Capital Campaign

NEW CAMPAIGN GOAL: To raise $20,000 in support of the Chapter House by the end of 2018

After hitting our goal of $10,000 we want to strive for a new goal of $20,000 to continue our support of the Chapter House restoration.

What is the purpose of Delta Pi Properties Inc. Current Capital Campaign?

The goal of this campaign is to raise $20,000 in support of the Chapter House by the end of 2018.  This campaign will allow the alumni association to attend to other areas of interest within the house as we prepare for and welcome prospective new members into our fraternity.  This includes the following additional goals:

  • Renovate, modernize, and attend to immediate infrastructure issues and repairs
  • Establish a Chapter House maintenance fund
  • Increase the scholarship endowment to the benefit of our active brotherhood


How your gift will be used by Delta Pi Properties, Inc.?

  • To fund standard repairs and maintenance for the house
  • To update the following:
    1. Repair and paint the exterior of the house
    2. Completion of an upstairs community bathroom and renovation of the restrooms on the first floor
    3. Central Heat/Air in the house and increase insulation
    4. Privacy fence for security purposes
    5. Repair and finish the basement
How has your gift been used so far by Delta Pi Properties, Inc.?
  • Repaired and replaced the first-floor linoleum flooring with hardwood floors for an estimated cost of $7,000

Why do we need your help?

The Chapter is doing very well and is growing at a steady rate. We currently have 6 active Brothers in the Chapter House and to expect to have a full house potentially by the Fall of 2018. This is due to the rules of the University mandating all Freshmen and Sophomores to live on campus unless their parents live within a 50-mile radius of campus. To maintain the excitement of living in the Chapter House, there are a few things we must address with the house that is both critical and aesthetic. Delta Pi Properties, Inc. needs to repair the exterior of the house and needs a fresh coat of paint to increase the longevity of the house as it continues serving as the Chapter's home. Though the house has central heat and each room has a window unit, the Chapter would love to have central heat and air installed in addition to more insulation to cut on cost on the electric bill and make the house more efficient. The Chapter has also requested that we remodel the upstairs bathroom to serve a community bathroom that can better serve those Brothers living on the second floor of the house.

Additionally, the City of Americus has started a revitalization project for Jackson Street. Some of those plans include a new train depot on Jackson Street that will be completed by December 2018. The location of this depot is right down the street from the Chapter House and will include a new trolley line that will run from the train depot to downtown Americus. The Jackson Street revitalization only increases our desire to improve the exterior of the house to show our commitment to Americus. But we can’t do this without you.


Why should you help?

A gift to this campaign is an investment in the success of the Delta Pi Chapter.  After three great years of recruitment, in response to what can only be described as a brief period of decline and disappointment, the chapter now has 25 members and is back running strong. Great work has been accomplished, and we are looking to start renovations on the house. Chapter membership has returned to the level of quality and character we expect from those who wear our letters. Over the last academic year, the chapter:

  • Increased to 25 active members as of the Spring of 2018.
  • Had a cumulative chapter GPA of 3.08 as of the Spring of 2018  which was the highest of all IFC Fraternities.
  • The Chapter won the Thomas A. Gehring Award for Chapter Excellence Most Improved and Philanthropic Achievement Award in 2017
  • Worked to care for the property and repair it as needed.
  • Voted to raise dues $20 per Brother to contribute additional funds to support the Chapter House, showing their commitment to increasing fiscal sustainability.
  • Successfully obtained accreditation by the National Office for the Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 Semesters, qualifying the chapter for financial incentives from the National Office.
  • Restored time-honored traditions such as Chakett Ball and Winter Moose, as well as reestablished Alumnus, Brother and New Brother of the Year Awards. 


Recognition Levels

Donors to the campaign will be recognized within the following donation levels, as part of an honor wall to be placed in the house – listing the names of those who have committed their support to the Chapter House.  The honor wall will be maintained and renewed every year beginning July 1st. In the First Year, we will have a dedication for the first Honor Wall Donors!


Recognition Level

Sample Gift Amount
for recurring payments

Monthly
Payment

Circle of 1824
$1000 and up

$1,000

$83.34

Moose Circle
$750 - $999

$750

$62.50

Scarlet Circle
$500 - $749

$500

$41.67

Blue Circle
$250 - $499

$250

$20.84

D2 Circle
$1 - $249

$100

$8.34

Those giving a minimum of $250 will automatically receive a one-year membership in the Delta Pi Properties Inc. alumni association. 

Are gifts and pledges tax deductible?

Unfortunately, general gifts to the alumni association for the chapter house are not deductible by federal law.  However, gifts designated for educational purposes (library, technology, etc.) can be made to the Delta Pi Chapter Excellence Fund, maintained by the Chi Phi Education Trust.  Gifts to the Chapter Excellence Fund are tax-deductible, but are narrowly restricted by the educational purpose obligation required by the IRS.  Gifts to the Alumni Association and the Delta Pi Chapter Excellence Fund are welcomed and will greatly benefit the Chapter.  That said, any gift that can be prioritized to the Alumni Association for the Chapterhouse will make a greater impact on our ability to keep up regular repairs to the house and additions as well.