Delta Chi Educational Foundation
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THE DELTA CHI EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION The KnighT erranT Fall 2016 ALUMNI GIVING STRENGTHENS DELTA CHI'S STRATEGIC VISION I t has been a fabulous year for Delta Chi and The Delta Chi Educational Foundation. On the heels of celebrating Delta Chi's 125th anniversary, we experienced another great "A"s' Academy, our 60th International Convention, and the announcement of the Fraternity's strategic planning initiatives. Your support allowed us to provide one of our largest grants to the Fraternity in support of the "A"s' Academy yet—$90,780! One hundred twenty "A"s from nearly every Delta Chi chapter attended this year's event near Dallas, learning, experiencing, and developing the skills necessary to lead our chapters in today's campus environment. Feedback from those in attendance was extremely positive. We look forward to seeing the results of this investment in the future of our Fraternity and to the next group of "A"s returning to St. Meinrad, Indiana, for the 2017 Academy. At our biennial convention in Louisville, Kentucky, more than 100 donors attended a bourbon tasting event hosted by Rod Arnold, Texas A&M '88. If you weren't there, you missed one of the best Delta Chi events I've experienced in my quarter- century as a brother. To top it off, the event raised $18,642 for the Foundation's newly launched Endowment Account. In addition to recognizing undergraduate grant and award recipients, as well as donors reaching new lifetime giving levels, the Foundation had the opportunity to honor three brothers who recently became New Founders by donating over $100,000 in their lifetime: Spence Price, Embry-Riddle '71, Ed Fusco, Embry- Riddle '73, and John Zeigler, Louisiana Tech '01. Dave Weber, Cornell '68 was also recognized as becoming a 2nd Degree New Founder with donations exceeding $250,000. While in Louisville, the Foundation hosted its second Trustee Society reception. Nearly 40 donors who support Delta Chi through annual unrestricted donations of at least $1,000 were in attendance. We'll continue to host similar events at future large Delta Chi gatherings. If you're not already a member of the Trustee Society, consider joining with an $85 monthly recurring gift. If that's too much, recurring gifts of any size are welcome. Donate now using the enclosed card, at deltachi.org/donate, or via your new MYDCHI account. The Fraternity's strategic initiatives were announced at this summer's Convention. Details can be found at deltachi.org/ strategic-plan. These initiatives acknowledge both a significant responsibility for the Fraternity's programming and services to evolve in support of the next generation of Delta Chis, and for the Foundation to provide support of these programs. Helping to launch one of these initiatives, the Foundation has already approved grants in excess of $35,000 for Delta Chi's new Emerging Leaders Academy (deltachi.org/ela). Men identified as future leaders will be invited to this special program to be held at Cornell University in 2017. Watch for more news about the Emerging Leaders Academy and how you can get involved with Delta Chi's initiatives. Thank you for your support as I begin another term as chairman of the Foundation. And thank you for your continued generosity as we "assist in the acquisition of a sound education." Fraternally, Jim Marascio, Bryant '93 President and Chairman The Delta Chi Educational Foundation Undergrads had great opportunities to interact, have fun, and learn from each other during a 2016 Convention event. Connor Appel, Beaufort '17, helping shape the future of his chapter by setting goals during a leadership retreat. Use the enclosed form to make your contribution now.