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One of the tenants of DKA’s creed is “In helping others follow their bliss, I shall ask for no reward, I shall seek no glory.” We believe in helping others accomplish their goals and giving back to the community. The society and its service partners provide opportunities both nationally and on the local level to serve your community such as SeriousFun Children’s Network (founded by DKA alumnus Paul Newman) and local Film Mentorship programs.


More than two decades ago, DKA alumnus Paul Newman had a vision: imagine if children with serious illnesses had the chance to simply be children. To just have fun. So he started a camp where kids could, in his words, “raise a little hell.” Today, we continue Paul’s legacy by partnering with SeriousFun Children’s Network, a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and partnership programs that create opportunities for children and their families to reach beyond serious illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities—always free of charge. 

Each semester our DKA colony hosts fundraisers and events to raise money for Serious Fun. DKA members also have an amazing opportunity to volunteer at any of the camps during the summer or participate in Serious Fun events throughout the year as well.

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