18% growth in endowment in 2014

In 2014, the Phi Delta Theta Foundation continued the momentum of 2013 by receiving $3.1 million from students, alumni, parents, and friends of the Fraternity from 3,626 donors, making it the second most successful year in Phi Delt history. To say we have momentum is an understatement!

Here are the highlights of progress made in 2014:

  • 18% growth in endowment, bringing the total to $13 million.
  • Total number of Whole Man Scholarships: 66 (goal is 100 by 2020).
  • 374 Trustees Roundtable members, an increase of 25%.
  • $1.4 million raised for the Phi Delt Fund.
  • 24% growth in Knights of Pallas undergraduate giving—$34,850.

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 2014 Annual Report

Each section of the 2014 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 2014.

Complete Donor List by Chapter

A comprehensive honor roll of all donors to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in 2014, 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 370, the generosity of these donors accounted for 80% of total dollars given to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in 2014.

Knights of Pallas

Undergraduate giving boldly moved forward in 2014 by raising $34,850. This was accomplished through a matching gift from Foundation Trustee, Brother W.L. Gray, Jr., TCU ’70 and a 19% growth in dollars from undergraduates. We are especially proud of all Knights of Pallas undergraduate donors who, at a time when their own resources were limited, gave generously.

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

In 2014, many gifts were made to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in honor of a Phi, a friend, a family member or group of people. The honoree, chapter and class year (if applicable) are named first, followed by the name of the donor(s).

Memorial Gifts

In 2014, many gifts were made to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in memory of a Phi, a friend, a family member or group of people. The honoree, chapter and class year (if applicable) are named first, followed by the name of the donor(s).

Best of the Best – Consecutive Giving

Continuity — unchanging quality; something that remains consistent or uninterrupted.

The embodiment of that term relative to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation can be found in
the following list of loyal alumni who have given consecutively for 30 years or more.

Best of the Best – Most Frequent Donors

If the Phi Delta Theta Foundation had a “Giving Hall of Fame,” the following one hundred fifty seven (157) 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 15,296!

Best of the Best – Top Dollars By State & Chapter

A listing of the Top 15 giving by state and chapter.

Gifts from Charitable Foundations

The following charitable foundations were directed by generous philanthropists to send, on their behalf, a contributions to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation in 2014. We greatly appreciate all persons who have a hand in making this type of gift possible.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Upon an employee’s gift to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation, the following companies provided a matching gift. The Foundation is doubly grateful to these employee donors and their employers. The total given by these corporations in 2014 was $16,071.