The Alpha Epsilon of Chi Psi Re-Founding Capital Campaign

Ways to Give

Give Online

Click the buttons below to make a one-time gift online, or to set up automatic recurring card payments.

Make a Pledge

Pledges may be paid over a period of 3 to 5 years.

*If you plan to make a one-time payment to fulfill your pledge, you are not required to submit a pledge form.

Broaden Your Impact with Matching Funds

The Richard Burns E’68 and Elizabeth Murphy Burns Matching Fund will generously match twenty $25,000 pledges at 50 cents on the dollar. Only 11 more matching gifts are available. Claim yours today by submitting your $25,000 pledge.

Alternative Giving Methods

Click the button to read about our options for planned and major giving, including estate planning, gifts from IRAs for tax-free charitable giving, and gifts of stock.

Call the Donation Hotline

To give on the phone, call 1-800-975-6699 and press 1 on the call menu. Make sure you have your card information at the ready. Let the operator know you’re contributing to the Alpha Epsilon of Chi Psi Re-Founding Capital Campaign, and specify whether your gift should go to the Lodge Fund or the Epsilon Educational Endowment.

Mail a Check

(1) Checks for the Lodge Fund should be made payable to “The Epsilon Trustee Corporation” with “Re-Founding Campaign Pledge Payment” in the memo line and mailed to our donation processing center listed below.

(2) Checks for the Epsilon Educational Endowment should be made payable to “The Epsilon Educational Endowment” with “Re-Founding Campaign Pledge Payment” in the memo line and mailed to our donation processing center listed below.

*If you would like to give to both the Lodge Fund and the Epsilon Educational Endowment, you MUST write two separate checks.

Mail checks to this address:
 
Alpha Epsilon of Chi Psi
Alumni Relations Processing Center
P.O. Box 7007
Albert Lea, MN 56007-8007
Thank You for Giving Back!

*NOTE: Gifts for the Epsilon Educational Endowment are tax-deductible. Acknowledgment letters suitable as 501(c)(3) receipts will be sent to your mailing address. Gifts for the Lodge Fund are NOT tax-deductible. All donations are considered final and non-refundable.

Campaign Brochure

 

Learn about our case statement, use of funds, new operating model, and more.

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.

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions for the Re-Founding Campaign

Total Alumni Commitments

See the most recent campaign giving pyramid, which details total cash and pledges to the Re-Founding Campaign, and the Honor Roll of Donors, which lists the names of all Brothers who have contributed or pledged to the campaign so far.

Giving Levels

CHI PSI VICTORS $250,000+
BADGE CLUB $100,000
FOUNDERS CLUB $50,000
LODGE CLUB $25,000
GOLD CLUB $10,000
PURPLE CLUB $5,000
ACTIVE CLUB $1,000
SUPPORTERS OTHER AMOUNT

Save the Date: Alumni Event

We hope you save the date and join us at the Lodge on October 14, 2022, for our annual Chi Psi banquet. We’ll be celebrating the conclusion of our Re-Founding Campaign at this time with alumni and the Re-Founding Class, and installing a permanent plaque to be displayed in the Lodge listing the names of all those Brothers who contributed. The next day, October 15, we’ll enjoy the UMich vs. Penn State game together.