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Fall 2015 Newsletter

Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Virginia

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Construction Set to Begin in Spring 2016 Broader Support Needed from Alumni Psi Chapter: Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future I t's an exciting time to be a member of the Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi! At its annual meeting in October, members of the House Corporation Board of Directors, after receiving reports from the Building Committee, the Capital Campaign Committee, and the Board treasurer, voted unanimously to begin construction on the addition and renovation of our Chapter House beginning in spring 2016. We are very grateful for the 128 Alumni who made this possible by their early financial contributions. Because of them, more than $1.2 million dollars have already been committed to the Psi Chapter: Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future Capital Campaign. We will soon begin work on the first phase of our project, which will almost double our House's square footage by constructing a much needed dedicated social and activity space directly adjacent to the existing living quarters. But there is still much to be done before our entire construction plan can be implemented, including the renovation of the primary living space of 608 Preston Place. To reach our goal, it is important to have broader support from all Psi Alumni. To date, only nine percent of Brothers have donated to the Campaign, far below the average twenty-five percent rate of Greek fundraising efforts like ours. We know that Psi Chapter is not an average fraternity…we can do better. If you have not yet donated, NOW IS THE TIME. Just fill out and return the enclosed pledge form to make your gift to the Capital Campaign. Members of the House Corporation Board are meeting again in early 2016 to finalize construction plans, and it is important the goals of our renovation project do not have to be scaled back because of a shortage of Alumni support. Remember, all pledges can be spread out over a five-year period, an option that many Psi Alumni have taken advantage of in order to stretch their gift to its full potential. If you are among the 128 Alumni who have already donated . . . thank you for your leadership. Two years ago, when discussions began about the need for building a new Chapter Room and social space, we were not sure reaching this goal would be possible. But because of you, it's happening now. To those of you who have already made your pledge, please reach out to Brothers from your class and share with them why you decided to give back to the future of our Chapter at the University of Virginia. We are going to need the support of every Psi Alumnus in order to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity a reality. 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 • Fall 2015

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