It has been a busy several months without a Director of Development for the Foundation. But between Scott Carlson the CEO, Barbara Bianchi our fantastic Administrative Assistant, and me, we were able to get the end-of-year mailings completed. Seventy one per cent of the Foundation’s annual donors responded during the final four months of the year. We wish to thank these Brothers who answered the call to be ALL IN. Please check out our
Annual Report on the web site. Your donations allowed our decision, as Trustees, to invest in our Fraternity and the future.
At our last meeting, we approved that investment by putting back into the budget grants worth $25,000 for Fraternity educational uses. Here is what is being done with all of your generous gifts.
Scholarships and Grants that the Foundation offers annually, which were on the chopping block, were fully funded this year.
The Foundation was able to restore funding of the Winter Conclave, which provides direct support to the leaders of the Chapters.
Convention/Leadership School this summer will be partially funded with this money in the form of an educational grant.
The Fraternity and the Foundation have decided to partner together and provide an online interactive course for all members.
We have teamed up with E-Concepts, Inc., which will offer an educational program that will allow all undergraduates to take an online “No 2 Hazing” course and test on what hazing is and can be. Hazing is a huge problem of society from high school through college. We are going to conduct a trial of this program for the next two years. We believe that as fraternity men, education of our members is an investment well worth making.
The National Fraternity provides educational training during Consultant visitations. This qualifies for grants under our Educational Staff Grant Program.
The five items above help show the good works of the Foundation. We are using your donations to continue “Cultivating Men
of Word and Deed.”
At this time I am again asking you to be ALL IN, to contribute what you can afford. For some Brothers $10 is ALL IN; for others, $5000 or more could be. We are in the final stages of revamping our planned giving tools on our website www.AXPEF@alphachirho.org. Remembering the Foundation in your will or establishing a charitable trust that provides you with a guaranteed income and a tax deduction could be your ALL IN. You may have contributed every year or are considering your first gift, but remember your roots are in Alpha Chi Rho; and being ALL IN helps us support and perpetuate our Order.
My goal is to increase the number of Brothers that support our organization each and every year. I believe that fraternity done right builds men of Character, Honor and Integrity.
In the Bond,
Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation
P.S. I trust you believe in the fraternity experience and will join me by being ALL IN. Click here to join.