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The Alpha Epsilon of Chi Psi Re-Founding Capital Campaign

There are several long-overdue building system replacements and upgrades planned for the coming year, including:

  • The complete replacement of the Lodge’s current steam heating infrastructure with a modern forced-air system to provide both heating and cooling to the building;
  • Replacement and repairs to the plumbing and electrical systems including upgrades to electrical power, safety systems, storm, and sanitary sewer systems;
  • Further enhancements to the sleeping rooms including updated furnishings, closet storage systems, and lighting;
  • Repairs to structural elements, including the front porch, chimneys, and foundation.

Gifts to the Epsilon Trustee Corporation’s Lodge Fund will subsidize these projects. Gifts to the Lodge Fund are not tax-deductible.

Recruiting and retaining the best young men into the new colony—men of high intellect, mature bearing, and of course, gentlemanly behavior—will be a key factor in its success. A substantial endowment will make it possible to offer meaningful scholarships for educational programs and for undergraduate Brothers who might otherwise not be able to afford the Chi Psi experience. At the same time, scholarships can offer a recruiting advantage to the Lodge and will permanently wed the notion of membership in Chi Psi to the principle of the in-Lodge experience in which our alumni fervently believe.

Contributions to the Epsilon Educational Endowment are tax-deductible. Acknowledgment letters suitable as 501(c)(3) receipts will be sent to your mailing address.

Learn more about our options for planned and major giving, including estate planning, gifts from IRAs for tax-free charitable giving, as well as stocks.

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

The Alpha Epsilon of Chi Psi Re-Founding Capital Campaign

Most of us who joined Alpha Epsilon of Chi Psi would agree that our years at the Lodge made us the men we are today. Now, with the re-founding of Alpha Epsilon underway, it’s time for those of us who owe so much of who we are to our years at 620 S. State Street to play a meaningful role in shaping the future of the fraternity and the lives of new generations of Chi Psis.

In order for us to achieve our shared goal of both re-founding the fraternity and ensuring that the circumstances that led to the Alpha’s dormancy in 2016 never repeat themselves the Alpha Epsilon of Chi Psi Re-Founding Capital Campaign has been formed with two critical areas of focus:

  • Substantial upgrades to the Lodge that will maintain and enhance its historic living spaces while providing modern academic and gathering spaces, as well as much-needed upgrades to mechanical and life-safety systems, so that the Lodge can be enjoyed by both undergraduates and alumni well into the 21st Century.
  • Recapitalization of the Epsilon Educational Endowment to make the Chi Psi experience available through scholarships to Brothers for whom it is financially out of reach, and to provide ongoing financial support to the educational activities at the Lodge.

Read more about this important initiative in our Campaign Brochure, and recall your own experience and consider how you can help to pay it forward for the future of the fraternity.

Thank You for Giving Back!

A rendering of the planned basement renovation, an homage to Epsilon’s first Lodge.

Members of the Re-Founding Class attend a formal dinner at the Lodge.

Giving Levels

CHI PSI VICTORS – $250,000+
BADGE CLUB – $100,000
LODGE CLUB – $25,000
GOLD CLUB – $10,000
PURPLE CLUB – $5,000
ACTIVE CLUB – $1,000

The pyramid represents the typical donor/dollar breakout of a $2 million capital campaign project, not limitations on gift amounts or donor participation.

All donations are considered final and non-refundable.