Chi Phi Educational Trust has raised $11,873,587 through the Changing Lives Campaign. The Trust raised $1.873 million more than the $10 million goal to support academics, leadership training, chapter excellence and Chi Phi’s heritage.
Chi Phi worked with OmegaFi, a fraternal industry leader, to prepare for the campaign. “There was a lot of behind the scenes work most people don’t know about,” Trust Chairman Christopher Shuler noted. “We updated nearly every policy used to govern the Trust and adopted many more to improve our operations. We invested heavily in technology allowing us to upgrade our accounting system, our member records management system and website. We expanded our volunteer base by over 100 additional Alumni and friends. We hired new staff to manage our efforts and guide the Trust. We wanted to lay the groundwork for a successful campaign.”
Over 2,400 Brothers, parents, friends and corporate partners made a pledge to support the Changing Lives Campaign. Donors pledged $4.45 million to fund the greatest need faced by Chi Phi, $6.50 million for Chapter specific initiatives including building educational space in chapter houses and providing local scholarships, $344,357 in scholarships to educate Brothers, nearly $400,000 in support of leadership training programs and nearly $175,000 in support of the Chi Phi Greek Life Museum.
“These gifts haven’t just impacted today’s Brothers. These gifts will go on to change the lives of Chi Phi men for generations to come. It was exciting to be a part of this historical effort and I want to thank all the donors for being as generous as their means would allow,” commented Campaign Co-Chair Dr. James P. Soderquist.