2021 FOUNDERS DAY OF GIVING

795
Donors
115% of 690 Donor goal
$263,015
Donated
This campaign ended on February 21, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Phi Kappa Psi Foundation by clicking here!
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Andrew Deutsch photoAndrew Deutsch matched $169

Joel Silver photoJoel Silver matched $375

An Anonymous Donorkent newmark matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMatt Zaft matched $1,051

An Anonymous DonorChristopher Hedberg matched $1,690

An Anonymous DonorGary Short matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorFred Hegele matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAri Officer matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorBob Dudley matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorPhi Kappa Psi Foundation Trustees matched $6,000

An Anonymous DonorPhi Kappa Psi Foundation Trustees matched $6,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $20,000
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Mike Flechas photoMike Flechas gave $500

Jim Paponetti photoJim Paponetti gave $1,000
Incentives
Donate $169
Make a gift of $169 to receive an exclusive pair of Phi Psi socks!

Donate $18.52
Join the Letterman & Moore Society (L&M Society), an annual gift club of the Foundation EXCLUSIVELY FOR UNDERGRADUATE BROTHERS who make annual contributions of $18.52 of more, and receive a society-specific lapel pin.

Donate $250
Join the Bridge Builder Society, an annual gift club of the Foundation recognizing members and friends who make annual contributions of $250 or more, and receive a society-specific lapel pin and an exclusive pair of Phi Psi socks.

Donate $1,000
Join the Founders League, the foremost annual gift club of the Foundation recognizing the dedicated and loyal members and friends who generously give $1,000 or more annually, and receive a society-specific pair of cufflinks and an exclusive pair of Phi Psi socks.
About

On this 169th anniversary of Founders Day, Phi Psi celebrates our founding and enduring purpose; The Great Joy of Serving Others!

In 1850, as a typhoid fever epidemic hit Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, and many left to escape the spread, Founders William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore decided to stay and care for their ill classmates. The bond formed between Letterman and Moore inspired them to establish a brotherhood built upon the idea of The Great Joy of Serving Others, and February 19, 1852, Phi Kappa Psi was formed.


169 years later, this bond lives on through our 80,000+ living alumni and on over 100 campuses nationwide.

Now is time to honor Letterman and Moore by providing the funding to move the organization forward for the next 169 years. With your support, Phi Psi provides opportunities for young men to make incremental changes to their decisions, ways of thinking, and understanding of, treatment of, and service to others. 

In a nod to our anniversary, we are seeking 690 donations. Make a gift and challenge your brothers to do the same by becoming an advocate for Phi Psi!

Updates
Thank You!

For making the 2021 Founders Day of Giving campaign a success! Over 775 Phi Psi Alumni, Undergraduates and Friends made a contribution to this year’s effort, which far exceeds our goal of 690.

 And the gifts keep trickling in. 

 If you missed our final video post, you may want to take a few minutes to take it in; it is a series of testimonials about Phi Psi.  There’s something in it for everyone!

 Phi Psi’s Founders Letterman and Moore were honored with over $259,000 in support.  It will take a few days to really dig in and see where all the dollars landed, but suffice it to say, we had a great boost to the unrestricted Phi Psi Fund as well as very solid participation in the “Chapter Challenge” which routed gifts to individual restricted chapter funds or other specifically restricted funds. 

 We are pleased to announce the results of the Chapter Challenge…and the winners are!

              •  The $1,000 first place prizes go to Ashland & Towson! 

              •  The $750 second place prizes go to Minnesota & Akron! 

              •  The $500 third place prizes go to Minnesota-Duluth & Butler! 

These chapters had the highest percentage of alumni and undergraduates who made a gift.  It was a close competition that lasted until the bitter-end at 3am. A BIG thank you to everyone who made a gift in support of their chapter. 

 As Phi Psi emerges from a very challenging year and chapters are returning to some new realities of recruitment and chapter life, this huge vote of support will certainly serve as a boost of adrenaline.  Until we meet again…

492 days ago by Adam Morgan
Your Brothers Wanted to Share Their Phi Psi Stories

All week, Phi Psis from across the country have shared what Phi Psi means to them, why they joined, why they serve and what drives them to give back. It's time to share their stories. 

493 days ago by Ryan Parker
VERY close

Donors and Advocates, 

We are within striking distance of reaching what was an ambitious goal of 690 donors.  Our team felt this lofty goal was appropriate given the kind of year 2020 was and the energy so many chapters have right now in 2021.  I am personally so proud that our alumni and undergrads are stepping up.  

Let's keep pushing tonight.  The more we raise, the more we can invest in Phi Kappa Psi!  

For Phi Kappa Psi...

493 days ago by Drew
$100 match per each new donor! Advocate-Exclusive

A Phi Psi alum just stepped up to make an offer.  He will give $100 per donor up to $20,000.  That's 200 donors and no matter how big the gift is, he'll give $100.  That's some serious incentive, folks.  Do your part.  Make a gift and ask others to as well.  

493 days ago by Drew
Chapter Challenge *Update*

At 11 p.m. ET, we're closer than ever! Minnesota Delta slips past Indiana Theta! Remember - the contest runs till Midnight! Will we see a comback?

If you want to make the podiums become an advocate and share the challenge with your chapter brothers.

                                Chapter Challenge Leaderboard!

                        




494 days ago by Adam Morgan
Chapter Challenge

It's time to drive a little chapter competition!

The Foundation's trustees have offered a challenge that could earn your chapter's fund an award of up to $1,000. We are tracking gifts made by alumni and undergraduates against our list of chapter members.

The chapters that place top three in participation* at the end of day of giving on Friday will receive an award to their chapter's fund of $1,000, $750 and $500 respectively. A gift of $5 or more to any fund will count toward the total participation percentage.

If you haven't already done so, now is the perfect opportunity to become an advocate and challenge your chapter brothers to make a gift.

*Participation will be based off of the percentage of alumni and undergraduates that make gifts compared to the total number of living alumni for whom we have contact information for the chapter.

494 days ago by Ryan Parker
215 donors and nearly $55,000!

Less than 12 hours into a 48 hour Founders Day campaign and we're seeing strong support from Phi Psi alumni!  

Spread the word and encourage others to give!.  Someone paid it forward before you, now its your turn to pay it forward for someone else....onward!  

Hi, Hi, Hi!

494 days ago by Drew
169 donors for 169 years!!

495 days ago by Drew

Donor Map
Phi Psi Giving by Class YearThe Phi Psi Giving by Class Year reflects giving from Phi Psi Alumni, Phi Psi Undergraduates
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
202315$183
202214$147
201513$521
202110$178
201710$1,508
202010$308
200310$1,338
200010$1,975
201410$664
199910$2,223
200610$6,737
200910$1,383
20249$122
20169$276
19809$4,485
20019$668
19938$1,808
20128$605
19888$1,452
20047$1,174
19707$2,002
19867$1,923
20027$10,359
19687$1,969
20187$846
19756$775
20106$291
19726$1,638
19816$599
19976$990
19986$1,281
20056$444
19956$2,345
20086$751
19745$5,719
19635$2,800
19825$963
20075$226
20195$137
19875$1,530
19795$2,021
19765$702
19905$870
19604$6,075
19694$1,225
19964$20,402
19644$371
19894$1,915
19714$260
19623$5,280
20133$156
19733$127
19843$550
19542$600
19772$269
19552$750
19562$221
19672$350
19782$221
19582$2,100
19912$152
19852$71
19922$135
19611$30
19571$25
19441$75
20251$5
19941$1,051
19531$169
20111$250
19481$169
19651$25
19661$100
Phi Psi Giving by Fund
FundDonors$ Raised
226$76,275
45$1,567
43$12,115
19$646
18$1,959
13$1,375
11$6,148
11$245
9$3,229
8$443
8$514
7$1,004
6$792
5$304
5$1,254
5$1,454
5$227
4$329
4$1,685
4$314
4$827
3$117
3$5,500
3$145
3$402
3$4,052
3$2,195
3$321
3$519
2$115
2$269
2$269
2$35
2$75
2$588
2$152
2$150
2$194
2$102
2$294
2$275
2$302
2$78
2$200
2$400
2$300
1$50
1$25
1$5,000
1$85
1$200
1$100
1$100
1$125
1$100
1$52
1$52
1$25
1$1,000
1$19
1$19
1$52
1$52
1$52
1$11
1$52
1$25
1$1,000
1$250
1$100
1$250
1$300
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