In 2009 the Chi Phi Educational Trust launched the $10 Million Changing Lives Campaign. Today, over 1,700 Alumni, Actives, parents, and friends have pledged over $8 million for academics, leadership, Chapter excellence and to preserve our Heritage. In 2011, at the 146th Congress, Trust Chairman, Christopher Shuler, Alpha Zeta 1984 made the first public announcement of the campaign and Al Warrington, IV, Theta Delta 1958 pledged $1,600,000 to the historic effort.
Chi Phi has been everything in my life. It was the motivation from the Fraternity that got me started. It launched my career and was so critical. I think its important for everybody to realize how critical the Fraternity is to a young person giving them direction and guidance in life, stated Warrington when asked why he pledged his support to the campaign.
Since the 146th Congress, donors have pledged an additional $3 million to support the Changing Lives Campaign. Those gifts have come from donors in all 50 states and Washington, DC and represent 91 different Chi Phi Chapters and Colonies. Donors have funded the Alphas Academy, brought back the College of Excellence, expanded the Regional Leadership Alliances, established the Chi Phi Greek Life Museum and awarded 625 scholarships through the campaign.
The Changing Lives Campaign is about taking Chi Phi to the next level. Its about ensuring we can impact the lives of young men for generations to come. It has been inspiring to watch Alumni make this investment in our Brothers. These investors have allowed our Brothers an unparalleled opportunity in college and paved the way for their future success, shared Campaign Co-Chairman and Grand Alpha, Dr. James Soderquist, Alpha 1967.
There are still opportunities to participate in this historic effort before the campaign comes to a close in June 2014. Alumni can volunteer to contact others about the campaign, become a Chapter Captain to assist in raising funds, make thank you calls and more. To invest in Chi Phi and add your name to the donor honor roll before the campaign ends in June 2014, visit www.chiphicampaign.com or contact the Campaign Office at 800.849.1824.