"Philanthropy is all about making a positive difference in the world by devoting your resources and your time to causes you believe in."
Phi Beta Chi has two national philanthropies: Bethesda Lutheran Communities and the YMCA. Bethesda Lutheran Communities is an organization that seeks to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ. This includes short-term care, residential facilities, summer camps, employment assistance, assistance locating religious facilities, and much more. Kappa Chapter holds an annual Breakfast for Bethesda pancake dinner to raise money for Bethesda and makes decorations for special Bethesda functions.
The YMCA enables youth, adults, families, and communities to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure by nurturing children and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Kappa Chapter hosts Fun Fridays at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA.
Kappa Chapter's local philanthropy is the Arc of The Triangle, another organization dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities. The Arc provides respite services, group programs, and employment assistance. Sisters of Kappa Chapter volunteer at Arc fundraisers and other functions.