The Golden Gift Fund offers professional life-changing leadership seminars.


The Golden Gift Fund offers professional, life-changing leadership management seminars. In 1974 as members of the Society planned the Golden Anniversary celebration, the idea emerged that a special fund—the Golden Gift Fund—be established. The fund was officially launched with a generous donation by the late Dr. Eula Lee Carter (Texas). Each member was encouraged to contribute one dollar per year for the five years preceding the celebration. The program was established and until 2019, it was called the Leadership/Management Seminar funded by the Golden Gift Fund. Today the seminar is called DKG Ignite: Leaders Empowering Leaders Program.


Currently, the program is offered in even-numbered years, usually in July, to DKG members throughout the Society. Members participate in an intensive week of leadership/management development with staff and faculty at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. The committee has worked very closely with program directors from the university to transform the program and ensure that modern and relevant training is being provided for these DKG leaders.


How to apply

Complete the DKG Ignite Application (LMS) from the Apply/Submit section of the website (available July 1 - December 1 every other year) and submit it by December 1st (odd years).