Alpha Delta Phi - University of Washington

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Pacific Northwest Alumni of Alpha Delta Phi at the University of Washington

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Washington Alpha Delt e A PUBLICATION OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ALUMNI OF ALPHA DELTA PHI • FALL 2020 Built to Last Campaign Launched to Put Finishing Touches on the Project A fter many years dreaming, planning, designing, and fundraising, the building permits have been issued, bank financing closed, demolition completed, and reconstruction and renovation of our stately Chapter House is now happening. When the Many Hands, One Heart campaign was first conceived and launched, it was with the intent to enable the Washington Chapter to become the preeminent fraternity on the West Coast. To help with this goal, we hired Pennington & Company, the recognized national leader in assisting fraternities and sororities engage in fundraising. To the best of Pennington's knowledge, our campaign is the single largest capital campaign (conducted by P&C or otherwise) in terms of total capital raised by any fraternity or sorority in the Pac-12 Conference. (Continued on page 3) T he following is an opportunity to thank some key Board members and other Alumni for their tireless commitment to the capital campaign. Early on, the Board and Undergraduates defined the vision of the project as: designs for improved living conditions, fostering undergraduate leadership and character, encouraging high academic standards, sustaining our literary tradition, and supporting sound societal and social development. In short, nurturing the reasons we exist. The Many Hands, One Heart Capital Campaign was launched. We produced bi-annual newsletters explaining the vision and featuring both Alumni and Undergraduate activities at the chapter. A feasibility study was conducted assessing our capacity to raise the funds needed to complete the project. Our co-campaign chairmen are Kirk Johnson '82 and Bob Davis. They gave personal time and financial commitments while seeking out large donations from prominent Alumni. In the final push to obtain our bank loan, it became evident that: Without their efforts, the whole project would have been seriously delayed and threatened. Thank you, Bob and Kirk! The week to week Campaign Committee was led by Bob Davis '92 and Bob Gilbert '81. A host of Board members and other Alumni participated in this effort. Thanks to all of you! The Building Committee was headed by Steve Loyd '69 and Tom Chiado '86. Again, a host of Board members and volunteer Alumni pitched in. Steve and Tom led the design discussions, budget, and construction details. Tom remains on the Board and volunteers his time and expertise as our Project Manager of the project. Chad Quilici '95 is serving as the General Contractor. Thank you for your tireless commitment! The Finance Committee then operated to address temporary housing and obtaining a bank loan. Jeff MacNichols '94 for negotiated a lease at the Delta Upsilon chapter house. There were 60 Undergraduates who moved to the DU house this September. Grant Osberg '81 is serving as the Alumni level house manager. Thank you, Jeff and Grant! Mike Derr '84 led the critical effort to obtain a bank loan, with direct budget involvement by Steve Loyd, and Nate Sewell '15. The result was a $5.1 million loan with Coastal Community Bank. Brother Keith Dingfield '84 employee with the bank, helped obtain the loan. Thanks to these brothers for their amazing efforts! Simple: no loan, no project! The Undergraduates. Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit last March. The Undergraduate leadership responded phenomenally. They wrote and enforced a full virus prevention protocol. So far, we have had no viral outbreak in the Chapter. Our quality young men are exceptional. They are a testament to the value of investing in the future of this fraternity. Thanks to all of our young brothers! As president of the Alumni Board, I have personally witnessed the ties that bind our brotherhood. It is expressed by commitment of time and energy of an amazing group of volunteer Board members, key Alumni, and Undergraduates. Their range of exceptional professional expertise, experience, and outstanding character is a tribute to ADPhi at Washington. We all remain united and undaunted, working now to complete the project in support of the Built to Last fund drive. Xaipe, Alpha Delta Phi! Howard Strickler '63 President, Pacific Northwest Alumni of Alpha Delta Phi GivinG Thanks To all Many Hands, One Heart Capital Campaign Brings Success to Washington Chapter

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