With all the unusual things that have taken place in the first half of this year, we decided to delay the kickoff of our 2020 Alpha Iota Educational Foundation Annual Campaign until now. While a good bit of uncertainty still remains, our hope is that you have remained healthy, weathered these challenging times, and extended your helping hand to those not as fortunate.
Now, more than ever, college graduates must be ready to make strong immediate and positive contributions to our society. The leadership, organizational, and ethical opportunities our Brothers will be exposed to during their fraternal experiences will be of tremendous benefit to them — and to us!
We recently learned of Indiana University’s plan to reopen the school on schedule in late August, and we look forward to seeing our undergraduate Brothers return to campus after the most unusual spring semester since WWII. Our Chapter House will be ready for them with major renovations to the second floor scheduled for completion by the end of July by our Realty Corporation.
Our undergraduate Chapter stays strong by focusing on brotherhood, leadership, and scholarship. The Alpha Iota Educational Foundation focuses on encouraging good academic achievement by providing individual scholarships that our undergraduates can compete for through a formal application process. Your support of this Foundation will help provide scholarships for many years and help our future members stay focused on excellence while they are on campus.
This past year, we were able to grant $18,000 of scholarships to six students ($3,000 each) from our scholarship funds.
We had a very successful campaign again last year, raising over $30,000 from 60 alumni. Kevin McIntosh ’80 commented that “living in Bloomington gives me the unique opportunity to see the positive impact our alumni support has on the Chapter and I look forward to continuing my support.” We are also pleased to announce that Jeff Milbourn ’98 and John Beaumont ’99 joined the Board of Directors of the Foundation this year and we look forward to their help guiding our future.
Please support our Chapter by joining the 60 Brothers who gave in 2019 and make a contribution to the 2020 Alpha Iota Educational Foundation Annual Campaign.
Our campaign goal this year is to exceed $25,000 in contributions and increase our donor participation to over 100 brothers. We need your help to achieve these goals so please make a donation today.
Your contribution is fully tax deductible, so please make a gift today by clicking on the “Make a Gift” button on the right hand side of this page or printing and mailing the gift form available here.
Thank you again for your continued support. Please contact me directly with any questions.
Alpha Iota Educational Foundation