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Fall 2016 Newsletter

Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Virginia

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Psi Chapter: Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Virginia • Fall 2016 (Left) Generations of Psi Brothers attend groundbreaking for Chapter House expansion. (Right) Consul Conor Kelly '17 and House Corporation President Jim Moore '68 on construction site. CHAPTER HOUSE IS UNDERWAY Alumni Support Needed for Remaining $500,000 to Complete Fundraising Goal A s we go to press for this edition of the Constantine Sig, I am pleased to report great progress with the renovation of your Psi of Sigma Chi Chapter House. When completed later this fall, we will have a new Chapter Room and a new multi-purpose entertainment space to serve our Active and Alumni Brothers. Thanks to the untiring work of our contractor and Brother Bret Holden '83, construction work has progressed at a steady rate since our groundbreaking in May 2016. Special thanks also goes to Mike Christian '77, who is providing essential building materials for this project through his company, Massey Builders Supply. If you have had a chance to visit 608 Preston Place this fall, you know that the new building is "out of the ground" and its first floor framing is underway. In addition, a separate bathroom facility, for the exclusive use of the new addition, is being installed in the basement of our existing Chapter House, and the joists under the living room and former dining room have been reinforced and strengthened. A new electric service for the existing house has been installed, and a new laundry facility has been built in the Chapter House basement. As the accompanying photos illustrate, the dream of renovating and enlarging our venerable Chapter House is quickly becoming a reality! I also want to report that we have made great progress with our "Honoring Our Past, Building our Future" Capital Campaign to provide the funding for our work. We are extremely thankful for the response of the 206 generous donors who have contributed just over $1.5 million dollars. However, support from every Psi Brother will be needed if we are going to raise the remaining $500,000 to reach our two million dollar fundraising goal. To date, participation by Psi Alumni, in support of our Capital Campaign, is at 19%, while the average Greek fundraising Capital Campaign has 25% participation. The finish line for this first phase of the total renovation and modernization of 608 Preston Place is in sight, as we plan to formally dedicate the new Chapter Room in December 2016. However, in order to get there, we need the help of all Psi Brothers in a collaborative effort reaching across all generations to improve our participation rate. To those who have not yet made a gift, we strongly encourage your thoughtful consideration to support this project. Participation by all our Brothers is now our top priority with gifts at all levels of generosity greatly appreciated. (Continued on page 3) The foundation for the Chapter House addition.

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