Our Path Forward

For nearly half a century, men of Pi Kappa Phi have worked to build a community, one relationship at a time where the abilities of all people are recognized and valued. Our current circumstances won't keep us from serving that mission, they’ve only shined a light on the needs of those we serve and sharpened our resolve to make a difference.

The Ability Experience has always been focused on creating a community where the abilities of all people can be recognized and valued. In this moment, it can seem tough to feel that sense of community; COVID-19 has had countless impacts on our daily lives, but for the disability community, barriers to access and social isolation have been even more acute. Making matters worse, The Ability Experience has been forced to cancel programs that our partners benefit from each year and campus closures have greatly reduced the funds that make those programs possible in the future. We need your help to champion the abilities of all people.

We need your help and we’re calling on you to take action. Here are some ways you can get involved:


Make a Donation

The impact of COVID-19 not only prevent us from carrying out our mission through our long-standing programs, it has stifled much of the fundraising we rely on during this time of year. This not only impacts us immediately but jeopardizes our ability to bring our programming back when it is safe to do so. Whether it is a one-time donation or a monthly gift, your support can help ensure we can carry out our mission for years to come.


Give Us Your Feedback

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Gear Up Florida, Journey of Hope and Build America are moving to a virtual format. We need your help in moving forward to find new ways to serve the mission. We ask for your help in determining the best path forward to provide virtual shared experiences between people with disabilities and men of Pi Kappa Phi. Please share with us your ideas and opportunities. We’d love to figure out new ways to work together in order to continue serving our partners during this difficult time.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Giving Tuesday Now

In light of the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19, #GivingTuesday has launched Giving Tuesday Now. Ability Experience and Pi Kappa Phi Foundation are joining forces to encourage all students and alumni to support the both organizations address our students and those they serve. As a part of Ability Week, you can sign up to raise funds that will count towards your chapter’s fundraising, helping them potentially win prizes and unlock grants for their partner organizations.

Sign Up to Help Fundraise
Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Ability Experience Day | Virtual Challenge Event

Cycle, run, walk, count to one-million. Get creative! The point of this day is to help raise funds and awareness for the abilities of all people no matter what you choose to do in the process.  As a part of Ability Week, you can sign up to raise funds that will count towards your chapter’s fundraising, helping them potentially win prizes and unlock grants for their partner organizations.

May 5th - 9th, 2020

Be a part of a Friendship Visit During Ability Week

We’re hosting National Ability May 5-9 to raise funds, awareness and launch new virtual shared experiences with people with disabilities from our partner organizations across the country.

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Join a Virtual Team

While our Build America, Gear Up Florida and Journey of Hope events aren’t taking their usual form, the mission is still more important than ever. This year’s participants are dedicating themselves to completing the mission at hand. Friendship visits will take place virtually, providing community and connection at a time where people with disabilities can feel more isolated than ever. Show your support by participating in one of these virtual events!

Virtual Gear Up Florida – May 15-30

Virtual Build America – June 1-27

Virtual Journey of Hope – June 1 – August 8