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Leadership Institute Continues to Develop Better Men Delta Sigma Phi’s flagship educational program is the Leadership Institute. Since 1993 (when it was called College of Engineered Leadership), this program has allowed undergraduate Delta Sigs to improve their individual, team, organizational and professional leadership skills. The 2015 Leadership Institute was no exception. Held July 24-28 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, 43 undergraduates learned and grew their leadership styles. Let’s hear from one of this year’s participants, Roscel Manalo, Drexel University ’14. Q: Did your experience at LI differ from your expectations? A: LI was everything and more than I could have ever imagined from a flagship program. It helps you appreciate your strengths but realize the weaknesses that require improvement. Not only do the program and the facilitators help you with your personal growth, they give you the realization that you can’t do everything alone. Overall, the experience allows you to fully understand and comprehend the meaning of brotherhood. Q: What was your main takeaway from LI? A: What I really enjoyed about the Leadership Institute is that the facilitators encouraged personal growth and development. They understood that this was a flagship program based on leadership, but didn’t limit it to
being just towards your chapter or just towards a club. What I really took away from this program is the recognition of my personal weaknesses and doubts. In order to be a better leader, I need to understand how to be a better individual. Q: What would you say to someone considering to apply for LI? A: The knowledge you gain from the facilitators, the understanding through personal development, and ultimately the memories you make with brothers from around the nation is incomparable to any other experience. Applying to LI shouldn’t be a question of “why,” but “how” and “when.”
Convention Attendees Invest in Foundation Delta Sigma Phi’s 59th & Biennial Convention in New Orleans July 9-12, 2015, was a rousing success—for both the Fraternity and Foundation. More than 625 members and guests attended the event, which included several Foundation-hosted events. For the second consecutive Convention, the Foundation hosted a silent and live auction with items donated from brothers and friends. From an Apple Watch to stays in vacation homes, the auction included something for all tastes. Fifty-seven people made a purchase at the auction, raising $32,079. This year’s event was held at the National World War II Museum, a beautiful backdrop and place for Delta Sig to honor American heroes, including Major Dick Winters, our brother who led the Battle at Normandy. During Convention, several major gifts to the Foundation were announced. These gifts will make a significant impact on the Foundation’s ability to fund educational and leadership development programs for all members—not just our undergraduates—through new online programming on The LAMP and our Mentoring Platform. We want to thank these men and their spouses for their generosity. Together, they donated $225,000 to the Foundation.
• Jim and Greta Larson, California Polytechnic State University ’72 • Tom and Julie Archer, University of Virginia ’87 • John and Karen Jenkins, University of Virginia ’84 • Brad Sullivan, Transylvania University ’99
In total, the Foundation raised $255,246 at Convention thanks to the auction and all individual gifts. We are humbled by our generous undergraduates and alumni for supporting and donating to the cause. We look forward to seeing you at Convention 2017 in Baltimore!
2015-2016 Recipients and New Scholarship Structure The Better Man Scholarships Since 2009, McKee Scholarships have provided muchneeded resources to brothers seeking undergraduate or post-graduate degrees. Made possible through a will bequest to the Foundation from brother Hensel McKee, University of Washington ’30, and his wife Jeanette, the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation has provided 310 scholarships and a total of $585,200 over the years. This year, the McKee Scholarships received a small makeover with the creation of new scholarship levels with differing disbursement amounts that tie the scholarships into Delta Sigma Phi’s ideals of being men of Courage, Action and Excellence. Selection criteria for the new model includes three key areas: Courage, Action, and Excellence. For the 2015-2016 school year, 63 men received a total of $150,000 to fund their educational pursuits. To the right is a rundown of the new McKee Scholarship levels. To view a full listing of 2015-2016 recipients, visit www.deltasig.org/2015-2016-mckee-scholarship-recipients. 02
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$10,000 each for men who are a well-rounded embodiment of Delta Sigma Phi values.
Men of Courage Scholarships
$2,500 for men who exhibit exceptional leadership.
Men of Action Scholarships
$2,500 for those who have committed themselves to service to their communities.
Men of Excellence Scholarships
$2,500 for men with exceptional academic performance.
$2,500 each for graduate students.
$500 each for undergraduates exhibiting exceptional leadership and values.
Your Gifts at Work:
Three Easy Ways to Help Students Attend Leadership Training
Delta Sigma Phi is making progress toward Vision 2025 and becoming America’s Leading Fraternity thanks to the generous financial support of Delta Sigma Phi Foundation donors. When you make a donation, we want you to know where your money goes. Gifts to the Foundation help fund a number of programs that help us Build Better Men. This means, the more money we raise, the lower the financial burden placed on individual members and chapters to attend. Check out just how your money is put to use.
There are many ways to donate to the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation. In fact, there are more ways than a lot of people expect. You have more options than simply mailing a check or filling out an online form. Here are three easy ways to donate to the Foundation and make a lasting impact on Delta Sigma Phi.
What Does Your Donation Mean for Delta Sig?
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Make a Gift of Stock You can work with your broker to transfer any appreciated securities to the Foundation. Once you do, let the Foundation know so we can allocate funds as you request and provide a tax receipt. The Foundation’s UBS representative can also help with any questions you have about the transfer. Contact Nathan Wight at firstname.lastname@example.org for that information.
Ropes course for one student Leadership Institute 50
Tuition for one student Regional Leadership Academy 100
Ask if your workplace offers corporate matching. Then, next time you make a gift, note that it offers matching opportunities. We’ll take it from there and count your employer’s gift toward your lifetime giving total.
Meeting space for one program Regional Leadership Academy 250
Tuition for one student Bruce J. Loewenberg Summit 550
Sponsorship for one student The Journey 1000
Take Advantage of Corporate Matching Businesses often support their employees’ charitable giving through corporate matching programs. This means, your employer could match, double or even triple your gifts to the Foundation!
Set Up Recurring Payments Would you like to donate annually, quarterly or monthly to the Foundation? Eliminate the need to remind yourself to set up payments by setting up recurring gifts with the Foundation. When using our online donation form, mark that you want your gift to be recurring. Then, let us know the frequency of your gift and we will charge your card/bank account when the time is ready.
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Thank You... The amount of trust and faith in brothers provided by Delta Sig is absolutely uncanny, and this is a defining part of Delta Sig for me . . To be a Delta Sig means to be in the most diverse chapter on campus, yet have the most passion for making our view as a chapter the view of all of our members and the view of future prosperity. To be a Delta Sig means working with my brothers—whether in terms of academics, finances, philanthropy or service—to be The Better Man and give back to the surrounding community. To those who have make scholarships available for brothers, you are the reason for which we are a brotherhood. You have pledged your financial assistance for brothers in need, and you have provided us with opportunities to feel the depth and intricacy of the brotherhood. Thank you so much! 04
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RAGHAV TRIPATHI CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY ’14 2015-2016 THE BETTER MAN MCKEE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
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