Sigma Phi Epsilon - Purdue University

Summer 2022 Newsletter

Indiana Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Purdue University

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S ummer is here, and we are nearing our initial fundraising goal of $1.75 million. So far, 184 donors—including the wonderful Nancy Friedersdorf and Nonnie Owens—have raised $1,717,088. I extend my deepest thanks to all who have brought us so far in The Campaign for Indiana Alpha — A New Beginning. Truly, the renovation of 690 Waldron would not be possible without every single one of you. As you have read previously, our Kappa Delta tenants will be moved out by next summer, and the architectural drawings are in progress with Scholer and Associates of Lafayette. All of this keeps us on track to complete the renovation by fall 2024. This chapter house will not only be a home for our members, but it will also be an invaluable recruitment tool as we restore our membership numbers from years past. In the meantime, summer recruitment has been a boon to our chapter of 26 members and counting! (Read the construction report on page 6 for more project details.) Based on our timeline, plus the recent inflation and supply chain challenges, it's crucial that we not settle for inching toward the goal line but instead make a combined push for the $2 million stretch goal. Here are the three initiatives we've begun to make that happen: From the heart A PUBLICATION FOR ALUMNI OF INDIANA ALPHA t SIGMA PHI EPSILON t SUMMER 2022 PURDUESIGEP.ORG Faith in Our Brotherhood Indiana Alpha Strives to Finish 2022 Strong Achieving our $2 million goal will allow us to reach all of our objectives. Not just a renovation, but a house that will make our new brothers and all alumni proud. It will be a statement of our commitment, and the status and longevity of SigEp at Purdue. On page 6 you will see an update from Dave Andrews '79 and the renovation committee. The scope of the renovation is significant, and major expenditures for architectural drawings have been made. As noted, our brotherhood numbers are growing and we now have critical mass to accelerate brother recruitment. We also are on track to achieve our fundraising goal. There is no doubt our brothers will be moving into the renovated 690 Waldron in the fall of 2024. All of this underscores our need for your donations to ensure we hit our $2 million goal. It is an investment that ensures SigEp will be at Purdue for generations to come. You can review project details and make or update your pledge at Our undergraduates and alumni continue their hard work, which you'll continue to see in newsletters and other updates. Indiana Alpha will be ready to move back in to 690 Waldron in fall 2024, and your continued support will help us create the best version of that bright future. Thank you for believing in Indiana Alpha! Fraternally, Jim Mosch '80 Campaign Chairman | (711) 487-1181 Mom Nonnie Challenge To honor our beloved housemother and her generous donation, we challenge the many brothers from Mom Nonnie's years of service (1992-2004) to raise $50,000 to name the House Directors Suite in her honor. Naming Rights Want to be part of our legacy in the new and improved 690 Waldon? Naming rights are available for various areas and rooms in the house; your name could be on a designated plaque! To view the options and donation guidelines, visit and select "Naming Rights" under the "Capital Campaign" tab. One More Donor Challenge We ask all our current donors to reach out to at least one brother in their circles and encourage them to donate. If we can grow our donor count to 300 (20% of active alumni), we will be on track to reach our $2 million stretch goal.

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