Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Purdue University

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Indiana Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Purdue University

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D ue to the generous support of our brothers and friends, we are set to begin construction on our project this summer. To date, we have raised more than $2.29 million from more than 115 alumni. We are very proud of everyone who has stepped up to support this campaign in its early stages; thank you! However, we still have work to do for our fundraising campaign. To ensure project completion and future success, we must finish the job and secure the full funding for our capital campaign. Construction Plans and Timing We've been working hard to finalize the construction plans with our architects and project managers. All bids from subcontractors will be in hand by the end of March so that we can start work to finish the project as shown in the rendering above. We're really excited for the new structure and we hope you are too. On April 29, we are holding our Annual Alumni Gala. Be sure to join us. It will be the last time you are able to stop by the old house before it gets completely renovated, and it will be a great time to get together as brothers and friends. Construction starts as soon as the undergraduates are finished with classes and finals. Some exciting news is we are planning to purchase the residential property on 424 Littleton Street, which is adjacent to our driveway—this lot hasn't been available for at least 50 years. This will give us extra room for parking, which is desperately needed. It is a 2/3 acre lot with a 3,200-square-foot house. There are many options to expand parking and resolve driveway easement conflict with this purchase. More than 30 brothers use Quincy Street parking, which West Lafayette officials have already tried to ban. However, with this pending purchase, our project cost has gone up by $325,000. This is an excellent opportunity and one we absolutely need to take advantage of. But now we need your support more than ever. Project Essential for Success Numerous fraternities at Purdue have completed similar renovations or are in the midst of capital campaigns. Unfortunately, we are lagging behind in comparison in our fundraising. Fraternities such as Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi, and FarmHouse have surpassed us in fundraising. Renovating our worn out house both provides the required facility updates and will position SAE to continue leading at Purdue. When completed, we will have an excellent facility worthy of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon name and we will be able to continue attracting and retaining quality individuals. Continued Support Needed We want to make sure our chapter stays strong. We know that you want to see this as well. In order to keep up with rising construction costs, we need to reach our campaign goal. Reaching our $5 million goal will significantly help in keeping our debt at a manageable level. Doing so allows the chapter to remain competitive with room and board and allows for a first-rate house to recruit the best and brightest. The anticipation from our undergraduates for the Construction Begins This Summer Gifts Still Needed to Ensure Project Success The Spring 2017 A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE - The Campaign for Indiana Beta Lion's TaLe Campaign StatuS at-a-glanCe As of March 7, 2017 $5 million FundraiSing goal $2,292,109 in ContributionS 119 pledgeS to date Want to make your gift online? Visit to make your gift or pledge online today! (Continued on page 2)

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