The Golden Gift Fund was established in 1979 to commemorate the Society's 50th anniversary. When money is available, interest from investments and contributions are used to finance the Leadership Management Seminar.

The Golden Gift Fund Committee administers the fund income after Executive Board approval of recommended projects. The Golden Gift Fund Committee determines guidelines for use, recommends projects to the Executive Board and determines criteria for selection of Leadership Management Seminar participants.

The next Leadership Management Seminar will be held at the University of Texas in Austin, TX, 2018.

Carolyn Pittman
2016-2018 International President

Nita Scott
Membership Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote

Instruction Ranks in Global Top 20 

The University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Platinum Executive Education program presents the Leadership Management Seminar for DKG. In November 2013, the McCombs School of Business became Number 15 in the Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the top 20 executive education programs for custom programs and 7th among universities in the United States.

“We are delighted to see the Bloomberg ranking reflect our expanding efforts to meet companies’ educational needs,” Dr. Gaylen Paulson, Associate Dean of Texas Executive Education, comments.

What’s taught in the seminar?
Dr. Jo W. Murphy, 2014-2016 committee chair, says, “The Leadership Management Seminar is training that prepares our members to be leaders in any capacity.  It is personal, comprehensive, and applicable to all areas of their lives.  Participants leave with tools that enable and empower them to be successful leaders.”  Society representatives meet with UT Austin Executive Education program planners to assess current needs and practices used in the work place. They look at how we can prepare members for educational advancements that address today’s  trends.

Celebrate the future
This is not your business-as-usual, “sage-on-a-stage” approach. Participants learn by interacting with each other and top of the line instructors.  We are asking members to celebrate in preparing for the future by donating to the International Golden Gift Fund today.

How the Seminar works...

Who can apply
You are already qualified if you are a Society member when you apply. It’s that simple. Golden Gift Fund Committee deadlines and other information are available on the website: .

What we’re looking for

The Society is looking for those with leadership potential. Experience commensurate with length of Society membership will be considered. 


  • December 1, 2017
    Leadership/Management Seminar application