fraternity members stand with patient holding check

Kappa Sigma Fraternity, located on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, donated $13,000 to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, showing support for the hospital and children in their local community.

Approximately 12 members from the fraternity personally stopped by the hospital Friday, September 13, to gift the check to patients and staff.

While presenting the check, Jesse Ocegueda, president of the Kappa Sigma Upsilon-Beta Chapter of Cal State San Bernardino, said the fraternity prides itself on giving back to organizations in the community.

“We want to thank Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital for all that you do to make this place a beacon of hope for children and families who need help,” Ocegueda said.  

To raise the money each year, Kappa Sigma hosts a series of fundraising events in April, including “penny wars,” dance competitions and a dinner for the sororities and fraternities on campus. The fraternity has donated more than $33,000 to Children’s Hospital in the past three years.

Joe Perry, assistant vice president of finance for Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, said the hospital was honored that the fraternity would choose to provide continued support to the facility and, most of all, the patients.

“As we’re continuing to expand our services and facilities, none of that would be possible without amazing gifts from our community supporters  — including Kappa Sigma,” Perry said.