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Join the Triangle Education Foundation and Triangle Fraternity as we restore the tradition of Triangle's Chicagoland Black Tie Gala. We cordially invite you to attend an evening of dinner, drinks and live music. RSVP by February 15th!
Armour House at Lake Forest Academy
1500 W. Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Saturday. March 1st, 2014
Tickets are $170 per person. All proceeds benefit the Triangle Education Foundation.
Schedule of Events
Cocktails at 5:30pm
Dinner at 7:00pm
Auction and raffle at 8:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn (Lake Forest)
26225 N. Riverwoods Blvd.
Mattawa, Illinois 60045
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn - Lake Forest. The rate is $85/night and is inclusive of breakfast for two and shuttle service to/from The Armour House Lake Forest. For reservations, please call (847) 735-8374 and mention you are with the Triangle Education Foundation. For those who wish to drive from the Hilton Garden Inn to Armour House Lake Forest click here for turn by turn directions.
If you wish to RSVP online please use the link below. To reserve your spot, please complete the RSVP process below. You are welcome to pay securely online with credit card or mail a check to the Foundation's office.
For questions about the online RSVP process email Amy Buchheit at email@example.com.
The Triangle Education Foundation is excited to partner with Men’s Wearhouse for the Black Tie Gala! Tuxedos can be rented in your local store and returned to any location. Simply reference group # 4958786 for your $40 savings. Orders should be placed no later than February 22nd to avoid paying a rush delivery fee. To find the nearest Men's Wearhouse to you, click here.
The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $6,500 to the Purdue Triangle Chapter. The grant was awarded to assist the chapter with improvements to its computer network and educational space in the chapter house. Scott Bova CFRE, President of the Triangle Education Foundation stated, “We are pleased to support the efforts of the Purdue Triangle chapter to enhance the chapter house and make it a place that is conducive to academic success. The scholastic success of undergraduate Triangles is an important part of the Triangle Education Foundation’s mission and we fully support helping with these types of improvements.” Purdue Alumni Vice President Brian Jarman pur01 stated, “We are grateful to the alumni and friends of Triangle that made this grant possible and for the ongoing efforts of the Triangle Education Foundation to develop funds to support undergraduate members at the National and Chapter level.”
If you are interested knowing how this grant works or in donating to the Purdue Chapter Endowment Fund, please contact Aaron Girson, Vice President, at 317-203-4510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the generosity of alumni and friends of Triangle the Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce significant funding for Triangle Fraternity’s Leadership Training Weekend. The Leadership and Training Weekend is Triangle Fraternity’s premier educational school for all chapter officers. More than 150 student leaders and alumni facilitators participated in the January 17-19, 2014 program at the Jameson Camp in Indianapolis, IN. Forty Triangle chapters and colonies were represented at the program. Foundation support included grants to fund the educational content of the program and thirty Travel Scholarships for students attending. Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Triangle Education Foundation stated, “We are excited to see the growth of Triangle’s Leadership and Training Weekend and gratified that our donors have made it possible to make a difference for today’s student leaders. Support of Triangle’s leadership development programs is an important part of the Triangle Education Foundation’s Mission”. Triangle National President Jeff Weikinger, tol97 stated, “We are grateful to the alumni and friends of Triangle who have made a commitment supporting today’s student leaders. Support from the Triangle Education Foundation is an essential component of the Fraternity’s efforts to develop balanced men who cultivate high moral character, foster lifelong friendships, and live their lives with integrity. ” Click here to see the LTW program in action!
The Triangle Education Foundation is awarding over $65,000 in scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students for the 2014-2015 school year. Please consider applying for one of the many scholarships the Triangle Education Foundation has to offer.The deadline is February 15, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year. You must be an initiated member of Triangle as of 9/1/14. Further qualifications and restrictions are listed on the web site & application.
The entire application process is an online application – no need to print off applications and hand write information. Even the request for recommendations is fully automated, just type in the contact information for the person providing the recommendation and he or she will get an email from the Foundation asking them to log in and upload their recommendation. More information and to apply online can be found HERE.
Mike Foglesong, ucla73, never really thought that much about where to go to college or what to do once he was there.“It was pretty straightforward, I applied to UCLA because it was close to my house.If I wouldn’t have gotten in, there wouldn’t have been any tears,” chuckles Foglesong.
Luckily a phone call from an active brother to talk about the Fraternity and how he could join was exactly what Mike needed.“It’s as if someone was looking out for me; joining Triangle was a progression of my life.”
After countless memories in the Triangle house and graduation, Mike joined Pacific Bell (now AT&T) and remained there for 30 years as a field installation and repair specialist.He enjoyed the freedom of the position, as it allowed him to be outside, have an adventure every day and see how diverse people really are.Mike’s job took him up and down the California coast, with Los Angeles being his favorite place to work, but San Francisco ultimately ended up as his home.
Upon retirement, Mike started to wonder what kind of legacy he would leave behind.“Triangle taught me how important relationships are.I was in a position to make a difference and forge new relationships, so I thought a scholarship was a great way to do both.” says Foglesong.
Mike’s approach to funding the scholarship was a first for the Triangle Education Foundation - In addition to his generous gift of cash, he donated a 2012 Dodge Charger with 3000 miles on it!Mike had recently come into ownership of the car and, because of California’s licensing requirements, was unable to keep it.“Rather than just sell it to someone who’d be in the same situation, I talked to Scott Bova, CFRE, Foundation President, to see if it would be feasible to donate it to them and put the proceeds into the fund.“Shortly after Bova was able to work the details out, the car was on its way to Indy!Quickly after its arrival, it was sold and the proceeds added to the fund.“We were excited to work with Mike on this gift!It (the gift of the car) was a first for both of us, but it worked out wonderfully and I know the Foglesong Family Scholarship will benefit our diverse brotherhood all over the country!” says Bova.
The Foglesong Family Scholarship will be awarded in 2014 and Mike is looking forward to meeting the future recipients.“I’m excited to get to know the new generation of engineers and interact with them.You never know where that relationship may take you.
When not riding his bike, you can find Mike in his woodshop or enjoying time with family.“Triangle truly is a family; it’s exactly what a fraternity is supposed to be.While I didn’t realize it at the time I joined, I certainly do now.If this scholarship can make a difference for one brother, then I’ve done my job carrying our “family” forward.” says Foglesong with pride.
For more information about the Foglesong Family scholarship and its criteria, please contact Scott Bova, CFRE, President of the Triangle Education Foundation, at email@example.com or 317.837.9641