The Phi Delta Theta Alumni Club of Atlanta hosted its annual Founders Day celebration on March 26 at Park Tavern restaurant in Midtown Atlanta. In attendance were more than 30 local alumni representing 16 U.S. chapters.
In addition to networking and socializing, the event included a keynote address from local advertising and marketing executive Rich Fabritius, who also serves as the Fraternity’s General Council President. The event also included the honoring of alumni who were initiated 25 and 50 or more years ago, recognition of members who had passed away during the past year, and a presentation of the inductees into the 2015 Phi Delta Theta Georgia Alumni Hall of Fame.
Kicking off the festivities, the Ward Wright Outstanding Chapter President Award was presented to Christopher M. Maddox (’15) who served as the chapter president of the Georgia Delta Chapter at Georgia Tech in 2014. The award is given annually to a deserving undergraduate chapter president from one of the Fraternity’s Georgia chapters.
“Founders Day is a great opportunity to reconnect, celebrate the Fraternity’s long history and acknowledge the many contributions and successes of our members,” said Travis McCloskey, (Mercer ’01) Atlanta Alumni Club president.
The Alumni Club also organized a raffle in which proceeds will be donated to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Phi-owned businesses that donated items for the raffle included Mori Luggage and Gifts, ArtfullyRich.com and Miller Brothers Limited.