Since his initiation into the Alpha Zeta Chapter at the University of West Georgia in 1982, Christopher J. Shuler has been a tireless supporter of the Chi Phi Fraternity.
A long-time volunteer, contributor and Gladfelter Circle member, Shuler and his wife, Laura, recently made a substantial long-term commitment through a combination of outright and planned giving vehicles. In total, the Shuler Family intends to donate $250,000 to Chi Phi to support the educational activities of the Educational Trust and his Alpha Zeta Chapter.
“I had a fantastic experience as an undergrad thanks to the University of West Georgia and the leadership opportunities I found in Chi Phi,” explained Shuler. “The things I learned and the friendships I made have stuck with me over the years, so it seems only natural to give something back. When my wife and I embarked on our estate planning, we decided that donating to Chi Phi would be a great thing to do. If we can help future students receive the same positive experiences that I did, that’s payback in itself.”
As President and CEO of Vital Solutions, Inc., Shuler runs one of the nation’s largest accounts receivable companies.
Before founding Vital Solutions, Shuler obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of West Georgia and served as his chapter’s Alpha, Beta, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta and Rush Chairman.
After graduating, Shuler began working for the Chi Phi National Headquarters as a Chapter Leadership Consultant, Assistant National Director and as Executive Consultant to the Educational Trust. As a volunteer, he has held the positions of Treasurer and President of the Alpha Zeta House Association.
Over the years, Shuler has served Chi Phi in a variety of ways, including: Alpha of Congress, Archives Coordinator for the Grand Council (2003-2005), Grand Delta (2005-2007) and as a Trustee of the Educational Trust. Shuler currently serves as Chairman of the Trust.