President Obama has signed legislation to permanently extend the IRA Charitable Rollover for 2015 and beyond!
This bill allows individuals age 70½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 from an IRA to a qualified public charity free of federal income tax. The amount transferred can also be used to satisfy a donor’s required minimum distribution (RMD).
Interested in making a gift to the Triangle Education Foundation for 2015 through your IRA is easy! Follow these two steps:
Notify your IRA custodian you’d like to make a direct transfer of your distribution amount from your IRA to the Triangle Education Foundation, EIN 23-7063427, 120 S. Center St, Plainfield, IN 46168
Let Amy Buchheit at Triangle Education Foundation know you’ve made an IRA gift so we can be on the lookout for it
This IRA gift is a great way to meet your minimum distribution requirements and support TEF!
If you want to take advantage of this in 2015, contact your IRA custodian immediately to get your gift started- you have until December 31st to get your distribution in.
If you have a question about an IRA gift or any other type of gift you’d like, please contact Amy Buchheit at 314-540-7116 or email@example.com
Triangle Fraternity is pleased to announce Christopher Hancock as its new Executive Director. Christopher Hancock brings a wealth of higher education knowledge and experience to the organization after holding several director positions at various universities. Hancock will begin his term as Executive Director September 28, 2015.
“We are excited to have Chris aboard as our new Executive Director,” states Randy Drew rose67, National President. “He will lead us to the next level as we focus on delivering an outstanding experience to our members and on our chapters being positive contributors to their campuses and communities.Our goal continues to be building better men for a better world.”
As Executive Director of Triangle Fraternity, Hancock will work collaboratively with the Triangle Education Foundation and Triangle Building and Housing Corporation, implement strategies and tactics of the Fraternity’s long-range plans, facilitate membership growth - both at existing chapters and expansion to new campuses - by working with campus officials and alumni, act as Triangle’s ambassador for all audiences, and supervise the Triangle Fraternity Headquarters staff.
“Triangle Fraternity has a rich history and strong foundation to build upon,” states Hancock. “I am honored and humbled to be selected as the 11th individual to serve as Executive Director. I look forward to working with the National Council, undergraduate and alumni members, headquarters staff and other key constituents to advance the strategic directions of the fraternity.”
Prior to joining Triangle Fraternity National Headquarters, Hancock served as the Executive Director of Career Development at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. During his tenure at Ivy Tech Hancock was responsible for developing a shared vision and strategy while providing oversight to fourteen regional career development teams that work between 31 campuses, representing approximately 200,000 students.
Christopher Hancock is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Upon graduating from
Indiana State with a master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education, Hancock went to work for ΣΑE and held a variety of positions including Director of Educational Programs and Services, Regional Campaign Director, and Assistant Executive Director Region III.
After working at Sigma Alpha Epsilon Hancock served as the Executive Director at Bicycle Indiana Inc. and later became the Executive Director of the Indiana State University Alumni Association. Hancock also held the positions of the Director of Alumni Engagement and Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to introduce our newest members of the Board of Directors!
Joining the Board for a three-year term are Lawrence “Larry” Garatoni pur58 and John Storm pur71. Christian Huehns marq12 joins for a one-year term as the Undergraduate Board Member.
“The Triangle Education Foundation is fortunate to have Larry and John’s expertise on the Board of Directors!” enthused Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Foundation.
“Their business acumen and love for Triangle make them a perfect addition to our Board.We look forward to learning from them and helping us achieve our long-term vision and goals.The Board of Directors is also thrilled to welcome Christian to the Board.We are impressed with his grasp of the Foundation’s workings and knowledge of our programs, having experienced them first hand.” Said Bova.
Garatoni brings over 40 years as a CEO to the Triangle Education Foundation.Larry started his CEO career by opening a long term care facility. Over the years, Larry started and sold five companies under the Health Quest Group, that all focused on the service aspects of the health care industry.He then moved into purchasing and running software and internet sales companies, including Achieve Healthcare Technology, FurnitureFind.com, and Winesource.com.In 2007, Larry founded HQ Investments to manage investments in public equities, private equities, hedge funds, venture capital and angel investing.
Storm adds his expertise as the CEO of Contour Hardening, Inc. (CHI), a company he founded in 1986 to provide cost-effective heat treatment solutions. CHI developed an advanced computer controlled induction heating technology known and patented as the Micropulse™ Process, used on a majority of car and truck powertrains worldwide.Building on the CHI tradition of technological excellence, in 2003 an engineering development extension of his work with PTO gears, CHI developed the Real Power® line of PTO driven generator systems. These systems have helped people working in municipal, fire-rescue, construction, healthcare, mining, farming and many other vocations to perform work that was previously not possible. These systems can be found around the world.
Huehns rounds out the new Board members by adding his leadership experience with the Marquette chapter.He has served the chapter through the vice-president and president roles and as a facilitator at the Fraternity national event, Leadership and Training Weekend. Around campus, Christian is involved in Tau Beta Pi, Pi Mu Epsilon and as a math and science tutor.
At the Inaugural Interfaith Banquet in central Indiana the Center for Interfaith Cooperation named Don Knebel pur65 the first Interfaith Ambassador of the Year, Virtually anyone from any faith tradition could partake, a sold-out crowd of community leaders gathered at Christian Theological Seminary to recognize the outstanding contributions of Knebel.
A retired partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Knebel is the founding Board Chair of the Center of Interfaith Cooperation, serving in that roles from early 212 through the end of 2014. He is passionate about the need for members of all religious tradition to have a better understanding of each other and is a frequent speaker.
Don is currently a member of the Board of Directors/Trustees of the American Pianists Association, booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Christel House International, Christian Theological Seminary, and United Way of Central Indiana. He is currently serving as the Vice Board Chair of the Triangle Education Foundation.
On hand to celebrate the occasion with Brother Don was his family members, National Councilman and Past National President Jeff Cottrell mtu94, and Triangle Education Foundation staff members Angie Christie and Scott Bova.
“I was thrilled to represent Triangle at the Interfaith Banquet honoring Brother Knebel. Don has perpetually championed the pursuit of knowledge and truth and he is a great role model for all members of Triangle. I am honored to call him Brother and friend. Congratulations to Don from your Triangle brothers,” said Cottrell.
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!
Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of three new academic and leadership programs for the 2015-2016 school year.
The Gargani Academic U, Garatoni Building Better Men and the Academic Excellence Awards were formally unveiled at the Triangle Fraternity National Convention in July.
“We are excited to finally be able to share these transformational programs with the Triangle and wider Interfraternal community!” enthused Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Triangle Education Foundation.
“With the addition of these programs, Triangle continues to lead the way with innovative programming to meet the needs of today’s undergraduate members.These programs will provide tools to help chapters succeed both in the classroom and on campus as leaders in the fields of architecture, engineering and hard sciences.We are indebted to the Gargani, Garatoni and Kahlert families for their extraordinary generosity and unwavering confidence in the Education Foundation and our ability to create and deliver cutting-edge academic and leadership programming.” said Bova.
Gargani Academic U was created to give chapters the tools to improve their academic performance.The program will be delivered to members through the Regional Leadership Conferences held in the fall.Participants of Academic U will leave with the resources and tools to create a scholarship program and scholarship improvement plan within one semester of attending.Chapters that send representatives should see a 0.25 increase in the chapter GPA within three semesters of attendance.
The Garatoni Building Better Men program is a truly innovative total-member chapter performance program.Designed to exemplify the values of Triangle Fraternity, the program recognizes that great chapters don’t just happen by the work of a few, but through the hard work and commitment of all.Building Better Men challenges chapters to excel based on Triangle’s values and standards.Chapters that are selected either the $100,000 or $25,000 award winners will have a chapter endowment fund created for their chapter.
Lastly, the Kahlert Foundation Academic Excellence awards will be given to chapters to recognize their academic achievements annually in two categories: Outstanding Academic Excellence and Most Improved Academic Excellence.These financial awards for Triangle active organizations recognize that the chapters have a myriad of membership responsibilities, but the most important responsibility is not only to Triangle, but to self, chapter and community through academic excellence.
For more information on how Triangle Education Foundation is rolling these programs out across the country or how you can partner with us, please call Scott Bova, CFRE, President at 317-837-9641 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce that over $65,000 in scholarship monies have been awarded for the 2015-2016 school year! These awards are for Brothers studying for both undergraduate and graduate degrees and can be used toward tuition and books.
Scholarship Committee Chairman, John Gargani pitt82 remarks of the process, "Our work on the Scholarship Committee reinforces that our Chapters have men with not only strong academic credentials, but also men who are very active in the Fraternity, their Universities, and their communities. These are the future leaders that programs provided by Triangle Fraternity, and funded by the Triangle Education Foundation, are further developing. Thanks to the generous support of our alumni, we were able to give scholarships to 17 of the 27 very qualified candidates that applied for the awards. I only wish that we could have provided scholarships to all of these deserving men."
The following members have been selected for scholarships for the upcoming school year:
Chad Booth, Minnesota
Himawan Go, Minnesota
Gregory Haegele, Purdue
Marcello Herrera, Minnesota
John Ladd, Colorado State
Yuzheng Lan, Oklahoma
Joseph Langr, Kansas State
Devasia Manuel, Illinois
Jacob Miller, Kentucky
Jordan Niell, California
Brandon Orth, Minnesota
Zachary Overschmidt, Kansas
Daniel Perales, Houston
Michael Reichenberger, Kansas State
Dean Thomas, Rose-Hulman
Cullin Thompson, Kansas
Andrew Wolford, Kansas State