Chi State
California State Organization

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Leading Women Educators Impacting Education Worldwide
Can you guess the author?  

Meet the famous author at a Chi State Convention Interest Session to experience the book more fully.

 4th Annual
 “Read Across Chi State

Barnes & Noble Bookfair
 Coming in March 

Clue Number 1: 

During our era

All was not well.


Especially the society

In which we dwell.

Clue Number 2:

The family business

Some may enact.


The isolates exit

Mission intact.

Clue Number 3:

History and conflict

It’s all there,


Strong women lead

Those who care.

The LIFE Foundation

The Chi State Learning Is For Everyone Foundation

Mission: LIFE promotes and supports special projects related to learning and literacy within the State of California.

What is the LIFE Foundation?

The LIFE Foundation is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation organized in the State of California. The Foundation has been approved by the State of California and the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation.

What are the purposes?

  • To promote and support special projects related to learning and literacy within the State of California.
  • To provide tax-exempt status to qualifying projects to assist fund raising.
  • To provide tax-deductible status for contributors.
Chi State Learning Is For Everyone Foundation – LIFE is excited to team up with to ensure literacy in the State of California. With our partnership, you not only save by using company coupons, but a portion of what you purchase from favorite stores like Ann Taylor and Bed Bath and Beyond will be donated back to support our cause - all at no cost to you. Register today (for free) and remember to select our cause.

You can use the badge to the left, to shop and also search using Good Search.

Circles of Giving

Established on LIFE’s 15th Anniversary


            The Chi State LIFE Foundation begins a policy of acknowledging any individual donating over $50! To help us meet our fundraising 2014/2015 fiscal year’s goal of $15,000, we are establishing circles of giving that will be noted in our semi-annual published donor list.  These contributions can be made at any time during our fiscal year and will be tallied by our precise accountant/treasurer, Dixie Karlson and her assistant, Kelly Franklin.  Once individual donations reach these levels, recognition will be noted. 

Please accept this challenge!


Silver level = $50-75

Gold level =$75-100

Platinum level = $100-150

Platinum + level = above $150

LIFE Wants You to Donate $15,000 This Year! 

Now that we have your attention, here is how this can be done!  This is the LIFE Foundation’s 15th anniversary year.  We depend on the generosity of you, our loyal Chi State members to contribute donations, always the largest portion of the annual budget.  So, please make a pledge to donate any multiple of $15 such as, $30, $60, $90, you get the idea. As a Chapter you could make a goal to donate to The LIFE Foundation too.  We always list personal, Chapter and Area donations in our newsletters.

As many grant sources have disappeared, The Chi State LIFE Foundation has actually increased the number of grants funded.  During the last two grant years, 2013-2014, we have given $31,426 dollars to 96 classroom/community projects and 9 Helene Going Green applicants.  So, as you can see, we will need to raise $15,000 this year to maintain our funding level for your wonderful proposals. We are challenging our members to match or increase their previously generous donations to allow our circle of support for literacy and/or learning projects to widen.  Your dedication to education and community outreach in California is amazing.  Any donation made in honor or memory of someone will be acknowledged by letter sent to the individual or family.

Register for AmazonSmile to Donate to The LIFE Foundation

AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way to support the Chi State Learning Is For Everyone Foundation every time you shop online. At, you’ll find the exact same prices and selection as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of purchase prices to LIFE.

To shop AmazonSmile simply go to from your computer web browser or mobile device. Add a bookmark to to make it even easier to start shopping at AmazonSmile.  On your first visit you will be prompted to select a charity. Just type in “Chi State Learning Is For Everyone Foundationand off you go!

Amazon will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase made on will result in a donation. You use the same account on and AmazonSmile, but for your donation to be received by LIFE you need to purchase through Everything will look exactly as it does on your Amazon account. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding/baby registries, and account settings are all the same Tens of millions of products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation”.  The LIFE Foundation, students and grant recipients in California thank you for your support.

Amazon Smile Directions

Helene Going Green Grant 
Environmentally Themed Grant for Schools    

Pictured Top Row: Lisa Jipson, Suzan Reiner, Dorothy Anderson
Pictured Bottom Row: Adele Bloom, Kelly Franklin, Kathleen Ellis, Dixie Karlson

The Chi State LIFE Foundation Board of Directors

Contact e-mail:

Kathleen Ellis, 2011-2014, President

Dorothy Anderson, 2013-2016, Member, Secretary

Adele Bloom, 2012-2015, Member, LIFE Raffle

Kelly Franklin, 2014-2017, Member

Kathleen Heinzinger, 2014-2015, Member

Lisa Jipson, 2012-2015, Nominations

Dixie Karlson, 2013-2016, Treasurer

Suzan Reiner, 2011-2014, Member

LIFE Board Nomination: Due November 1st of each year


Board of Directors Nomination Form Word or pdf

The LIFE Board Needs Outstanding Women

Due to the loss of our beloved sister Jeanine Henderson Hodges, we have an opening on the Chi State Learning Is For Everyone Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is always looking for a few good women.  Consider nominating yourself or someone you know for the position by November 1, 2014

Who are we? We are a hard working, congenial group that meets four times per year to evaluate grant proposals and plan for activities during Chi State Convention.  We serve with a positive “Make a difference” attitude. When not meeting in person, we utilize electronic communication to conduct LIFE business remotely.  Please join us to positively impact education across the state of California.