Phi Kappa Psi - University of Texas

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Texas Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at the University of Texas

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Summer 2015 TEXAS ALPHA ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN TO CONSTRUCT NEW CHAPTER HOUSE Initial Supporters Contribute $6.4 Million toward $8 Million Fundraising Goal F or more than a century, Phi Kappa Psi has been an important part of the University of Texas community. Since our founding in 1904, our fraternity has positively shaped the lives of thousands of young men. Phi Psi has impacted us all in some way by influencing what we studied, who we dated, what we became, and by giving us brothers in college who are still our brothers today. Those of us who enjoyed the brotherhood and camaraderie of Phi Kappa Psi will forever owe a debt of gratitude for that unique experience. It is now time to pay it forward. DUE DILIGENCE For the past three years, a group of alumni has been working diligently to develop a comprehensive plan for a future chapter house. Providing the active Phi Psi members with a home that is a modern, safe, and comfortable place to live will make them a leader amongst other fraternities. Creating spaces that support the social and academic goals of the chapter will help hundreds of undergraduates become better students, brothers, and men. The design also takes into account that the chapter house is the gathering point for many alumni and friends during football season, and creates spaces and facilities to accommodate alumni, active members, parents and rushees at such events. FUNDING THE VISION The Texas Alpha to the Top capital campaign will define the next 100 years for Phi Psi at the University of Texas by raising $8 million to fund the project without any long-term debt. We have secured the land and townhomes at 2501 Nueces Street (one block from Guadalupe and 24th). With alumni support, we will renovate the recently built Honors Townhomes, which will become the East Building, and construct a 26,600-square-foot Main Chapter House West Building. Our new facility will surely be the flagship of all fraternity houses on the U.T. campus, but it is going to take all of us joining in this great effort to ensure success. STRONG EARLY SUPPORT Phi Psi at Texas is a special place. For me, it was a place that helped me develop leadership skills, friendships and connections that ultimately defined my life. It is with pride that I am able to tell you that early commitments to our campaign from dedicated alumni and active members total more than $6.4 million. It truly is special when more than 80% of the campaign goal has already been reached! We still have a long way to go, but with your help we can get there. We now seek additional significant support from loyal brothers, such as you, to reach our $8 million goal. ACHIEVING TEXAS ALPHA'S GOALS This campaign will support a construction project that will be ambitious and historic. Our plan includes a subterranean parking garage, a state- of-the-art kitchen and dining room, a welcoming room for speakers and guests, an ample courtyard, a sports court and much more. This is a building specifically designed around the ideals and needs of the chapter. In the coming weeks, you will receive more information detailing the project and the ways in which you can assist in our efforts. I hope you will join the growing list of loyal supporters who have already committed to the campaign. We are now given the opportunity to be part of a once-in-a- lifetime capital campaign and project. I hope you consider what Phi Psi has meant to you—and importantly, what it can mean to future students at the University of Texas—and answer the call. In the Bond, Kelly E. Fish '77 Campaign Chairman/President, Texas Alpha House Board, Inc. (901) 289-5492 or Texas Alpha to the Top

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