Indianapolis, IN – Victoria Laughlin McCluggage of La Cañada Flintridge, CA, and Nashville, TN, has been selected by the NIC Foundation as the 2016 recipient of the NICF Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Vicki has been an active and engaged volunteer for Kappa Alpha Theta for the past 40 years.
Between 1996 and 2016, she served her chapter in nearly every advisor role, and also served as the chapter’s Facility Corporation President. From 1987 to 1990, she served the International Fraternity as a College District President, and then as a Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Trustee from 1990-1992.
Vicki returned to volunteer service with the Foundation in 2010 and was part of a transformational group of leaders who chose to pursue the organization’s first capital campaign in three decades. She was selected to serve as Co-Chairman for Kappa Alpha Theta’s $5 million Give to Lead, Give to Learn Campaign, and played a critical role in helping to reach its goal six months ahead of schedule.
Vicki was instrumental in inspiring her own chapter sisters to make meaningful investments in the Campaign. She recruited outstanding volunteers to the Campaign committee, bringing some of Theta’s most recognizable donor names to the table, and solicited several of the Campaign’s largest gifts. She hosted Campaign events to cultivate and steward donors, and remained a constant cheerleader for the Campaign volunteers and staff.
When the $5 million Campaign goal was reached, Vicki shared, “This is a huge milestone for Theta Foundation. Not only have we reached our $5 million goal, we have also expanded our donor outreach far beyond the limits we thought possible. Each Give to Lead, Give to Learn donor has made his or her mark on our sisterhood. We are proud that the mission of this Campaign resonated with so many of our sisters and supporters.”
Her 40 years of volunteer service for Kappa Alpha Theta, her university, and every community of which she is a part, has been done in the true spirit of philanthropy without any expectation of recognition.
“Vicki is not just an outstanding volunteer worthy of this award, but quite possibly one of Kappa Alpha Theta’s most outstanding volunteers,” said Kristen Kaiser, Executive Director of Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.
Vicki will be presented with the NICF Outstanding Volunteer Award during the NICF Awards of Distinction Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23rd at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.
About the NIC Foundation
The NICF advances the fraternal movement by cultivating a culture of philanthropy and enhancing the sophistication of associated professionals. The NICF delivers strategies for fraternal foundation growth through educational programs, such as THE Foundations Seminar, Institute for Greek Advancement, and Greek Retreat, that focus on these key areas: communications, fundraising, stewardship, management, and alumni relations.