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April 1, 2010

Kappa Alpha Theta Initiates Robin McGraw

Kappa Alpha Theta Initiates Robin McGraw

Indianapolis, March 19, 2010—Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity is pleased to announce the March 23 initiation of Robin Jameson McGraw as a member. Along with her husband, Dr. Phil McGraw, Robin has been a dedicated supporter of National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which is Kappa Alpha Theta’s national philanthropy.

“The Theta membership welcomes Robin’s desire to become one of us. Her influential role and devoted work with CASA for abused and neglected children reflects Theta’s ideal of the widest influence for good,” said Kimberly Morris Martin, Fraternity vice-president public relations.
Robin and Dr. Phil serve as the official spokespeople for the National CASA Association to aid in the recruitment of much-needed CASA advocates who work with the court system in the best interests of foster children. The couple was featured speakers at the 2009 National CASA Conference, and the Dr. Phil Foundation is a National CASA supporter.

“Phillip and I both appreciate the longstanding support Kappa Alpha Theta has provided CASA and their volunteers,” said Robin McGraw. “I am pleased and honored to join Theta and become a part of a community that so clearly cares for children in need.”

For more than 20 years, Kappa Alpha Theta has supported CASA, which trains volunteers to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in court. CASA volunteers research the children’s background to help the court make a sound decision about each child’s future. Kappa Alpha Theta and its Foundation are proud to have contributed more than $1,000,000 to fund National CASA’s efforts to put CASA volunteers into the lives of abused and neglected children.

In addition to her work with CASA and the Dr. Phil Foundation, Robin McGraw is a sought-after public speaker and the author of the New York Times bestselling book Inside My Heart, as well as What’s Age Got to Do With It? Her initiation into Kappa Alpha Theta will take place at the Omicron Chapter at the University of Southern California; she will be honored by CASA at a reception immediately following.

Kappa Alpha Theta, founded in 1870 at DePauw University (then Asbury College) in Greencastle, Ind., is the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. Our founders’ vision of the finest and most rewarding membership experience is also held by today’s members, women who wish to learn, grow, and excel through our core values of personal excellence, friendship/sisterhood, scholarship, service, and leadership. Kappa Alpha Theta supports 125 college chapters and 195 alumnae groups across the US and Canada. Membership totals more than 210,000.

To learn more about Kappa Alpha Theta, our values-based membership, and our philanthropic efforts, please visit To learn more about National CASA and creating hopeful futures for young people in foster care, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Stacey Luchs
Senior Vice President, Communication
Dr. Phil/ The Doctors

Louis DiCenzo
Director, Media Relations

Dr. Phil


Kimberly Morris Martin
Fraternity Vice President, Public Relations