HQ - May 18, 2020

Headquarters has received inquiries concerning chapter checks not clearing their banks.  Most checks will be deposited within a week or two of staff returning to the HQ building, which was May 18, 2020. Please contact headquarters@alphadeltakappa.org with any questions. 

Preparedness is Essential - March 12, 2020

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