Again in 2013, alumni of the Beta Omicron chapter were among the biggest supporters of the educational efforts of the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation. Of 231 total chapters, Beta Omicron was ranked 4th in total contributions. Alumni members of the NSU Chapter have been among the most giving for the past several years. Twelve alumni contributed $27,166 in support of educational initiatives of the Foundation in 2012.
The Pi Kappa Phi Foundation works to connect the charitable intentions of Pi Kappa Phi alumni and friends with the desire of today’s student members to have a memorable and valuable undergraduate Pi Kappa Phi experience.
Each year, the Foundation makes an educational grant to the fraternity which it uses to help offset the costs of its educational programs. In addition, the Foundation also recognizes a handful of students each year with a number of merit based scholarships. Most notably of these is the Foundation’s Pi Kapp Scholars program through which seven students are annually identified with Pi Kappa Phi’s highest (and longest running) academic award.
The story of the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation is an evolving narrative that is underpinned by a time-tested fraternal axiom: that one brother, with heart and dedication, can make a lasting difference on Pi Kappa Phi.
Pi Kappa Phi Foundation chairman Nathan Hightower said the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation posted the largest annual fund effort in more than 12 years in terms of total dollars raised. Also, the Foundation contributed an all-time record of $251,371 to the fraternity and its students through various grant channels in 2012. “This number is of great important to the Foundation because this is where we work to connect your charitable gifts with the desire of today’s Pi Kappa Phi students to have a memorable and enhanced fraternity experience,” Hightower said.
Beta Omicron alumni making contributions to the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation in 2012 include:
- David D. Morgan, Sr.
- Michael Allain
- Jack P. McCain, Jr.
- Wesley Breeden
- John W. Parish, Jr.
- Lane Luckie
- Logan Nolan
- John Oden
- Wil Adams
- Nick Breaux
- Robert G. Crew
- Shannon McCauley
If you are interested in learning more about making a tax-deductible contribution, visit https://secure.pikapp.org/donate/founaa/sponsor.cfm or call toll-free (800) 929-1904.
[Information and portions of this article taken from Star and Lamp Magazine and www.pikapp.org]