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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega - University of Nebraska-Linocln

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INSIDE: Alumnus Spotlight • 2 Another Large Pledge Class Arrives at ΑΤΩ • 3 Chapter Eternal • 4 New Members • 4 ALPHA TAU OMEGA • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN • FALL 2018 O ur campaign for Gamma Theta, Building on a Tradition of Excellence, ended August 31, 2018. Although final results are not in yet as we continue to receive pledges and donations, we would like to thank everyone who supported the cause. We officially began the campaign in September 2014, setting a lofty goal of $3.225 million. To date, we have raised nearly $2.3 million from 240 generous alumni and friends. Thank you to all who have supported the campaign. We would have not have come this far without you. Even though our formal campaign has ended, that doesn't mean our needs have been met. We still must pay off the mortgage, help with maintenance for the house, and be able to provide scholarships. Contributions can still be made online at www.ΑΤ We are looking for volunteers to serve as mentors to the undergraduates to offer guidance in their professions, career counseling, or to speak to the chapter about profession experience. Another volunteer opportunity would be to serve on the Board of Trustees or a BOT subcommittee. If interested in volunteering, please reach out to Matt Olson '02 at Moving forward, we will continue to issue semiannual A-Tau Observer newsletters, including information on the active chapter, personal alumni news, photos from alumni activities, and ways to get involved. If you have a great story about your time at 1433 R Street that you think others would like to hear, photos from recent alumni gatherings or your days as an undergraduate, or simply want to let us know what you're up to, please feel free to share with us. We welcome your suggestions. Send all information to the Nebraska Gamma Theta of Alpha Tau Omega, P.O. Box 22157, Lincoln, NE 68542. Thank you again for your support of the campaign and your ongoing support of Gamma Theta. Love and Respect, Robert Mitchell '77 Campaign Chairman Brad Tolstedt '77 Campaign Chairman Gamma Theta—Moving Forward Completion of Capital Campaign Sets the Course for the Future S trong leaders make strong chapters! Gamma Theta's first priority is to finalize the fund- raising campaign to finish the expansion and remodeling of the chapter house in Lincoln. However, the chapter house is only a building. It is the young men who occupy that building that make it Alpha Tau Omega. After the project is completed, funds will be (and are currently) needed to attract, prepare, retain, and reward the young men that occupy the house. Chapter leadership funds at the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation will bolster the significant investment in the facility by attracting top-caliber recruits, sending the young men to ΑΤΩ's leadership and character- development programs so they are prepared to lead the chapter, and rewarding chapter leadership through leadership training and scholarships to help the chapter retain its key leaders. You can give directly to Gamma Theta's leadership by going to Your gift will give more men from Gamma Theta the opportunity to attend the programs that will prepare them to be leaders in the chapter. I encourage you to look at all the programs of the National Fraternity that the foundation supports and develop an enthusiasm for that effort. Cultivate that enthusiasm by giving generously and, in the process, watch your heart grow. It is the friendships, life lessons, and brotherhood that happened inside of 1433 R Street that has mattered most in our lives and in our hearts. Founded in 1935 by a $5,000 gift from Erskine Mayo Ross, one of the founders of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for- profit organization. Alpha Tau Omega has been entrusted with an important and influential role Calling All Alumni to Support Alpha Tau Omega Foundation Teddy Murphy '16, Jake Richardson '16, Miles Morrissey '17, and Zach Lanham '16 enjoy some free time while attending the 83rd annual ΑΤΩ Congress in Orlando. (Continued on page 2)

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