The DKG Ignite: Leaders Empowering Leaders Program has been postponed until July 11-18, 2021 due to issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Announcing DKG Ignite: Leaders Empowering Leaders


The Golden Gift Fund Committee is pleased to announce the 20 participants selected plus the DKG Membership Director, Trish Woodley, for inclusion in the DKG Ignite: Leaders Empowering Leaders Program. The committee completely redesigned the application process and used blind scoring to review the two part application. We are excited to see the diverse group of women from five of our member countries that has been selected. The group of participants represents all regions of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and these members will participate in an intensive week of leadership/management development with McCombs School of Business. The committee has worked very closely with program directors from University of Texas at Austin to transform the program and ensure that modern and relevant training is being provided for these leaders. While you are in Philadelphia, please take a moment to congratulate these remarkable women. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for all of the DKG Ignite participants!

Nancy Bentz - Florida

Gara Cesefske - Alaska

Marcia Erickson  - Pennsylvania

Pat. S. Graff - New Mexico

Margarita Hanschmidt -  Estonia

Susan Halliday - Arizona

DeeAnn Hennigan -  Florida

Angela McCall Hill - North Carolina

Elena Ivanova - Michigan

Jeannine de Jong - The Netherlands

Aníta Jónsdóttir - Iceland

Katina Keener - Virginia

Kristin Merkle - Iowa

Kim Paetzel - Texas

Claudia Jaquelina Gonzalez Trujillo - Nuevo Leon

Shannon Robertson -  Georgia

Christine Shewczyk - Wisconsin

Ann Vanvick -  Minnesota

Lois Vogel -  Indiana

Claudia L. Walker Texas