Pi Kappa Alpha - Purdue University

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Beta Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Purdue University

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inside: Thank You, Generous Beta Phi Brothers 2 Still Searching for Lost Chapter Composites 2 Alumnus Spotlight 3 Mark Your Calendar 4 spring 2020 Candlelight Beta Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha • Purdue University Published by the Beta Phi Foundation 99 Y ear s at Pur d u e The Power of Paying It Forward Alumni Donations Allow Beta Phi Foundation to Create New Opportunities for Brothers S orrowful and difficult circumstances can sometimes inspire a wave of thoughtfulness and generosity. Since our last publication, our Beta Phi family has experienced two such notable occasions. We recently lost Charlotte Hetrick, wife of Charlie Hetrick '63. Charlie is one of the founding fathers of the Beta Phi Foundation, and he remains an integral part of our regular meetings and other events. The Foundation, with the approval of Charlie and his family, are announcing the creation of the Charles & Charlotte Hetrick Scholarship. Many of us brothers truly understand that without the support of our wives and family, we would not be able to dedicate our time to the Chapter. Charlotte was no exception. She was supportive of Charlie and the time he has devoted to Beta Phi. This scholarship is now fully funded and will be self-funded and perpetual, and it will be awarded for the first time during our reunion on October 10, 2020. In recognition of Charlie's character and Charlotte's support, the scholarship will be awarded to a member living in the house who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the internal operations of the Chapter through financial management, risk management, and facility management. We are honored and delighted to know that Charlie will be with us to award this scholarship this fall. Recently, the Beta Phi Foundation had been planning to announce a fundraising campaign to fully fund our Chapter's tutoring program. Since the advent of the tutoring program, more than 10 years ago, our Chapter GPA has risen from 2.65 to over 3.10 and has remained above 3.0 for the last several semesters. It is our intent to fully endow that program so it will be fully funded and perpetual. We believe it would require $140,000 to make that a reality. Another example of Beta Phi thoughtfulness and generosity arrived in March with the notification that Brother Charles Glasgow '48 had passed away. Brother Glasgow, through his wife, Johanna, and his estate, has generously donated $80,000 to the Beta Phi Foundation. In conjunction with this lead donation, we are kicking off a campaign to fully endow the tutoring program. Our goal is to achieve this objective by the fall semester of 2022, marking our 100-year anniversary celebration. The foundation board approaches such campaigns with a cautious optimism, especially following the recent alumni generosity toward our Chapter capital campaign. However, with the catalyst of Charles' generosity, we are ready to take on the challenge with 57% of our endowment goal achieved. We issue our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Hetrick and Glasgow families, and we are truly humbled by their generosity. The Beta Phi Foundation has always done everything possible to be wise stewards of the contributions and resources entrusted to us—and will continue to do so. A contribution to the Beta Phi Foundation, in support of endowing the Chapter tutoring program, would be tax deductible since the foundation has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt IRS status. As you consider your personal philanthropy, we ask you to consider joining the Hetricks and Glasgows in supporting our outstanding undergraduates. Make October l0 a date to join us at the Beta Phi Chapter House, and if you're unable join us this year or next, please target the fall of 2022 for the 100-year anniversary. In the Bonds, Joe Conti '85 President, Beta Phi Foundation joe.conti@construcks.com | (715) 498-4498 Tutoring Program Endowment Campaign Status As of April 16, 2020 Will you help us raise the remaining $60,000 by Beta Phi's centennial in 2022? *Estate donation from Johanna Glasgow on behalf of the late Charles Glasgow '48 Total Contributed: $80,000* Campaign Goal: $140,000 Percent Raised: 57%

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