2015 Kappa Delta Dinner & Auction

Raise $25K for child abuse prevention

ELIOT, Maine – April as Child Abuse Prevention Month kicked off Saturday evening March 31st with over $18,000 donated to New Hampshire children's well being and safety.

For the fourth year in a row, the University of New Hampshire Alpha Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta sorority hosted a dinner and auction to benefit child abuse prevention.  From gathering donations and sponsors, to assigning public relations tasks and outreach, about 140 sorority sisters work diligently to raise funds and organize the dinner and auction each year. As a national organization, the Kappa Deltas support Prevent Child Abuse America as one of their platforms of service. Each year, the Dinner and Auction is hosted in March, leading into National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

"They did such a wonderful job! We are honored to be the NH chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, and a beneficiary of this successful and fun-filled event," said Keryn Bernard Kriegl, NH Children's Trust executive director.

The event, hosted at The Regatta Room at Eliot Commons, Maine was packed with people. Almost 200 attendees, countless smiles, a performance by UNH’s a capella group Not Too Sharp, and an enthusiastic live auctioneer kept the event going well into the evening.

"Remember why you're here," said Stuart Frye, event auctioneer and father of a Kappa Delta sorority sister, as he pointed to bidders. And, they did. As the evening wrapped up, the final numbers were tallied and the evening's proceeds came to around $25,000 for child abuse prevention. About five-thousand dollars will go to Prevent Child Abuse America, the national organization of which NH Children's Trust is the New Hampshire chapter.

NH Children's Trust Board of Directors and staff hosted a pre-auction at The Regatta. There, NHCT staff and board met the evening's donors and attendees to explain what the donated funds will be used for.

"It was a great opportunity for people to put a face to the action of preventing child abuse and neglect. We were happy to answer questions about our agency and what we do," said Janine Mitchell, communications coordinator at NH Children's Trust.

NH Children’s Trust is the governor-designated agency to lead the drive to eliminate child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire. Their vision is every child will thrive in a safe, stable and nurturing family and community. Donate today at NHChildrensTrust.org/donate

Pre-Auction cocktail party hosted by NH Children's Trust

Dinner & Auction hosted by Alpha Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta