Are you interested in volunteering with Triangle Fraternity? We are currently looking for volunteers to help support active chapters, alumni chapters, and special projects across the country. There are a wide variety of ways to get involved and volunteer to fit your time availability as well as interests and skill set. From coaching undergraduate chapter leaders to facilitating at a national leadership event and providing support to alumni chapters- there is sure to be a volunteer opportunity for you!
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities near you, please visit complete the Triangle Volunteer Interest Form located at https://bit.ly/Triangle-Volunteer. If you have additional questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact Carrie Loveless, Director of Alumni Engagement & Stewardship at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Example Chapter Coach Roles (Active Chapter Support):
-Academic & Career Readiness Coach
-Alumni Relations Coach
-Marketing and Communications Coach
-New Member Education Coach
-Harm Reduction Coach
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
-Alumni Chapter Officer (if they select this, I typically ask what alumni chapter they are interested in and forward information to the Alumni Chapter President listed since we cannot place these volunteers ourselves)
-Speaking Opportunity (local level or national level)
Chapter Endowment Funds (CEFs) are restricted funds within the Triangle Education Foundation supporting the educational needs of a specific chapter. A CEF provides grants to the designated chapter that can be used for scholarships, educational programs, leadership development initiatives, and improvements to educational space in chapter houses. CEFs are established through tax-deductible contributions from alumni and friends of Triangle who designate their gifts to a specific chapter. Once contributions to a CEF reach $25,000 or more, an annual grant of up to 5 percent of the fund’s value can be made to support qualified initiatives. To date, Chapter Endowment Funds have been established for the following chapters:
Illinois Purdue Ohio State Michigan Michigan State
Rose-Hulman Marquette Iowa State Armour Colorado State
Pittsburgh Houston MSOE Kansas South Dakota Mines
Oklahoma Toledo Penn State Missouri Mines
Michigan Tech Kentucky Utah Penn State Behrend Nebraska*
Minnesota Wisconsin Clemson Cal Poly Pomona Washington
*Nebraska and UCLA have not yet reached $25,000 in contributions needed to support grants.
For “Young Chapters” that do not yet have the alumni base to support funding of a Chapter Endowment Fund, the Triangle Education will provide annual educational grants of $1250 to chapters that are less than 15 years old who commit to working to establish a Chapter Endowment Fund. The “Young Chapters” CEF program is now supporting the following chapters and is open to all new chapters.
UC-San Diego UC-Irvine Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech
“The Chapter Endowment Fund Program is the fastest growing initiative in the Triangle Education Foundation, and it provides chapters the flexibility to fund their educational needs”, said Triangle Education Foundation President Scott Bova. All chapters need at least $5000 available annually to support basic educational needs to avoid overburdening actives and ideally a 30-member chapter would have a CEF of $300,000+ to support $15,000 in annual grant funding.
Information on funding available for 2021-2022 school year has been sent to undergraduate chapter leaders and their coaching team. To access your existing Chapter Endowment Fund please visit http://triangleef.org/how-we-help/chapter-endowment-funds or contact Scott Bova at email@example.com.
If you would like to make a gift to your chapter’s CEF or help create a CEF for a chapter that does not currently have one, please contact Triangle Education Foundation Vice President, Aaron Girson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce that our suite of financial aid program applications are now open. The Foundation offers over $80,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, emergency student loans with 0% interest and income share agreements. These programs help to offset the rising cost of education and ensure that our members have access to financial tools that will help them pay for school. More information about our programs can be found HERE
Did you know that you can make your year-end gift to the Triangle Education Foundation with appreciated stock?
This is one of the easiest and tax advantageous ways to donate- you can claim the full, fair market price of the stock and you avoid
paying the capital gains tax on the share growth!
If you are interested in making this type of gift to the Foundation, please give Amy Buchheit, CFRE, Senior Director of Development a call at 317-203-7759 / email her at email@example.com to get more information or click here to download our form to give to your stock broker.
Don't forget to let us know that you've made your gift so that we can properly thank and acknowledge you for your donation!
As always, if you have any questions about your giving or the work we're doing, please contact Scott Bova, CFRE, President at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-837-9641.
Thank you for your support of Triangle!
The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce that a donor has made a generous gift to ensure every undergraduate member will have a Triangle mask to wear on campus and keep themselves and other safe this fall.
"I am so pleased to share this good news!", remarked Scott Bova, President of the Foundation.
"This donors commitment to Triangle is unmatched. He recognizes all that Triangle provides to undergraduates and alumni and if making this gesture is what ensures that young members can continue to stay on campus, he was happy to provide the funding to do so. Once again, I am reminded that our alumni care about undergraduates and want to give them all the tools they need to be successful."
Masks will be distributed the last week of August, ensuring that they are at chapters before Labor Day.
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Brother Charles “Chuck” Bowman ps56, who joined Chapter Eternal on August 17, 2020 at age 84. He passed away in College Station, TX after a short illness and a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. In addition to his loving wife, children, and grandchildren, Chuck is survived by a brotherhood whose admiration and gratitude will endure forever.
Chuck’s dedication to Triangle Fraternity is clearly evidenced by his outsized legacy, which continues to enrich Triangle Fraternity generally as well as the Penn State chapter specifically. Br. Bowman earned his spot on the Triangle Wall of Fame in 1997 and was recognized as a Penn State Distinguished Alumnus in 1996 — 40 years after his initiation. He channeled his time and energy back into the organization by serving on the Triangle Education Foundation’s Board of Directors from 2002 to 2014. In 2014 the Foundation honored him as a Director Emeritus. In 2012 he created the Chuck Bowman Chapter Endowment Fund for the Penn State chapter.
After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at Penn State and then his M.S. and Ph.D. at Texas A&M University, Chuck took his industry by storm. He rose through the ranks of Gulf Oil: first as a research engineer and supervisor in the 1960s, then General Manager, Vice President, Executive Vice President, and President. Subsequently, he moved to BP America in 1985 to reprise his meteoric climb to the top job as Chairman and CEO.
If anything, Chuck’s accomplishments following his retirement in 1996 were even more outstanding. His contributions to Texas A&M University include serving as the head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering, securing a $20M endowment for that department, and creating an international campus for A&M in Qatar. In recognition for these efforts, the University named him a Distinguished Alumnus in 2016. Chuck also created several Penn State endowments for energy and petroleum engineering students and early-career professors.
Outside of academia, Chuck funneled his energy into a wide range of worthy causes, serving as Director or Trustee for all of these organizations: Case Western Reserve University; the Cleveland Ballet; the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, TX; the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank; Cleveland Tomorrow, a nonprofit helping shape the city’s economic policy; the Greater Cleveland Roundtable, dedicated to minority inclusion and multiracial relations; the Cleveland Initiative for Education; and the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Opera.
Those Triangle members who had the chance to meet Br. Bowman were always struck by his positive attitude and his support for the fraternity. He will be deeply missed, even as his lasting contributions to our organization’s success will forever be remembered.
You can learn more about Chuck’s life and legacy in his obituary: