Sigma Chi - University of Virginia

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Virginia

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Sigma Chi Announces Two Million Dollar Capital Campaign Plans to Renovate Chapter House Underway, More Than One Million Dollars Committed Psi Chapter: Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future W hen we look back at important times in our undergraduate years at the University of Virginia, we, the Brothers of Psi Chapter, can clearly see how our own Sigma Chi experience helped shape who we are today. We are thankful for our close friendships with our Brothers, for the leadership development that helped us become successful members of our community, and for the chance to learn the value of giving back to those less fortunate than ourselves. We all still remember the great times we had together and the memories they created. Our Chapter House at 608 Preston Place was built in the mid-1930s. It has been part of Psi's legacy for sixty-five years, and it now has reached its useful end. While we continue to recruit and attract the top men at the University of Virginia, it is important that our House stays competitive with the facilities other fraternities are offering. Since the safety of our youngest Brothers should always be our top priority, it is time we provide them a safe and well-functioning home. Given these immediate needs, the Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi House Corporation and the Psi Chapter undergraduates are proud to announce the Psi Chapter: Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future Capital Campaign to secure our continued success at the University of Virginia for decades to come. Through careful study, assessment, and planning, it was determined a two million dollar renovation and expansion of our Chapter House was the most cost-effective option to ensure that 608 Preston Place continues to meet the needs of today's undergraduate Brothers. The Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi House Corporation voted to approve the official launch of the Capital Campaign at their March 21, 2015 meeting in Charlottesville. Early commitments from ninety-one generous Alumni, Actives, and Friends of Psi total more than one million dollars. This is a great start, but we need everyone's help to reach our campaign goal of two million dollars. This is the time to remember your Psi experience. This is the time to think about how your life was made better by the fellowship shared with your Psi Brothers. This is the time to ensure that the lifelong bonds of Sigma Chi Brotherhood can be enjoyed by future generations of Psis. More than ever, we need your help to reach our goals. In the updated Psi Chapter House, we will provide a modernized facility that will create, for the Active Brothers, a safe home away from home and, for the Alumni Brothers, a home they can proudly come back to. To realize this dream, a Charlottesville architecture firm, Mitchell/Matthews, has been contracted to complete the project. Among many changes, the following deserve special notice: • Increased total square footage from 6,587 to 11,642. • New addition with dedicated social and activity space to include a Chapter room and multi- purpose space with rear-facing outdoor terrace. • Bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate 20 to 24 Brothers. • All new HVAC and energy-efficient design. • Completely renovated main house with new dining and kitchen facilities. In the coming weeks, you will receive additional information detailing the project, the campaign, and the ways in which you can help. We will be honored to have you join our growing list of loyal supporters who are leaving their legacy by providing for future generations of our Brotherhood. Thank you for your loyalty, consideration, and support of Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi. In Hoc, Steve Herbert '68 Campaign Co-Chairman (757) 630-8184 Bret Holden '83 Campaign Co-Chairman (804) 929-3936 Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Virginia • Summer 2015 See an invitation to Homecoming Weekend from the House Corporation on page 4!

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