Gary DelPiano, Sigma Phi’77
New things are happening:
Colin Rochester Memorial Scholarship, the first new scholarship I can remember in quite some time, has been funded by Shelly Emmer, the mother of the late Colin Rochester (Eta Chi Phi ’08) and the Brothers of the NYIT Chapter.
Younger donors (resident Brothers and young graduates) have decided to give to the RB Stewart Day of Giving over the past 2 years.
The Foundation’s commitment to help the Fraternity has increased this year, supporting more staff and volunteers.
Educational programs are most important and the new spring “Indeed Institute” for resident Brothers, and the “Crow Coaches” education for support of the Chapters, are top on our list of funding opportunities.
The 2017 Annual Report is online. Go to our web site to view it or contact us to request a print copy.
Our goals for the future:
June 22-24, 2018 we are meeting as a committee of Foundation and Fraternity men to make a plan of action for both companies, to assure our future for the next 125 years.
Plans for more scholarships are in the works, but need funding.
Yearly $500 book scholarships are on my agenda, one for each Chapter for their freshman recruitment work, to stress to potential new members that AXP is educationally driven.
More volunteers are needed to keep our momentum moving forward, and we will continue to look for these individuals.
As you can see, the Foundation is on the move and we plan on keeping up the momentum. We are glad you are interested in what is going on and that you continue to support our goals.
GROW CROW INITIATIVE
Ken Chapel, Pi Phi ’91, National Fraternity President
We have been very busy on the Fraternity side by focusing much of our efforts on expansion since August of 2016. A successful formula of expansion includes having trained volunteers, alumni financing and school support. It is especially humbling to see how Graduate members are stepping up and doing a fantastic job. Currently, we are slated as follows:
• Rutgers University – Camden (Alpha Phi Eta), Chartered 4/28/2018
• Miami University of Ohio Colony, Charter Installation 12/2018
• Towson University (Phi Xi Chi), Recolonizing Fall 2018
• West Chester University (Phi Nu Chi), Recolonization Spring 2019
• Coastal Carolina University, Colonization Fall 2019
• George Mason University (Gamma Chi Phi), Recolonization Fall 2019
• Longwood University (Phi Theta Chi), final presentation in Sept 2018
About a year ago, we implemented the Crow Coach Program, a graduate member volunteer program aimed at mentoring our Chapters on the lifeblood of our organization, recruitment strategies and financial sustainability. To a large extent, we needed a better business model designed to give consistent support to our 31 Chapters and Colonies in terms of quantity and quality of time. We still have Leadership Consultants, but in the past year we have needed to shift their role to expansion efforts. This is because many schools now expect an expanding Greek organization to have a full-time staff member on site for upwards of a full academic year.
Another great addition for our Chapters is that Nicolas Hewgley is now stationed at HQ as our Director of Communication and Development. In addition to supporting our Chapter needs by managing the Coach visits and communications, Nick spearheads the support of our No2Hazing and It’s On Us programming.
The National Housing Corporation is headed by Brother Victor Ramos, Phi Lambda ’91, who has volunteered his talents to help restore our properties to be competitive and profitable. Currently, Alpha Phi at Purdue has ongoing improvements and Phi Epsilon at Syracuse is under a complete $1.9M rebuild. The houses at Phi Kappa and Phi Lambda are slated to be rented out to other Fraternities, but we are well positioned to be profitable allowing for future improvements of the properties. A special thank you to Jeff Turco, Judson West, John Wesche, Jay Anhorn and many more for their talented contributions to this effort!
Lastly, The North American Interfraternity Conference has required all of its member organizations to have greater transparency into our Health and Safety policies, as well as a Good Samaritan Policy. This is actually causing pause to all of our policies because they are outdated and need to either have “more teeth” or they need to better articulate their message. We are currently drafting up new policies and to find out more, you can visit: http://nicindy.org/about/standards/health-and-safe…
2017 Annual Report
Click the photo above to view the latest annual report. All donors who gave in 2017 received a printed copy. If you would like a print copy mailed to you, contact HQ at 732-988-0588.
All donors are invited to attend the next AXPEF Trustee Meeting.
Sat. Sept 29, 2018 @ 11:00AM
131 College Place
Call 732-988-0588 for details and to RSVP. Come see the newly renovated house thanks to the loyal Phi Epsilon graduate Brothers, AXPEF and friends.
SAVE THE DATE
105TH NATIONAL CONVENTION
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL
This is the kick-off to our 125th anniversary celebration – our Quasquicentennial!
In additional to our ritual Convention sessions and Council elections, we will be hosting 14 of the 16 Past National Presidents for a talk-show style program, induction of donors into our Lifetime Giving Societies, graduate Chapter receptions and social excursions for families and friends.
Rooms are available now to reserve for only $119/night and extend a three days before and after the Convention dates. Call (888) 233-9527 and mention “Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity” for the discounted rate.
Early bird registration will open later this summer. Stay tuned for details on special guests and programs to be available to all attendees.