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Fall 2015 Newsletter

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The KnighT erranT Page 2 Rechartering at Texas Sparks Lifelong Delta Chi Commitment A fter going through traditional recruitment at the University of Texas, Frank Bradley, Texas '89, didn't find a fraternity that was the right fit. A week into the school year, he received a postcard from Delta Chi. They were working to recolonize the Texas Chapter, which had been founded in 1907. Nearly 100 people attended the first meeting and, ultimately, the chapter was rechartered in January 1990 with about 45 members. "Being a part of the rechartering process was an opportunity to start something from scratch—truly a blank slate that we could take advantage of. It was a great deal of work and commitment, but if we didn't do it, no one would. The situation thrust me into a leadership role, giving me the opportunity to serve as house manager, "D," and eventually "B." It was good for me to have that type of responsibility so early on in life, and in the process, I met a lot of interesting people who are still my closest friends." That early immersion in Delta Chi has kept Frank involved over the years. He has served on his chapter's Alumni Board of Trustees and on the Housing Corporation for a number of years. He remains engaged in the happenings of his chapter, consistently supporting the organization. "When I look back and think about what I got out of my Delta Chi experience, I can see it has had a significant influence on my life. I want to perpetuate that same experience going forward." "I've been lucky enough to give to both the Delta Chi Educational Foundation and my chapter. The Foundation has an important purpose and they have been responsible with the funds they have been given, supporting the Fraternity and continuing a brotherhood for those who will be Delta Chis in the future." Professionally, Frank just had his 23rd anniversary as an attorney. He is a partner with Greenberg Traurig in Houston, Texas, where he is a transactional attorney specializing in banking and finance as well as oil and gas. Outside of work, Frank and his wife, Mary, keep busy with their two daughters' school activities. He enjoys making time for travel, including a trip with fraternity brothers this fall to see the Longhorns play at Notre Dame. D id you know employers around the country create giving programs that will match their employees' charitable contributions? Could your company be one of them? Each year, billions of dollars are forfeited when employees miss the opportunity to take advantage of their company's matching gift program. The powerful tool of a matching gift means that your contribution is multiplied with minimal effort on your part. Lyle Sprinkle, Georgia Tech '96, shares his experience discovering a matching program. "I had never given at a level where I felt like I had enough to go through the effort of making a matching gift, but when my chapter started a capital campaign, I began to look into having my gift matched. It was incredibly easy—just filled out two halves of two sheets of paper, and matches as low as $250 were supported. It was eye opening." "The matching gift program helps you do more," continues Lyle. "Your company already trusts you to make good decisions in the office and this means your influence extends further. It's a magnifying glass that lets you influence organizations or goodness in the world." For John Ziegler, Louisiana Tech '01, a matching gift allowed him to make a larger impact at Delta Chi. "Delta Chi brought me out of my shell, helped me gain leadership experience, and meet friends. Now I'm able to double the amount I give to the Foundation and I've even been able to achieve a higher recognition level twice as quickly. There are many companies out there that have these programs. If your company doesn't, do a little bit of homework on what it would take to get a matching program set up." Check with your employer today to see if your gift to Delta Chi could go even further through a company matching program. FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF President Chairman of the Board James M. Marascio, Bryant '93 Vice President Donald E. LaPlante, Southern California Secretary Lyle E. Sprinkle, Georgia Tech '96 Treasurer Rod Arnold, Texas A&M '88 Executive Committee Members Steven R. Michels, Marquette '87 John G. Tunila, Connecticut '81 Directors Lee P. Berlin, Cornell '58 Michael L. Carroll, Auburn '71 Ratheen C. Damle, Texas '01 Bobby L. Dewrell, Troy State '92 Robert Hendershot, Purdue '72 J. Don Turk, Florida '68 Patrick F. Weber, Oklahoma '87 Chad M. Wolett, Arizona State '94 John S. Ziegler Jr., Louisiana Tech '01 Staff Chief Administrative Officer Justin P. Sherman, Central Missouri '08 (319) 337-4811 Chief Development Officer Michael A. Martinez, Michigan State '82 (312) 340-7777 Project Manager Christian A. Wargo, Case Western Reserve '13 (319) 337-4811 Headquarters Office Staff Claudia Jansenius (319) 337-4811 MaxiMize Your GivinG throuGh eMpLoYer Matches

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