The Triangle Education Foundation's Campaign for Triangle has surpassed its $6.5 million goal hitting $7,020,00 at the campaign’s July 22, 2017 conclusion. The extraordinary success of the Campaign grows the Foundation’s endowment expanding support of leadership, scholastic achievement and student aid programs.
“The generosity of alumni and friends of Triangle is truly humbling and is a credit to the values the Fraternity has instilled. I am especially excited about the broad base of support for the Campaign for Triangle with gifts from members spanning nine decades. The team effort by volunteers and Triangle staff made this resounding success possible”, said Foundation President Scott Bova, CFRE.
Since the Campaign began, annual program funding has increased from $150,000 to more than $300,000, as Campaign commitments are fulfilled program funding will continue to grow. Campaign gifts have enabled the launch of several new programs including the Larry & Judy Garatoni Building Better Men initiative, the Melissa & John Gargani Academic University, significant expansion of Triangle’s Chapter Endowment Fund program, a new partnership with First Robotics and the funding of a new Director of Leadership Programs position for Triangle.
The Campaign for Triangle built on the success of the 2001 – 2009 Formula for Success Campaign that raised $4,500,000. Due to the overwhelming response of alumni and friends of Triangle, the initial Campaign for Triangle goal of $5 million was increased to $6,500,000. In total, more than 450 donors contributed to the Campaign including numerous six and seven figure gifts. The $7,020,000 raised during Campaign for Triangle is the largest campaign in the Triangle Education Foundation’s history.
Triangle Education Foundation Immediate Past Chairman, Al Ver ar65 said, “The Campaign for Triangle has been an affirmation of our members’ commitment to the future success of our Fraternity. I am gratified by the generosity shown by all our donors, their gifts make the Triangle Education Foundation’s work possible. The Triangle Education Foundation is committed to supporting the educational needs of Triangle, its chapters, and our undergraduate brothers.”
The success of the Campaign for Triangle has been in tandem with a continued focus on annual giving; during the Campaign, annual unrestricted giving to the Triangle Education Foundation totaled $1,850,000. Since 2012 gifts to the Campaign and Triangle Fund totaled more than $8,500,000, making the past five years the most successful fundraising years in Triangle history.
Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the scholarship application process for the 2017-18 academic year is now open for undergraduate and graduate school awards. Application deadline is 2/15/17!
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For more information or questions, please contact Scott Bova at email@example.com
Four Triangle Fraternity chapters were recognized by the Triangle Education Foundation at the 2016 Herb Scobie Leadership School for outstanding scholastic achievement during the 2015-2016 academic year.
The following chapters each chapter received a cash award in recognition of their academic achievement.
Highest GPA:Georgia Tech $2000
2nd place:Kentucky $1000
3rd place: University of Michigan $500
Most improved GPA:Cal Poly Pomona $1500
The awards are made possible through the generosity of the Kahlert Family Foundation in memory of Bill Kahlert minn46.
The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce that Ryan Billups kan12, LtGen (Ret) Ted Bowlds miss72 and Jim Schier ky66 will join the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2016.
"We are thrilled to have these three distinguished Triangle brothers join the Foundation Board of Directors. Their professional accomplishments will round out the membership of the Board of Directors and bring fresh perspectives for stewardship of Foundation funds." said Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Foundation.
Billups will serve a one year term as the Undergraduate Board Member. He is currently a sophomore at the University of Kansas majoring in political science with plans to attend law school at KU. He currently serves as chapter secretary and is on the finance committee for the KU Student Senate.
LtGen Bowlds starts his first term as a Board Member. He has over 35 years experience in the military aerospace industry and is the current President and CEO of Innovative Perspectives, LLC, a company that assists companies with strategic planning and government contract proposals.
Schier, President of Schier Construction in Houston, is the last member of the Board of Directors for the 2016 term. He has over 35 years in the construction management industry, specializing in water plant facilities. Schier will serve a three year term as a Foundation Board Member.
We know you're curious to hear what our attendees are learning at our national programs- so we went straight to the source! Below is undergraduate brother testimony from our Leadership Training Weekend as they were "in the thick of it" Please click on the video below to watch!
You are remarkable! When you invest in your promising undergraduate brothers, you are making an investment far beyond our chapters. Thank you for giving back to Triangle. Please click on the video below to see how you are changing the world.