Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Michigan State University

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Michigan Gamma Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Michigan State University

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A New Chapter in Michigan Gamma's Legacy R e a l i z i n g t h e B i l l F i s c u s Vi s i o n Michigan Gamma Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon • Michigan State University • Spring 2017 M I C H I GAN GA M M A • 90 TH ANN I VE R S A R Y • 1927 -20 1 7 • M I C H I GAN G A MM A • 9 0 T H A N N I V E R S ARY • 1 927 -2 0 17 • LEAVE YOUR LEGACY AT MICHIGAN GAMMA Alumni Contributions Support the Future of ΣAE at Michigan State A fter the unexpected obstacles Michigan Gamma faced, the undergraduates moved into their new chapter house on January 13. Although the construction delays were not ideal, the active brothers handled the situation positively. Brothers have adjusted well, and are settling into the new house beautifully. For the campaign board, knowing the undergraduate members are living where they belong has offered a sense of relief and also fueled our motivation to reach our $1 million campaign goal. To date, the New Chapter in Michigan Gamma's Legacy, Realizing the Bill Fiscus Vision campaign has raised $734,586 in pledges from 145 generous donors. These gifts have provided a state-of-the-art facility for our collegiate brothers and will help us recruit the best and brightest new members at Michigan State. PAVING THE WAY FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOW During our undergraduate years in Michigan Gamma, we were instilled with the values of ΣAE and shared in the fraternity's creed and mission. As the active members of Michigan Gamma develop the leadership, scholarship, service, and social skills that we learned during our own years as undergraduates, it is important to rekindle those valuable lessons and utilize them as alumni. It is our duty as Sigma Alpha Epsilon alumni to represent the True Gentleman foundation we were given as undergraduates and continue to pave a path of excellence for brothers of the future. COMMIT TO MICHIGAN GAMMA TODAY If you have been waiting to make a commitment, now is the time. Please remember that all donors pledging $2,500 or more will have their names inscribed on a plaque prominently displayed in the chapter house. We hope you will join your brothers to help build for the next generation of Michigan Gamma. We know that each brother has the capacity to create positive change in himself, in the chapter, and in the fraternity. $41.67 PER MONTH We chose to take on this capital campaign because the updates to the chapter house were vital to Michigan Gamma's future at Michigan State. We must raise an additional $265,414 to reach our $1 million goal. If 106 more brothers could commit to pledging $2,500 over a period of five years, we would achieve this goal, as well as boost our campaign participation to 22 percent! A pledge of $2,500 is more affordable than you may initially think. Broken into monthly payments, this comes to only $41.67 a month, or just $1.38 per day. Payment can be effortless though our online giving form. Set up your recurring monthly contribution at and mark MIGA CAF in the comments section. If you have already given, thank you for your contribution. If you have a question on how to give or want to learn more about Michigan Gamma's project, please contact us. We hope to see you at our chapter house dedication this fall. Again, on behalf of all ΣΑΕ brothers—past, present, and future—thank you for your interest in and support of our fraternity. Phi Alpha, Greg Somers '98 Michigan Gamma Alumni Association President (773) 590-1056 / Bob "Buck" Leich '61 (248) 851-0510 / Bill A. Mitchell '60 (508) 327-6639 / Brothers moved into the renovated chapter house on January 13. Michigan Gamma Celebrates 90 Years September 8-10 A lumni, mark your calendars for the 90th anniversary of Michigan Gamma and the house dedication of our home at 342 North Harrison Avenue. Join us as we dedicate and rename our chapter house as The William "Bill" Fiscus Memorial Lodge. More event information will be available as we finalize the event schedule. Friday, September 8 8:00 a.m. Alumni Golf Outing at Hawk Hollow Golf Course 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tours of the chapter house 7:30 p.m. Alumni Dinner at the chapter house Saturday, September 9 8:00 a.m. Tailgate and house tours at the chapter house TBD Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (based on kickoff time) 6:00 p.m. 90th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the chapter house with Silent and Live Auction

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