This is the first time Chi Phi has ever truly embraced a Capital Campaign.   It needs to be successful.   It needs to be successful not only to further the mission and goals of the organization, but to keep up with what other fraternities are doing in providing leadership development and scholarship opportunities to their members.   Overall, we are a little bit behind the curve of what other ones are doing and definitely behind where we should be.   Thus, this campaign is huge, if not critical, for the future of Chi Phi.   It is my hope that coming semi-public with a substantial gift will encourage others to take notice and to think about how important Chi Phi was in their life and how good of an organization it is.    Hopefully, each member that happens to read my comments will step forward and give what they can to make us better.