Alumni – In this update I will cover the following topics:
• Chapter Investment Fund Matching Opportunity Update
• Spring ’14 Rush Bid Night
• 2nd Annual Gamma Alumni/Active Family Day Event
Chapter Investment Fund Matching Opportunity – Deadline to match is next Friday, 1/31
As communicated in mid-December, we have a unique opportunity to have your tax-deductible donation to our Chapter Investment Fund matched by a generous alum. Deadline to do this is 1/31/14. As of Dec 31, 2013, we have collected $6,300 towards the goal of $20,000 from several alumni and one parent (Linda Deftos). The money raised will go towards funding our Gamma Scholars Program. The Gamma Scholars Program was created a couple of years ago to award two annual scholarships from our Chapter Investment Fund. The two scholarships are the following:
Stephen Deftos Memorial Scholarship – Highest award for an active member. Recognizes strong commitment to academic excellence and scholarly pursuits. Outside the classroom, they distinguish themselves through contributions to the Chapter, Cal campus and broader community.
Jeff Chang Memorial Scholarship – Highest award for the previous Fall’s pledge class member. Recognizes strong commitment to academic excellence and scholarly pursuits. Outside the classroom, they distinguish themselves through contributions to the Chapter, Cal campus and broader community.
Please consider making a donation by next Friday, 1/31 to have your funds matched. If you are interested in donating you can do it using one of the following ways:
1. By Mail: Checks payable to Pi Kappa Phi Foundation. Memo Line: Gamma CIF, Sent to: PO Box 240526, Charlotte, NC 28224
2. By Phone: Donors may call Carrie Clifford at (800) 929-1904
3. By Stock Transfer: Donors interested in donating stock should contact Marvin Hackney, CFO at (800) 929-1904
Spring ’14 Rush Bid Night, Friday, 1/31 @ 7 pm
Formal Spring ’14 rush begins Thursday, 1/23 and runs through the end of the following week. The Chapter conducted a rush retreat in Brentwood, CA on Saturday, 1/18 at a parent’s farm. One of the top 3 reasons listed by active members of why they choose Gamma was the Alumni Network and active involvement they saw from many. The Chapter would love to utilize our Alumni network by inviting you to Formal Bid Night on Friday, 1/31 at the Chapter House around 7 pm. Three Course Dinner will be provided. Please email us if you plan to attend.
2nd Annual Gamma Alumni/Active Family Day Event
The Alumni Association started a tradition last year in the hopes that alums and their families, especially those with children, might get together for an age appropriate Cal event on a yearly basis. The Cal Athletic Office makes this easy by offering great deals on Men’s Basketball group tickets AND offering the following entertainment before games: Kid’s activities (Face Paint, Bouncy House, etc), and Adult activities (Beer Garden).
Please join us for the Colorado game March 8, 3:30 pm* by emailing us in advance. Cost is only $10/kid and $20/adult (we’d like to buy baseline tickets this year). We plan to buy in two batches to get the best seats so please speak up early.
* The activities will start at least 90 minutes prior to tip off.
Thanks for your time,
Juan Serrano, President
Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Association