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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Undergraduate Only

Alumni Only

Board Meeting

All Convention

Family and Friends Program

Volunteer Institute Program

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 2:00pm-5:00pm Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Board Orientation Austin/Boston 2:00pm-10:00pm Recruitment University — Discovering Men of Values Marriott 4 6:00pm-7:00pm Undergraduate Supreme Councilor Training Phoenix

THURSDAY, JULY 20 8:00am-8:45am 9:00am-12:00pm 8:00am-8:45am 9:00am-12:00pm

Breakfast Recruitment University — Discovering Men of Values Breakfast Before Joint Meeting Joint Meeting of the Zeta Beta Tau Supreme Council and Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Board of Directors 12:30pm-3:00pm Supreme Council Meeting 1:00pm-3:00pm Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Meeting 3:30pm-4:15pm Undergraduate Track Opening Session 4:30pm-6:00pm Track Education #1 (Four concurrent tracks) 5:00pm-6:00pm Alumni Welcome Reception 6:00pm-7:30pm Philanthropy Dinner 7:30pm-8:30pm Championing for a Cause with Paul J. Norcross, Kappa Nu (University of San Francisco) 1986 8:45pm-10:00pm Track Education #2 (Four concurrent tracks) 10:00pm-12:00am ON THE MAP movie screening 10:00pm-11:00pm Budget Committee Meeting

Marriott 4 Marriott 4 Santa Fe Santa Fe Santa Fe Denver Marriott 6 See Page 7 Texas Marriott 5 Marriott 6 See Page 7 Marriott 7-8 Marriott 4

FRIDAY, JULY 21 8:00am-8:45am Breakfast Marriott 5 8:00am-8:45am Past and Future Staff Breakfast (Invitation Only) Marriott 9-10 8:00am-9:00am Credential Committee Office Hours Atlanta 8:00am-9:00am Resolutions Committee Meeting Austin/Boston 9:00am-10:00am Family and Friends Welcome Breakfast Hotel Restaurant 9:00am-10:15am Sexual Assault Prevention, Title IX and Risk Management Panel Marriott 6 10:30am-11:45am Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Update Marriott 7 10:30am-11:30am Track Education #3 (Four concurrent tracks) See Page 7 11:45am-12:15pm Review of Chapter Report Cards Marriott 1-4, See Signs at Doors 12:30pm-1:45pm Heritage Lunch Marriott 5 1:45pm-2:15pm Networking/Trade Show Break Marriott Ballroom Prefunction 2:15pm-3:15pm Business Meeting #1: Convention Opening Session Marriott 6 3:15pm-4:45pm Commission Meetings #1 See Pages 18-19 3:15pm-4:45pm Credential Committee Office Hours Atlanta 5:00pm-6:15pm Initiation Ritual Marriott 8-10 6:15pm-7:15pm 1898 Society Reception (Invitation only) President’s Suite 7:15pm-10:00pm ZBT Family Dinner Dallara IndyCar Factory Buses will pick up attendees 1201 N. Main St. at hotel’s Missouri Street entrance Speedway, IN 46224

TRACK EDUCATION LOCATIONS Growing Yourself (Marriott 1) Creating Change (Marriott 2)

Supporting and Challenging Others (Marriott 3) Ethical Leadership (Marriott 4)


Please see your nametag to identify which track you will attend

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE SATURDAY, JULY 22 8:00am-8:45am Breakfast Marriott 5 8:00am-10:00am Credential Committee Office Hours Atlanta See Pages 18-19 9:00am-10:00am Commission Meetings #2 10:00am-11:00am Business Meeting #2 Marriott 6 11:00am-12:30pm Ronald M. Mankoff Alumni Panel Marriott 6 12:30pm-2:00pm Centennial Chapter Lunch Marriott 5 2:00pm-3:00pm Commission Meetings #3 (If needed) See Pages 18-19 2:00pm-3:00pm Conurrent Education Sessions See Pages 26-27 For those brothers who have completed commission work 3:00pm-4:30pm Networking/Trade Show Break Marriott Ballroom Prefunction 3:00pm-4:30pm Credential Committee Office Hours Atlanta Marriott 6 4:30pm-6:30pm Business Meeting #3 Group Picture Marriott Ballroom Prefunction 7:15pm Marriott 5 7:30pm-9:45pm Grand Awards Banquet

VOLUNTEER INSTITUTE PROGRAM THURSDAY, JULY 20 8:00pm-9:00pm Opening Session 9:00pm-10:00pm Brotherhood for a Lifetime Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Denver Denver

FRIDAY, JULY 21 8:00am-8:45am Breakfast 9:00am-10:15am Sexual Assault Prevention, Title IX and Risk Management Panel 10:20am-11:20am Finance 11:30am-12:00pm Unpacking the Morning 12:30pm-1:45pm Heritage Lunch 2:00pm-3:15pm Working with Today’s Student 3:20pm-4:20pm Working with Partners 5:00pm-6:15pm Initiation Ritual 7:15pm-10:00pm ZBT Family Dinner

Marriott 5 Marriott 6 Denver Denver Marriott 5 Denver Denver Marriott 8-10 See Page 2

SATURDAY, JULY 22 8:00am-9:45am Working Breakfast — Recruitment 10:00am-11:00am Business Meeting #2 11:00am-12:30pm Ronald M. Mankoff Alumni Panel 12:30pm-2:00pm Centennial Chapter Lunch 2:15pm-3:00pm Chapter Communications 3:00pm-4:00pm Zeta Beta Tau Foundation 4:15pm-5:00pm Closing Session — Taking It Home 7:15pm Group Picture (Includes VIP Group Picture) 7:30pm-9:45pm Grand Awards Banquet


Denver Marriott 6 Marriott 6 Marriott 5 Denver Denver Denver Marriott Ballroom Prefunction Marriott 5

This area will be open for brothers to network and grab refreshments in the Austin/Boston room in between sessions.


EVENT INFORMATION Welcome to the 2017 International Convention! We are so excited that you have chosen to join us in Indianapolis for this year’s program. This book will be your guide throughout the program and includes all sorts of helpful information for your time with us. Should you have any questions not covered here, please be sure to visit us at the registration/information desk located on the second floor. It’s time to be a ZBT champion! Meal Tickets The International Convention affords you a great opportunity to meet brothers from other chapters and colonies, hear about the successes of your brothers and learn from experienced faculty members. When you picked up your registration materials, you were given meal tickets. These tickets will be used throughout the program, and we ask that you carry them with you at all times. Meal tickets will be collected at each meal. If you do not have the appropriate meal ticket for each meal, you will not be permitted to eat that meal. Please keep them with you at all times. Should you misplace or lose your tickets, please notify a member of the staff immediately or visit the registration desk for assistance in replacing lost tickets. Zeta beta Tau Store Tickets If you are attending the International Convention as a full-convention attendee or if you purchased a polo during your registration, you also received a ticket to be used in the on-site store. You may turn in your tickets at any time to the store to obtain your polo. Nametags We ask that you wear your nametag at all times while in attendance at the International Convention. This allows for staff and faculty to quickly identify brothers and provide any necessary assistance. It is also a great way to help you network with brothers in attendance. in case of fire While our facility has taken every possible precaution for your safety, there are several

steps you should take to assure your own safety. Be sure to read the emergency instructions located in your hotel room and familiarize yourself with any and all exits from the building. If a fire alarm is sounded while you are in the building, exit the building immediately. Do not use elevators to exit the building. Once you have exited the building, we ask that you go to our meeting space located at the corner of Washington and Missouri streets near the northwest corner of this property. medical emergencies In the case of illness or injury, immediately call the facility operator and ask for assistance, being sure to describe the nature of the problem and your location. Render first aid as appropriate and to the extent of your medical knowledge until trained help arrives. Do not hesitate to call 911 from any phone if necessary. For non-medical emergencies, please contact the Fraternity professional staff below.

Libby Anderson 330.309.0793

Nick Estrada 765.661.8727

LOCAL transporation The area is very walkable with many activities no more than a few blocks away. IndyGo buses operate from 5 a.m. to midnight, and fares start at 85 cents. The nearest station is just across Washington Street from the hotel at 201 E. Washington St. View routes and info at Ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are plentiful in Indy. Bicycles are available to rent through the Pacers Bikeshare program; see more at www.


HOTEL MAP The 2017 International Convention host hotel, the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, is located at 350 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46225.



KEY LOCATIONS General sessions: Marriott 6 Meals: Marriott 5 Track education and concurrent education sessions: Marriott 1-4, 7-10

Networking and Trade Show: Prefunction Hospitality lounge: Austin/Boston Volunteer Institute Program: Denver


GENERAL EXPECTATIONS Each delegate and attendee of the 2017 International Convention is expected to behave in a mature, responsible manner so as not to bring disgrace or discredit to himself or the respected name of ZBT. Behavior must be above reproach at all times.

responsibility of those registered to that hotel room. When you leave your room, be sure the door is locked and do not give anyone your key. Do not let anyone use your room. Misbehavior may result in the offenders being sent home and charged for any damages. Their chapter or colony will also be fined. Individuals may be expelled from the Fraternity.

WARNING! The legal drinking age is 21. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated. Those in violation of the law will be subject to arrest and/or incarceration. The Fraternity will support any police action and will not assume responsibility for posting bail for anyone. The Fraternity reserves the right to confiscate alcohol from any delegate and to send home anyone who attends an International Convention function in an intoxicated state. Incidents which occur in guest rooms are the

This is an important meeting of the Fraternity and will allow you to have a voice in the future of the Fraternity. Your sober input and participation are keys to the event’s success. These are rules. Plain and simple, if damage is done and the offending person(s) cannot be identified, all International Convention delegates will share in the responsibility for the damage.

Delegate behavior oath As a reminder, you signed the following behavior oath when you registered for the 2017 International Convention: The 2017 International Convention programs are educational and leadership programs of the Fraternity and as such we impart specific expectations upon each delegate (required or additional) during his attendance at the program. The Fraternity and its staff reserves the right to handle situations of improper behavior and will determine the proper recourse on a case-by-case basis which may ultimately include being dismissed from the program. Should you be dismissed from the program, your chapter will be charged the cost of your attendance and any other costs associated with your dismissal. The use of alcohol or illegal drugs during the program time period (defined as during official meeting times in line with the program schedules) will not be tolerated. Brothers choosing to participate in these activities may be asked to leave the program. You are required to attend all sessions of the 2017 International Convention programs and are expected to be on time for the beginning of all sessions throughout the day. Your attendance at sessions will be tracked. Please be sure to wear your nametag at all times. I understand that while in attendance at the 2017 International Convention programs, my picture might be taken and I agree that my likeness may be used in future ZBT promotional materials. I further understand that if any damage is done to the property/meeting facility and the offending person(s) cannot be identified, all 2017 International Convention participants will share in paying any and all costs of repair and replacement. I will challenge all my Brothers to abide by these fraternal expectations and will confront those who violate them.


PRE-CONVENTION EDUCATION Before the business proceedings of the 2017 International Convention begin, several undergraduate-only educational opportunities will be hosted.

TRACK EDUCATION 4:30pm-6:00pm • Thursday, July 20 \ 8:45pm-10:00pm • Thursday, July 20 \ 10:30am-11:30am • Friday, July 21

Growing Yourself

creating change

Marriott 1 In the Growing Yourself track you’ll begin to explore the concepts of leadership. What is it? What do leaders look like and what do they do? You’ll determine what kind of behaviors you believe you most exhibit and learn from your brothers about the kinds of behaviors they might employ to begin developing yourself as a stronger and more effective leader. You’ll also begin to identify some specific kinds of leaders in your chapter and determine how you can utilize those individuals to grow even more once you return back to your own chapter or colony.

Marriott 2 In the Creating Change track you will discuss with your brothers from across the country what exactly change is. What factors influence change? How do we get others to embrace the change we are trying to create? Whose responsbility is change? You’ll be provided with a framework to undestand change and strategies to not only implement change, but to make it easier for yourself and others. Finally, you’ll create an action plan to take back to your chapter or colony.

SUPPORTING & CHALLENGING OTHERS Marriott 3 In the Supporting and Challenging Others track you’ll take some time to begin discussing exactly what accountability is and what it does and doesn’t look like. You’ll break down what your chapter or colony and the Fraternity currently employ as accountability measures and where those sit on the spectrum of support and challenge. You’ll have an opportunity to put yourself in a situation where you’ll be asked to make a difficult decision based on a brother’s actions.

ETHICAL LEADERSHIP Marriott 4 In the Ethical Leadership track we will take leadership a step further. We challenge that good leaders aren’t just influential and able to make decisions, but rather they make ethical decisions based on sound principles and values. In this track we’ll discuss the definition of ethics and discuss a process by which you can make ethical decisions. You’ll be challenged to think quick by reacting to a scenario that has come up with your “executive board” and determine what the best course of action is and you’ll be asked to support that decision.

RECRUITMENT UNIVERSITY discovering men of values 2:00pm-10:00pm • Wednesday, July 19 \ 9:00am-12:00pm • Thursday, July 20 • Marriott 4 Recruitment University is the Fraternity’s recruitment-focused program specifically designed to help chapters achieve their goals. The program engages brothers by having them critically examine the experience they provide, the way they market this experience, their alignment with ZBT’s primary initiative, and more. By connecting the undergraduate experience to the recruitment efforts, attendees are able to identify areas of growth in their recruitment operation to maximize their success in both quality and quantity of brothers. Interested in attending a future Recruitment University program or getting assistance with your program? Contact Director of Organizational Growth Brian A. Hoffman, Sigma (Tulane University) 2009, at





Beta Psi Gamma Tau Gamma Psi Mu Epsilon Phi Beta Xi Eta Mu Beta Pi Gamma Nu Gamma Beta Lambda Delta Eta Sigma Eta Lambda Epsilon Tau Delta Pi Eta Rho Zeta Xi Xi Alpha Beta Beta Gamma Delta Eta Phi Theta Gamma Xi Beta Epsilon Delta Lambda Alpha Nu Gamma Gamma Delta Zeta Alpha Psi Alpha Alpha Eta Omicron Zeta Delta Beta Delta Epsilon Nu Eta Gamma Omicron Phi Alpha Alpha Nu Alpha Pi Eta Kappa Omicron Sigma Epsilon Gamma Psi Alpha Omicron Alpha Rho Gamma Xi Delta Iota Beta Alpha Theta

American University Arizona State University Boston City Area Boston University Brandeis University Brooklyn College California Polytechnic State-San Luis Obispo California State University-Long Beach California State University-Los Angeles California State University-Northridge Case Western Reserve University Columbia University Elon University Emory University Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Florida International University Gannon University Georgia Institute of Technology Greater Philadelphia Area Indiana University Bloomington Lynn University Lyon College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Michigan State University Monmouth College Muhlenberg College New York University Northwestern University Pace University Pennsylvania State University Purdue University Quinnipiac University Ramapo College Rutgers State University of New Jersey State University of New York-Oneonta State University of New York-Oswego Syracuse University The George Washington University The Ohio State University The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Towson University Tufts University Tulane University University at Albany University of Alabama University of Arizona University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Santa Barbara University of Central Florida University of Colorado Boulder





Delta Beta Epsilon Theta Iota Mu Gamma Lambda Rho Eta Tau Epsilon Mu Beta Zeta Epsilon Theta Alpha Gamma Mu Alpha Omega Omega Eta Xi Theta Beta Phi Rho Iota Gamma Chi Alpha Delta Delta Omicron Lambda Alpha Mu Alpha Kappa Alpha Gamma Alpha Xi Zeta Theta Zeta Eta Beta Alpha Chi

University of Connecticut University of Delaware University of Denver University of Georgia University of Hartford University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Maryland - College Park University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Memphis University of Miami University of Missouri University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh University of Rhode Island University of South Florida University of Southern California University of Tampa University of Texas at Austin University of Washington University of Wisconsin-Madison Vanderbilt University Washington University-St.Louis Western Connecticut State University Western University (Ontario) York College of Pennsylvania

COLONIES Northern Arizona Kappa Eta Alpha Tau Epsilon Chi Eta Iota Alpha Zeta College of Charleston Yeshiva University

Northern Arizona University Cornell University University of Michigan Franklin & Marshall College University of California-Davis State University of New York-Plattsburgh University of Florida College of Charleston Yeshiva University

ZBT IS GROWING Zeta Beta Tau is excited to share the following expansion sites in upcoming years. We will be looking for recommendations for outstanding men to join the forming colonies. If you know men currently enrolled or who plan to enroll at any of these schools, or if you know men who would make great brothers of ZBT at other institutions, be sure to connect with Brian Hoffman on-site or via email (bhoffman@



College of Charleston

Central Michigan University

Binghamton University University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University University of California-Irvine Union College


VENDOR AND PARTNER INFORMATION We would like to thank our sponsors, vendors and partners for their generous support of the 2017 International Convention. Be sure to visit our vendors and partners at the Networking and Trade Show throughout the program. The show is open from Thursday at 10am until Saturday at 4:30pm. There are two dedicated times to visit the Trade Show: Friday from 1:45pm-2:45pm and Saturday from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Visit a number of vendors and partners to receive tickets for a chance to win a prize at the end of the International Convention!







VENDOR AND PARTNER INFORMATION BBYO Ryan Woloshin, Eastern Region Regional Director EMAIL: WEBSITE:

Chabad Rabbi Moshe Dubrowski, Director of Programming EMAIL: WEBSITE:

Gift of Life Russell Lowe, Community Engagement Coordinator EMAIL: PHONE: 561-982-2900

Greek Yearbook Georgia Spence WEBSITE: PHONE: 866-473-3592

Hillel International Noah Sudow, Director of Community Relations & Special Assistant to the President EMAIL:

Israel on Campus Coalition Melissa Weiss, Director of Policy and Strategy EMAIL: PHONE: 845.-332-5320

Jewish National Fund Nelson France, Director, Campus and High School Affairs EMAIL: PHONE: 202-750-0095 x295

Jewish WOMEN INTERNATIONAL (JWI) Meredith Jacobs, Vice President of Marketing and Communications EMAIL: PHONE: 202-857-1300

Legacy Financial Ryan Lugabihl, Account Executive EMAIL: PHONE: 704-359-7941

Masa Israel Journey Jessica Schapiro, Director of Partnerships EMAIL: PHONE: 845-332-5320

N.p.E.F. Tony Vukusich, Managing Director EMAIL: PHONE: 317-275-8303

OmegaFi Amber Stewart, Sales Representative and Caitlin Hannah, Sales Representative PHONE: 1-800-276-6342

Onward Israel Rebecca Zuck, Theme-based Programs Director, Onward Israel EMAIL: PHONE: 212-339-6025

Passages Chelsea Andrews, Director of Campus Relations EMAIL: WEBSITE:

StandWithUs Lauren Feibelman, National Associate Director, Campus Affairs EMAIL: WEBSITE:

Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Faron Lewitt, Executive Director EMAIL: PHONE: 317.506.7066


INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP Zeta Beta Tau Supreme Council international president international vice president international vice president international treasurer international secretary voting Director voting Director voting Director voting Director undergraduate voting Director undergraduate voting Director undergraduate voting Director undergraduate voting Director

Norman M. Waas, Esq., Alpha Omega (University of Miami) 1982 Jonathan D. Frieden, Esq., Phi Epsilon (University of Virginia) 1994 Bernard (Buddy) E. Weissman, Ph.D., Xi (Mass. Institute of Technology) 1975 Craig J. Wild, CPA, Gamma Phi (Hofstra University) 1979 Lee A. Schnitzer, Beta Delta (Rutgers State University of New Jersey) 1992 Ronald A. Pardo, Alpha Omicron (University of Arizona) 1988 Dr. Zachary P. Nahmias, Gamma Mu (University of Memphis) 2010 Benjamin E. Novogroski, Esq., Delta Iota (University of Central Florida) 2009 Matthew I. Tobe, Beta Alpha Theta (University of Colorado Boulder) 2006 Jason K. Peiser, Omega (University of Missouri) 2018 Jacob M. Pardo, Theta (University of Pennsylvania) 2018 Perry L. Gordon, Alpha Xi (Washington University in St. Louis) 2019 Benjamin S. Tarkoff, Psi (University of Alabama) 2020

zeta beta tau foundation board of directors President vice president vice president treasurer secretary IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT director director director director director director director director director director honorary director honorary director honorary director

Bruce H. Weinstein, Psi (University of Alabama) 1970 Steven E. Gold, Alpha Omega (University of Miami) 2000 Joel M. Epstein, Sigma (Tulane University) 1987 Jerry N. Katz, CPA, Alpha Rho (University of California, Los Angeles) 1976 Daniel P. Easton, Kappa Phi (Alfred University) 1976 Barry M. Aarons, Gamma Tau (Arizona State University) 1971 Jeffrey J. Bakker, Esq., Delta Lambda (Monmouth College) 1990 Michael F. Easton, Alpha Alpha (Purdue University) 2012 Todd A. Gagliano, Beta Alpha Chi (York College of Pennsylvania) 1992 Stephen A. Gingold, Alpha Rho (University of California, Los Angeles) 1987 Daniel M. Goodman, Rho (University of Illinois) 2007 Bret W. Hrbek, Delta Xi (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) 1996 Jeffrey W. Mankoff, Sigma (Tulane University) 1984 Paul J. Norcross, Kappa Nu (University of San Francisco) 1986 Matthew J. Rubins, Kappa (Cornell University) 1990 Michael F. Zarb, Beta Alpha Chi (York College of Pennsylvania) 1992 Irving M. Chase, Esq., Alpha Rho (University of California, Los Angeles) 1974 Saul A. Fern, Pi of Phi Alpha (Boston University) 1954 Richard S. Simon, Phi (University of Michigan) 1943

NATIONAL PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUND BOARD of directors chairman president VICE PRESIDENT treasurer secretary CHAIRMAN EMERITUS director director director director director director EX-OFFICIO director EX-OFFICIO director

Michael D. Cimini, Kappa (Cornell University) 1992 Gregg F. Witt, Iota (University of Denver) 1977 Ronald A. Pardo, Alpha Omicron (University of Arizona) 1988 Michael V. Jordan, Rho Iota (University of Rhode Island) 2002 Cliff S. Schneider, Esq., Alpha Zeta (University of Florida) 2000 Irving M. Chase, Esq., Alpha Rho (University of California-Los Angeles) 1974 Brian K. Crosby, Epsilon Chi (University of California-Davis) 1992 Jonathan D. Frieden, Esq., Phi Epsilon (University of Virginia) 1994 Jack Guttman, Sigma (Tulane University) 1969 Andrew M. Kaye, Phi Alpha Alpha (The George Washington University) 1985 Joel K. Mayer, Eta (University of Michigan) 1985 Scott E. Silberfein, Esq., Epsilon Theta (University of Delaware) 1994 Craig J. Wild, CPA, Gamma Phi (Hofstra University) 1979 Norman M. Waas, Esq., Alpha Omega (University of Miami) 1982


HEADQUARTERS STAFF zeta beta tau fraternity executive director Laurence A. Bolotin, M.Ed., CAE, Alpha Zeta (University of Florida) 2001 assistant executive director Libby Anderson, CAE director of communications Andrea Smithson Benek director of THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE Nick Estrada Director of chapter services Brandon M. Goldberg, Delta Iota (University of Central Florida) 2011 chapter development consultant Robert (Bobby) F. Smith, Delta Omicron (University of Tampa) 2017 chapter development consultant Bradley J. Whittaker, Gamma Xi (University of California, Santa Barbara) 2017 director of alumni engagement Patrick M. Gleason

director of jewish programs and strategic partnerships Jason A. Horowitz, Beta Phi (University of Pittsburgh) 2009 assistant director of HATE PREVENTION David S. Dworkin, Alpha Beta (Greater Philadelphia Area) 2017 director of organizational growth Brian A. Hoffman, Sigma (Tulane University) 2009 assistant director OF WELLNESS AND HARM REDUCTION Nancy Schwartz director of finance Shelley Laflin Coordinator of membership and accounting Nina Bader executive coordinator Patsy Faulkner office manager Heather Jungemann

ASSISTANT director of volunteer engagement Chelsea Sheridan

zeta beta tau Foundation executive director Faron A. Lewitt, Psi (University of Alabama) 1997

associate director of development Jesse P. Kopp, Delta Eta (Lynn University) 2011

operations manager Nancy Morgan

national permanent endowment fund MANAGING DIRECTOR Anthony (Tony) E. Vukusich

assistant Linda Dunn


PHILANTHROPY DINNER 6:00pm-7:30pm • Thursday, July 20 • Marriott 5


about zeta beta tau foundation The Zeta Beta Tau Foundation is a nonprofit corporation exclusively committed to educational and charitable purposes that assist the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. The Foundation assists the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity by funding scholarships and academic and leadership programs to maximize their personal development and prepare them to be leaders of society. The scholarships and academic and leadership programs funded by the Foundation enhance the overall value of membership in Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity by complementing the collegiate educational experience. Learn more about how to support the Foundation at

about jewish women international JWI is the leading Jewish organization empowering women and girls – through economic literacy; community training; healthy relationship education; and the proliferation of women’s leadership. Inspired by our legacy of progressive women’s leadership and guided by our Jewish values, JWI works to ensure that all women and girls thrive in healthy relationships, control their financial futures and realize the full potential of their personal strength.

about children’s miracle network hospitals Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time, for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that’s one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease. Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals always have their doors open.


CHAMPIONING FOR A CAUSE 7:30pm-8:30pm • Thursday, July 20 • Marriott 6 Brother Norcross was born in Northern California, growing up in Hong Kong and the Philippines due to family manufacturing and trading concerns. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of San Francisco in 1986. After working in the family business for five years, he and his wife Kim Norcross, a native of High Point, returned to North Carolina from San Francisco to found a company specializing in the lodging and gaming sector. Over the span of more than 20 years they orchestrated the supply management of some of the most recognized new construction and renovation projects in the world. Paul entered into the charter school world in 1999, when he and Kim converted the private school they founded in 1997: Phoenix Academy, Inc. The highly respected and successful school was formed to address the unique educational needs of their oldest child, for whom Kim developed the Positive Behavior System, which was subsequently adopted by the Department of Public Instruction as PBIS, or Positive Behavior Intervention and Support; now in over 1,000 schools making a significant difference on the education landscape. As the Co-founder and Chair of the NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools, he was instrumental in the drafting and passage of SB-8, which eliminated the arbitrary cap of 100 schools, and created a sustainable and transparent structure for the organization and its membership. As a private citizen he worked closely with the legislature in drafting and passing virtually every piece of legislation that strengthened the public charter schools in the state. In addition to his business acumen, Brother Norcross is


Kappa Nu (University of San Francisco) 1986 presenting with

MATTHEW J. NORCROSS student, Coastal Carolina University

very active in his community and global philanthropy. In his local community he sits on the local Business and Chamber Board, working on policies and processes to bring a once vibrant community back to its former stature. He recently joined the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Board of Directors. Above all else, the role Brother Norcross is most proud of is husband, then father. His wife of three decades, Kim, is an incredible woman. Their son Matthew Joseph is in fact “The Phoenix.” He is an honor student at Coastal Carolina University ready to graduate and starting his MBA, he is the inspiration and reason for the school. Their daughter Mari Elizabeth is a graduate of UNC and spearheading the IB Programs and Phoenix Academy.

ON THE MAP MOVIE SCREENING 10:00pm-12:00am • Thursday, July 20 • Marriott 7-8 Brothers will have the opportunity to view a screening of ON THE MAP, which tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the of lens of sports, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amidst domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.


SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION PANEL 9:00am-10:15am • Friday, July 21 • Marriott 6

Participants will discuss sexual assault prevention and Title IX’s impact on colleges and universities. Sexual assault continues to be a predominant issue on campuses today. This panel will provide perspectives from a variety of individuals involved with this issue. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to learn more about how they can help to prevent sexual assault and how they are affected by Title IX. The panel will be moderated by International President Norman M. Waas, Esq., Alpha Omega (University of Miami) 1982.

harold and nadine davidson SPONSORED PROGRAM Harold A. Davidson, Ph.D., is a 1965 alumnus of the Alpha Delta Chapter at the University of Southern California, and is a Past International President of Zeta Beta Tau and Executive Trustee of the Alpha Delta Chapter. He is an investment counselor who lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Nadine. The generosity of the Davidsons through the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation has helped make this session a permanent fixture at the International Convention.


Sarah Diaz, MSW

MELISSA KISH Indiana University

Melissa supervises Greek Life and Leadership/ Inclusion Programs at Indiana University. In a volunteer role, she serves Pi Beta Phi as an NPC Document review coordinator. She also facilitates for LeaderShape, UIFI and multiple other programs. She holds undergraduate degrees in Business and Sports Administration and a graduate degree in Sports Administration.

Mahri Irvine, Ph.D. Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault Dr. Irvine is a nationally-recognized educator and researcher whose interests include the cultural causes of gender-based violence; physical and psychological harms caused by violence; motivations and attitudes of perpetrators; and best practices for violence prevention and culture change. Dr. Irvine’s research focuses on rape culture and sexual violence in the United States. She is the Director of Campus Initiatives for the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and she holds an additional position as an adjunct faculty member for the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at American University.

Butler University Sarah Diaz serves as the Associate Director of Health Education and Outreach Programs at Butler University. In her role, Sarah has been responsible for leading the university’s sexual violence prevention efforts and has helped create and improve processes to support survivors. Sarah serves on the National Risk Management Committee for the Chi Omega Fraternity and as a Regional Consultant for BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA, a network for peer health educators and advisors.

Jonathan D. Frieden, Esq. Zeta Beta Tau International Vice President International Vice President Frieden is an e-commerce, technology and intellectual property attorney in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. He is the co-leader of ZBT’s Commission on Sexual Assault Prevention. He’s a 1994 alumnus and past president of the Phi Epsilon Chapter at the University of Virginia. He has been a long-time advisor to Phi Epsilon and served on the Supreme Council for 11 years.


BUSINESS MEETING #1 2:15pm-3:15pm • Friday, July 21 • Marriott 6

AGENDA 1) Call to Order 2) Roll Call 3) Opening Remarks 4) Chapter Banner Presentations 5) Review of Business Proceedings 6) Report of the Credentials Committee 7) Old Business a) 2016 Commission Updates 8) Award Presentation 9) Announcements 10) Recess NOTES


COMMISSION MEETINGS Commissions are designed to be an open forum for COMMISSIONS SCHEDULE undergraduates and alumni alike to discuss important matters for the Fraternity. Commissions are each charged 3:15pm-4:45pm • Friday, July 21 with a specific task or area of discussion upon which those 9:00am-10:00am • Saturday, July 22 who are a part of the commission create recommendations 2:00pm-3:00pm • Saturday, July 22 to present to the Convention body during the final business (if needed) meeting. Commissions are led by brothers and friends of ZBT. See below for descriptions and charges of each of this year’s commissions. Should you have any questions about a commission, please find a staff member to discuss. Commissions will meet during the above times (final time only if necessary). Recruitment and Legacies (Marriott 1)

The commission on Recruitment and Legacies is to discuss the current state of recruitment for chapters and colonies and to create and provide recommendations for the improvement of recruitment resources for undergraduate chapters and colonies. The commission should also discuss the Fraternity’s legacy policy and any recommendations for the policy as well as recommendations for education to the Brotherhood on such policy. A copy of all legacy-related policies and supplemental material will be made available on-site for attendees. Commission Leaders: Craig J. Wild, CPA, Gamma Phi (Hofstra University) 1979 Benjamin S. Tarkoff, Psi (University of Alabama) 2020

Alumni Engagement (Marriott 2)

The commission on Alumni Engagement is to discuss the current state of alumni relations and alumni support within the Fraternity. The commission should create and provide recommendations for the growth and expansion of ZBT alumni services around the world as well as to generate ideas on the types of programs and support ZBT should provide to alumni brothers of ZBT. Further, the commission should discuss ways in which alumni and alumni associations can support events like Founders Day, Roger Williams Day and other ZBT holidays. Commission Leaders: Allan N. Waterman, Beta Pi (California State University-Long Beach) 1970 Steven E. Gold, Alpha Omega (University of Miami) 2000

Sexual Assault Prevention (Marriott 3)

Building on the great work ZBT has done with programs like Safe Smart Dating and Green Light: Go!, the commission on Sexual Assault Prevention is to discuss the current state of the Fraternity’s initiatives for sexual assault prevention. The commission should create and provide recommendations for undergraduate and alumni brothers alike as well as chapters and colonies on how they can continue to educate and address sexual assault on college campuses and more generally in society. The commission will also discuss ways for chapters and alumni to further raise funds and awareness for the Fund for Safe and Healthy Campuses within the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. Commission Leaders: Jonathan D. Frieden, Esq., Phi Epsilon (University of Virginia) 1994 Meredith Jacobs, Jewish Women International

Anti-Hate Programming (Marriott 4)

The commission on Anti-Hate Programming is to discuss the current state of the Fraternity’s programming around anti-Semitism and anti-hate. The commission should create and provide recommendations for improvements to programming and how to provide stronger resources to all chapters and colonies in an effort for brothers to proactively combat hate. The commission will also review the Hate Against One is Hate Against All campaign in an effort to assist with ideas on how to best publicize and implement this campaign in the coming school year. Commission Leaders: Juan A. Gilces, Eta Rho (Florida International University) 2016, The David Project Ben Brownstein, Honorary Brother, StandWithUs


COMMISSION MEETINGS Brotherhood Education (Marriott 7)

The commission on Brotherhood Education is to discuss the current state of THE JOURNEY, the Fraternity’s lifelong brotherhood development program. The commission should create and provide recommendations for personal and professional development opportunities during each year of a brother’s undergraduate and alumni career and highlight recommendations for a stronger program and how to create enhanced resources for all chapters/colonies. Commission Leaders: Nathan D. Fox, Beta Alpha Theta (University of Colorado Boulder) 2009 Dan Wrona, RISE Partnerships, ZBT special project consultant


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BUSINESS MEETING #2 10:00am-11:00am • Saturday, July 22 • Marriott 6

AGENDA 1) Call to Order 2) Roll Call 3) Report of the Credentials Committee 4) New Business a) State of the Fraternity b) State of the National Permanent Endowment Fund c) State of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation 5) Volunteer Recognition 6) Award Presentation 7) Chapter Eternal Memorial Service 8) Announcements 9) Recess NOTES


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IN MEMORIAM It is our custom to memorialize those brothers of our Order who have passed to the Chapter Eternal. On behalf of the Fraternity at large, we extend our sympathy to the families of those Brothers who have passed to the Chapter Eternal. We share with them the sense of loss occasioned by the passing of these true and loyal brothers. Frederick M. Binder, Pi of Phi Alpha (Boston University) 1953 Sol L. Cohen, Pi of Phi Alpha (Boston University) 1956 Irwin Hamin, Pi of Phi Alpha (Boston University) 1960 David Hoffman, Pi of Phi Alpha (Boston University) 1954 Melvin N. Lash, Pi of Phi Alpha (Boston University) 1949 Steven L. Marks, Pi of Phi Alpha (Boston University) Barrie Shore*, Alpha Xi of PEP (Boston University) 1953 Marvin Weinberg*, Alpha Xi of PEP (Boston University) 1943 Samuel P. Epstein*, Beta Eta of ZBT (Bowling Green State University) 1956 Sean T. Casey, Beta Xi of ZBT (Brooklyn College) 1992 Christian Ramos, Beta Xi of ZBT (Brooklyn College) 2010 Peter Tsentner, Beta Xi of ZBT (Brooklyn College) 1992 Alan Haber, Gamma Beta of ZBT (California State University-Northridge) 1964 Steven Perry*, Lambda of ZBT (Case Western Reserve University) 1969 Dr. Robert I. Sperber, Kappa of PSD (Case Western Reserve University) 1951 Norman Aaronson*, Alpha of ZBT (City College of New York) 1938 Alan M. Ades, Alpha of ZBT (City College of New York) 1949 Paul A. Asmus, Alpha Eta of Phi Alpha (City College of New York) 1971 Morton Pearlman, Alpha of ZBT (College of New York) 1953 Leon Rosenblatt*, Alpha of ZBT (City College of New York) 1949 Dr. Robert F. Brodsky*, Kappa of ZBT (Cornell University) 1946 Richard L. Kaplin*, Kappa of ZBT (Cornell University) 1950 Thomas Slutsker*, Kappa of ZBT (Cornell University) 1954 Edward M. Tavlin, Epsilon of PEP (Cornell University) 1961 Gerald D. Tuton, Iota of PEP (Dickinson College) 1961 Sam D. Liss, Eta Lambda of ZBT (Emory University) 2014 Robert I. Fleder*, Alpha Tau of ZBT (Franklin & Marshall College) 1943 Dr. Harold J. Berman, Gamma of Phi Alpha (Georgetown University) Craig S. Lipka, Gamma Phi of ZBT (Hofstra University) 1981 Merrill Pollinger*, Beta Gamma of ZBT (Indiana University Bloomington) 1950 Zell C. Hurwitz*, Rho of PSD (Johns Hopkins University) 1952 Gerald Katz, Pi of ZBT (Louisiana State University) 1949 Maurice Raphael*, Pi of ZBT (Louisiana State University) 1940 James (Robin) T. Romanek, Gamma Epsilon (Marshall University) 1970 William P. Kelley, Xi of ZBT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 1985 David L. Abramowitz, Upsilon of ZBT (McGill University) 1937 Frank A. Sessa, Jr., Alpha Nu of PEP (Muhlenberg College) 1992 Jerome Kaufman, Gamma of ZBT (New York University) 1939 Richard H. Fassberg, Alpha Rho of PEP (Ohio University) 1955 Martin A. Shiffman*, Alpha Rho of PEP (Ohio University) 1957 Melvin Weiner, Alpha Rho of PEP (Ohio University) 1952 Harold Winkler*, Alpha Delta of PSD (Ohio University) 1959 Dr. Erwin Lesser*, Alpha Psi of ZBT (Pennsylvania State University) 1950 Richard S. Schwab, Sigma of PSD (Pennsylvania State University) 1965 Ryan Maidenberg, Alpha Alpha of ZBT (Purdue University) 2012 Herbert Harris, Kappa Nu Kappa of ZBT (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) 1938 Gerald S. Block*, Beta Mu of ZBT (Rider University) 1959 Sheldon Denburg*, Beta Delta of ZBT (Rutgers State University of New Jersey) 1949 Barry Kwalick, Beta Delta of ZBT (Rutgers State University of New Jersey) 1963 William Cohen, Beta Delta of ZBT (Rutgers State University of New Jersey) 1982 Robert Villa, Beta Lambda of ZBT (San Diego State University) 1972 Lawrence Davis*, Beta of ZBT (SUNY Downstate Medical Center) 1949 Burton S. Oranburg, Omicron of ZBT (Syracuse University) 1947 Alfred G. Rice, Jr.*, Omicron of ZBT (Syracuse University) 1961 Stanley J. Bass*, Omicron of PSD (The Ohio State University) 1949 Philip R. Bradley*, Alpha Omicron of PEP (The Ohio State University) 1947 Martin Lebowitz, Omicron of PSD (The Ohio State University) 1967 James M. Yasinow*, Nu of ZBT (The Ohio State University) 1953 Arnold Marks, Alpha Pi of ZBT (The U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 1950 Jose L Rivera, Omicron of ZBT (Tufts University) 2012 Steven M. Benzuly, Sigma of ZBT (Tulane University) 1974 Robert H. Weiner, Zeta of KN (University at Buffalo) Kalman Gordon*, Psi of ZBT (University of Alabama) 1959 Dr. Robert H. Keller, Psi of ZBT( University of Alabama) 1956 Eugene J. Plotka, Pi of KN (University of Alabama) 1949 Shaun L. Sklar, Alpha Omicron of ZBT (University of Arizona) 2012 Thomas P. Eisenstadt, Alpha Rho of ZBT (University of California-Los Angeles) 1957 Paul Gader, Alpha Rho of ZBT (University of California-Los Angeles) 1947 Frederick Gilbert*, Alpha Rho of ZBT (University of California-Los Angeles) 1941 M. Jeff King*, Alpha Rho of ZBT (University of California-Los Angeles) 1961

Longtime Alpha Omega Trustee MORRIS N. BROAD*, alpha omega of ZBT

Television personality CHUCK BARRIS, alpha omega of ZBT (University of Miami)

(University of Miami) 1956

Past Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Director HON. KENITH D. BLOOM*, ALPHA EPSILON of PSD (Syracuse University) 1950

Undergraduate NICOLAS M. DE LAVALETTE, alpha omega of ZBT (University of Miami) 2017

Famous musician LEONARD COHEN, UPSILON of ZBT (McGill University) 1955

Past International STEPHEN STEINBERG,* GAMMA DELTA of ZBT Treasurer (Long Island U.-C.W. Post) 1964 Ronald B. Labowe*, Alpha Beta of PSD (University of California-Los Angeles) 1953 Marc G. Sloan, Alpha Rho of ZBT (University of California-Los Angeles) 1985 Dr. Jonas Cohler, Beta Alpha of ZBT (University of Colorado Boulder) 1956 Jack N. Hyatt, Theta of PSD (University of Colorado Boulder) 1963 Philip H. Karsh, Theta of PSD (University of Colorado Boulder) 1957 Robert E. Loup, Theta of PSD (University of Colorado Boulder) 1951 Milton J. Waxman, Beta Alpha of ZBT (University of Colorado Boulder) 1949 Benjie N. Freiberger*, Iota of PSD (University of Denver) 1981 Earl T. Greinetz*, Iota of PSD (University of Denver) 1953 Harvey F. Levin, Iota of PSD (University of Denver) 1968 Steven A. Newman, Iota of PSD (University of Denver) 1973 Richard S. Weiner, Iota of PSD (University of Denver) 1962 Michael J. Grey*, Alpha Lambda of PSD (University of Detroit-Mercy) 1958 James M. Pepper, Mu of PEP (University of Georgia) 1969 Lawrence M. Adelman, Rho of ZBT (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1967 Harold J. Benzuly*, Psi of PEP (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1947 Peter Hermann, Rho of ZBT (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1958 Frederick M. Linkon, Rho of ZBT (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1958 Clarence O. Redman, Rho of ZBT (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1964 Charles M. Stern, Rho of ZBT (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1948 Robert E. Wien, Rho of ZBT (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 1947 Dr. Michael Birnbaum*, Beta Zeta of ZBT (U. of Maryland-College Park) 1960 Allan Brockman, Alpha Mu of PSD (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) 1960 Paul Bloomgarden*, Alpha Omega of ZBT (University of Miami) 1965 Charles (Chuck) Himmel, Alpha Omega of ZBT (University of Miami) 1954 Brett P. Schwartz, Alpha Omega of ZBT (University of Miami) 2013 Leonard Treister, Alpha Omega of ZBT (University of Miami) 1950 Daniel Danton, Phi of ZBT (University of Michigan) 1953 Philip Winn, Phi of ZBT (University of Michigan) 1948 James Bikson*, Omega of ZBT (University of Missouri) 1951 Lee G. Chazen*, Omega of ZBT (University of Missouri) 1964 John S. Steiner*, Omega of ZBT (University of Missouri) 1967 Norman Smeerin, Alpha Theta of ZBT (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) 1944 Louis D. Coddon, II, Eta of PEP (University of Pennsylvania) 1967 Christopher J. Tinley, Kappa Nu of ZBT (University of San Francisco) 1983 Roger L. Pickar, Phi of PSD (University of Vermont) 1965 Bert A. Nachman, Nu of PEP (University of Virginia) 1950 Andrew M. Blumberg, M.D., Pi of PSD (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 1970 Newell I. Rosen*, Zeta Beta Tau 1953 John Raphael, Alpha Epsilon of ZBT (Washington and Lee University) 1964 David Wolf, Jr., Alpha Epsilon of ZBT (Washington and Lee University) 1951 William M. Friedman, Alpha Xi of ZBT (Washington University-St.Louis) 1960 Richard Marblestone, Alpha Xi of ZBT (Washington University-St.Louis) 1954 Bernard Weitzman*, Alpha Xi of ZBT (Washington University-St.Louis) 1952 Leonard Zellinger*, Alpha Xi of ZBT (Washington University-St.Louis) 1951 *Denotes Zeta Beta Tau Foundation donor



RONALD M. MANKOFF ALUMNI PANEL 11:00am-12:30pm • Saturday, July 22 • Marriott 6

The Ronald M. Mankoff Alumni Panel is a leadership program set in a talk show style format which engages both undergraduate and alumni attendees as the panelists share career and life stories and advice. Attendees interact with the panelists through a question and answer dialogue. The Ronald M. Mankoff Alumni Panel started in 2010 and has remained a popular session at International Convention.

RON AND JOY MANKOFF SPONSORED PROGRAM Ronald M. Mankoff, Beta Iota (University of Minnesota) 1954, is the co-founder, along with his wife, Joy, of the Mankoff Family Foundation. A retired Dallas attorney, Brother Mankoff was active in the Dallas legal community for more than 45 years and served in senior leadership positions in many local and national organizations.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS Brother Fischell received his BSME Discover magazine gave Dr. Fischell degree from Duke University and MS their annual award for Technology and ScD (honorary) degrees from the for Humanity. In 2005 he received University of Maryland. the TED award (with a $100,000 Dr. Fischell was employed at the prize) for contributions to medical Johns Hopkins University, Applied technology. Also in 2005 Dr. Physics Laboratory for 25 years Fischell provided a philanthropic where he actively developed more gift of $30 million to create and than 50 spacecraft for the U.S. Navy fund the Fischell Department of and for NASA. Starting in 1969, Dr. Bioengineering at the University of Fischell began the formation of 15 Maryland. private companies that licensed his In 2007 he received the prestigious patents on medical devices including Woodrow Wilson Prize for Public heart pacemakers, defibrillators, Service from the Woodrow Wilson Alpha Upsilon coronary stents and devices to treat Society for Scholars. In May 2008 (Duke Univesity) 1951 he received an honorary degree as epilepsy and migraine headaches. Brother Fischell is a prolific inventor Doctor of Humane Letters from the with over 200 issued U.S. and foreign patents that Johns Hopkins University in recognition of his many have been the basis for medical devices that have contributions for the betterment of mankind. In the been implanted in more than 10 million patients first half of the year 2016 he received the Lifetime on a worldwide basis. Dr. Fischell’s honors include Achievement Award from the Technical Council of Inventor of the Year for the USA in 1984, election to Maryland, election as a Fellow of the National the National Academy of Engineering in 1996 and Academy of Inventors, and on May 17, 2016, at the several medals for distinguished accomplishments White House, he received from President Obama the in science, engineering and innovation. In 2004, National Medal for Technology and Innovation.


Brother Seidman was initiated into the Epsilon Mu Chapter at the University of Kansas in the fall of 2011. Over the next four years, Eli held such positions as chapter president, treasurer, and chief justice. In addition, he served as an undergraduate director of the Supreme Council from 2013-2015. Upon graduating with a business degree in 2015, he began working Epsilon Mu (University of on a plan to open a restaurant. Less than one year later Eli opened the doors to Eli’s Sandwich Shoppe Kansas) 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana. He now oversees close to 20 employees and is enjoying the challenges of being a young entrepreneur.



Brother Rudman has recovered laws. Thereafter, he joined one of hundreds of millions of dollars for the largest corporate law firms in shareholders and is an active speaker the country, where he represented and writer on securities law matters. public companies in the defense He is a founding member of Robbins of securities class actions and Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, a member also handled white-collar criminal of the executive and management defense matters. committees, and manages the firm’s Brother Rudman is an active New York offices. His 22-year securities speaker on securities law matters. practice focuses on recognizing and He has spoken at programs investigating securities fraud, and sponsored by the Practicing Law initiating securities and shareholderclass Institute, including: Securities actions to vindicate shareholder rights Litigation & Enforcement Institute and recover shareholder losses. and Response to Ponzi and Other Epsilon Delta Brother Rudman graduated from Schemes: Alternative Investment (Binghamton University) Funds under Scrutiny. He has also Binghamton University with a Bachelor 1989 of Arts degree in Political Science. spoken at the D&O Symposium He received his Juris Doctor degree organized by the Professional from Brooklyn Law School, where he was a Dean’s Liability Underwriting Society. Merit Scholar, a member of the Moot Court Honor Additionally, he has published articles including: Society and the Brooklyn Journal of International “Meaning of Second Circuit’s ‘W.R. Huff’ for Law. Upon graduation from law school, he joined Investment Advisors,” New York Law Journal; the Enforcement Division of the SEC in its New “Back to ‘Novak’: Confidential Witnesses in Fraud York Regional Office as a staff attorney, where he Actions,” New York Law Journal; and “‘Oscar’: was responsible for numerous investigations and Misinterpretation of Fraud-on-the-Market Theory,” prosecutions of violations of the federal securities New York Law Journal.


ABOUT THE MODERATOR corporations, nonprofits and trade Since 1997, Brother Aarons has associations in the creation of their been the owner of The Aarons strategic plans and has developed Company LLC, a public policy and implemented speakers’ bureaus consulting firm specializing in and other communications vehicles for legislative representation, coalition communications campaigns, legislative building, business management, initiatives and ballot propositions. seminar and strategic planning Aarons has been a Senior Research facilitation and grass roots advocacy. Fellow for the Lewisville, TexasHis client base contains a broad based Institute for Policy Innovation portfolio of private sector, trade and is a regular faculty member association and nonprofit think tanks, for the Arlington, Virginia based corporations and organizations as Leadership Institute facilitating and well as political subdivisions. Aarons has over 47 years of instructing at their schools at scores Gamma Tau (Arizona of locations around the United States experience in policy development, State University) 1971 and internationally since 1999. public affairs implementation and lobbying in the Arizona Legislature, Aarons served six years on the other state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. Glendale and Maricopa County Zoning and Planning His expertise includes economic development, Commissions; has been a member of the Arizona telecommunications, taxation, tourism and health Academy since 1974; and, serves on numerous care among other areas as well as campaign boards and commissions including the Maricopa management, fundraising and strategic planning. County Judicial Selection Commission, Arizona He facilitates seminars on a multitude of topics Legislative Governmental Mall Commission and five including public policy, coalition building, grass years as President of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. roots advocacy, campaign management, message Brother Aarons and his wife, Jody, live in Phoenix, delivery and business management. He has assisted Arizona. They have four children and four grandchildren.



CONCURRENT EDUCATION SESSIONS 2:00pm-3:00pm • Saturday, July 22

Brothers who have completed their commission work may choose from a variety of educational programs to broaden their understanding of the Fraternity or to develop themselves personally. Introduction to Wellness (Marriott 1)

Presenter: Nancy Schwartz, Assistant Director of Wellness and Harm Reduction, Zeta Beta Tau While risk management is still very much a priority in the fraternal world and within ZBT, wellness and prevention education are becoming increasingly more important facets of the fraternity experience. Wellness extends beyond physical fitness and is comprised of six distinct parts that contribute to your success in many areas of life. This session will provide an introductory overview of what wellness is, how it relates to your experience as a ZBT and the ways you will see wellness education in action moving forward this year.

Facilitate Service Like a Champion (Marriott 2) Presenter: Sam Kuttner, Fellowship Director, Repair the World Want to amp up your volunteering and philanthropy game? Want to learn how to drive volunteers/ participants to service events and keep them coming? A large part of campus life in the brotherhood is focused on the impact that your chapter can make on its local community and strengthen its legacy of civic engagement. Come join Repair the World and learn about the best practices in recruiting and keeping volunteers engaged. We’ll look at high impact strategies in planning service, recruiting volunteers and facilitating effective Jewish service learning. Participants from this session will leave with the skills necessary to make their next service event meaningful. Participants will leave with actionable skills and next steps in planning effective service, recruiting volunteers and leading meaningful Jewish reflection.

Why Having an Impactful Internship Makes You a Champion (Marriott 3)

Presenters: Max H.L. Mancher, Phi Alpha Alpha (The George Washington University) 2015, Campus Success Associate at Hillel International Roxanna Donay, Program Director for Israel Experiences & Post-Programs at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Masa Israel Journey Rebecca L. Zuck, Theme-based Programs Director at Onward Israel Jason A. Horowitz, Beta Phi (University of Pittsburgh) 2009, Director of Jewish Programs and Strategic Partnerships, Zeta Beta Tau Join Hillel International, Onward Israel and Masa Israel Journey for an exciting panel on the value of a unique internship. The panel will focus on the different types of internship opportunities their organizations offer and what impact they have seen the experience have on their alumni (with professional growth, career advancement and admission into graduate school programs). Moderated by a ZBT brother and alumnus of an internship program, the panel hopes to showcase how you can take advantage of unique internship opportunities now that can continue to help you be a champion long after the internship ends.

The Art of Fundraising (Marriott 4)

Presenter: Nelson France, Director of Campus and High School Affairs, Jewish National Fund What would you say if we told you that a group of successful, imaginative entrepreneurs is making a tenyear, $1 billion dollar investment in the future of a promising enterprise—one that already has yielded tangible returns, year after year? That bountiful enterprise is, of course, Israel. Those entrepreneurs? That would be you and JNF. Since 1901, Jewish National Fund has been known to many as “the tree-planting organization,” and it has earned that title millions of times over. Since its inception, JNF has planted more than a quarter billion trees in a once-barren land—while creating hundreds of communities, including the bustling metropolis of Tel Aviv. For JNF—which has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance in the past decade, including a 70 percent growth of our campaign—now is a critical time to step back and chart our roadmap for the future. In this program; “The Art of Fundraising”, JNF’s Director of Campus and High School Affairs Nelson France will share fundraising tips for undergraduates to use on campus and in the community. By the end of this program, attendees will have a stronger comprehension of fundraising and the confidence to nurture investments.


CONCURRENT EDUCATION SESSIONS Anti-semitism vs. Legitimate Criticism (Marriott 7)

Presenters: Lauren Feibelman, National Associate Director of Campus Affairs, StandWithUs Ben Brownstein, Mid-Atlantic Campus Director, StandWithUs Rena Nasa, Tri-State Campus Coordinator, StandWithUs This presentation describes how students can differentiate between legitimate criticism of Israel and antiSemitism via a method called the 3Ds – developed by Natan Sharansky, current head of the Jewish Agency in Israel. Anti-Semitism and anti-Israel movements are on the rise on campuses across the US. Unfortunately, this means that students are often faced with hateful rhetoric on campus, both in the classroom and out. When this happens, they have to make a choice between defending Israel or staying silent. Our hope is that this presentation will empower students to speak out and will give them the confidence they need to defend Israel and answer difficult questions.

The Vision for Fraternity Communities and What It Means for Your Experience (Marriott 8)

Presenter: Will Foran, Vice President of Campus Operations, North-American Interfraternity Conference The fraternity experience is under a lot of pressure these days. You probably feel it in your own experience and in your community. In this interactive session, staff from the North-American Interfraternity Conference will discuss today’s fraternity experience and the overall vision for fraternity communities. Through this session, we will talk about the work that Zeta Beta Tau and the other NIC member fraternities are doing to build trust and confidence in the fraternity experience.

So You Want to be a Councilor? (Marriott 9)

Presenter: Laurence A. Bolotin, M.Ed., CAE, Alpha Zeta (University of Florida) 2001, Executive Director, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Are you interested in helping to shape the future of the International Fraternity? Would you like to represent your brothers and discuss ways to make the Fraternity stronger than it’s ever been? Come join current members of the Supreme Council to learn what it takes to become a director of the Supreme Council. In this session, you’ll also gain a better perspective of the Supreme Council’s role and its general responsibilities.

Housing and What the N.P.E.F. Can Do (Marriott 10)

Presenter: Tony Vukusich, Managing Director, N.P.E.F. The National Permanent Endowment Fund supports the acquisition and management of facilities that supplement a comprehensive fraternal experience for ZBT chapters where appropriate. Come learn about the strategic direction of the N.P.E.F., its role and what it takes to acquire a chapter property.

ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA @ZetaBetaTau Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity We hope that you will join us in participating in the online conversation as part of the 2017 International Convention. Online sites, social media, photos and other groups and communication from brothers should never be: • Derogatory toward themselves, the brotherhood or other human beings • Racially or ethnically insensitive • Condoning of drinking, alcohol use, drugs, smoking or any other illegal activity • Depicting behavior unbecoming of a ZBT gentleman • Profane, lewd or vulgar • Representative of pledging or hazing,

@ZBTFraternity Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (closed group) practices the Fraternity has abolished • Out of line with the individual’s or chapter’s university/campus policies • Photos depicting, posted by or identifying ZBT brothers should be in good taste. Photos should not depict nudity, lewd acts or ideas, obscene language or acts, alcohol or appearance of intoxication, drugs or drug use, any illegal acts or inappropriate materials or themes. This includes photos on chapter/colony, campus or personal media. The onus of monitoring chapter and individual communication falls to the individual user.


BUSINESS MEETING #3 4:30pm-6:30pm • Saturday, July 22 • Marriott 6

AGENDA 1) Call to Order 2) Roll Call 3) Report of the Credentials Committee 4) New Business a) Report of the Budget Committee i) Ratify the Fraternity’s 2017-2018 budget b) Report of the Corporate Governance Committee i) Vote on any Constitutional Amendments c) 2017 Commission Reports d) Report of the Resolutions Committee 5) Presentation of the North-American Interfraternity Conference 2017 Laurel Wreath Award 6) Award Presentation 8) Announcements 9) Adjournment



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The Zeta Beta Tau Foundation has awarded over $1,500,000 in leadership grants since its founding. Zeta Beta Tau Foundation support plays an important role in the Fraternity’s educational programs because grants help underwrite portions of the Fraternity’s International Convention, the James E. Greer, Jr. Presidents’ Leadership Academy and the Emerging Leaders Institute. In addition, the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation provides grants for the Israel Advocacy Summit, Hate Against One Is Hate Against All, Chapter Heritage Programming Grants and more.

In the more than 50 years since its beginning, the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Scholarship program has grown from a single $250 scholarship to last year’s award of 50 scholarships totaling over $50,000. The Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling more than $1,500,000 to ZBT Brothers. The minimum scholarship awarded is $1,000. In 2017, awards ranged from $500 to $10,000. The application deadline is February 28, 2018. Apply at!

The scholarships and academic and leadership programs funded by the Foundation enhance the overall value of brotherhood in Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity by complementing the collegiate educational experience.

The Foundation assists the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity by funding scholarships and academic and leadership programs to maximize their personal development and prepare them to be leaders of society.

Gottheil Society The Undergraduate Giving Society of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. The Gottheil Society is specifically designed for undergraduate brothers. To become a member, simply make an unrestricted gift of $18.98 or more to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. Members of the Gottheil Society receive an invitation to a national reception and a membership lapel pin. To attain or renew membership within the Gottheil Society you may make a gift online or by contacting a member of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Staff.

Chapter Specific Funds Does your chapter have a fund? Speak with a staff member of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation to find out and see how you and your chapter can utilize a Chaper Specific Fund! BE A CHAMPION /// 31

OUR MISSION The mission of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (ZBT) is to foster and develop in its Brotherhood the tenets of its Credo: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love, in order to prepare its brothers for positions of leadership and service within their communities. Mindful of its founding in 1898 as the world’s first Jewish Fraternity, ZBT will preserve and cultivate its relationships within the Jewish community. Since 1954, ZBT has been committed to its policy of non-sectarian Brotherhood, and values the diversity of its Brotherhood. ZBT will recruit and initiate men of good character, regardless of religion, race or creed who are accepting of these principles.

OUR CREDO At the 1963 Convention in San Francisco, a dozen or so chapter presidents were concerned about the wave of anti-establishment feeling which was emerging throughout the country, particularly as this manifested itself on college campuses in growing anti-fraternity sentiment. They determined to draw up a resolution that would serve as an effective response – at least so far as ZBT was concerned – to those who claimed fraternities were irrelevant and had outgrown their usefulness. The resolution, which the Convention adopted overwhelmingly, became so widely quoted during the turbulent years of the 1960s that it became known as the “Credo” of Zeta Beta Tau. The Credo states: We, the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, believe that the development of the individual as a responsible, mature member of society is the primary goal of the university today. We believe that fraternity offers to the university community a unique, desirable and successful means of achieving this goal. In fulfilling the purposes of fraternity, we dedicate ourselves to the principles of: INTELLECTUAL AWARENESS. Fraternity creates an atmosphere conducive to the expansion of the individual’s intellectual horizons, the interchange of ideas within the academic community and the pursuit of scholastic excellence. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. Fraternity requires the individual to commit himself and accept his responsibility to participate. INTEGRITY. Fraternity generates a standard of personal integrity – a framework for the individual to maintain honesty, exhibit loyalty and retain a sense of selfdiscipline. BROTHERLY LOVE. Fraternity inspires and expresses the interrelation of the individual with his fellows, his pride in the institution and respect for the wisdom of its tradition.

2017 International Convention Program  

Resources for brothers and guests joining us in Indianapolis from July 20 to 22, 2017!

2017 International Convention Program  

Resources for brothers and guests joining us in Indianapolis from July 20 to 22, 2017!