2017 donor impact: 3.8% more undergraduates participated in leadership development than the previous year.

It is with deep appreciation and gratitude that we present the 2017 Annual Report. In 2017, the Phi Delta Theta Foundation continued its momentum by receiving 4,539 gifts of $2.9 million from students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Fraternity. Thank you to our generous donors who are moving us forward at an unprecedented rate.

Here are some key results from your selfless stewardship of our Fraternity that have made Phi Delt ever stronger:

  • 2,000 undergraduates attended in-person leadership development conferences
  • Honors College of Leadership welcomed 80 Whole Man Scholars
  • $230,000 awarded in scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate and graduate members
  • First time in Phi Delta Theta history, average chapter GPA of 3.06
  • Phi Delta Theta Foundation assets under active management remain ranked #4 of all fraternities

Nothing is more vital to the growth of the Foundation than to recognize those who faithfully give of their time, talents and funds because they believe in the work of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Thank you!


View Our 2016 Annual Report

Click on the image above to view the 2016 Annual Report. Further, each section of the 2016 Annual Report is listed below and can be viewed by clicking on the title of the section.

Letter from President Robert A. Biggs

A message of gratitude from the president and the highlights of progress made in 2016.

Complete Donor List by Chapter

A comprehensive honor roll of all donors to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in 2016, listed by chapter, individual, foundation and corporation.

Trustees’ Roundtable

The Trustees Roundtable recognizes those Phis and friends who give at least $1,000 to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in a calendar year. A select group of 372, the generosity of these donors accounted for 80% of total dollars given to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in 2016.

Knights of Pallas

Undergraduate giving boldly moved forward in 2016 by raising $43,082 in support of the Phi Delt Fund. This was accomplished through matching gifts from Brother Philip Bartels, Cornell ’71, Brother John Scovell, Texas Tech ’68, Brother Phillip Cobb, Ohio State ’66 and the gifts from 893 undergraduates.

Living Bond Society

The Living Bond Society acknowledges those who have informed the Phi Delta Theta Foundation of a planned gift or bequest in their will which directs a gift to the Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation are deductible for estate tax purposes and are an effective, lasting way to provide for the future of Phi Delta Theta. Members of the Living Bond Society are presented with a lapel pin and certificate recognizing their generosity.

Honorary Gifts

A listing of gifts made to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in honor of a Phi, a friend, a family member or group of people. The honoree, university and class year (if applicable) are named first, followed by the name of the donor(s).

Memorial Gifts

A listing of gifts made to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in memory of a Phi, a friend, a family member or group of people. The honoree, university and class year (if applicable) are named first, followed by the name of the donor(s).

Best of the Best – Consecutive Giving

Consecutive Giving — the hallmark of support. Recognition of the brothers who have given at least one gift per year for the last 30 years.  Thank you, brothers, for your loyalty and commitment to Phi Delta Theta.  You exemplify our motto, “One Man Is No Man.”

Best of the Best – Most Frequent Donors

If the Phi Delta Theta Foundation had a “Giving Hall of Fame,” the following one hundred seventy three (173) men would be the inductees. They are our most frequent donors. Each has made 59 or more gifts, of various sizes, to the Foundation. All totaled, their gifts number 17,384!

Best of the Best – Top Dollars By State & Chapter

A listing of the Top 10 giving by state and chapter.

Gifts from Charitable Foundations

A listing of the charitable foundations that were directed by generous philanthropists to send contributions to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in 2016 on their behalf. We greatly appreciate all persons who have a hand in making this type of gift possible.

Corporate Matching Gifts

A comprehensive list of the companies that matched the generosity of their employees. The Foundation is doubly grateful to these employee donors and their employers. The total given by these corporations in 2016 was $30,182.