Sigma Chi: Alpha Lambda Chapter, University of Wisconsin

Alpha Lambda Legacy Society Established

As Alpha Lambda approaches its 130th anniversary in 2014, we have embarked on a $1,000,000 campaign to make our chapter the preeminent leadership development fraternity at the University of Wisconsin and one of the preeminent chapters within the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

To accomplish this, we have established the Alpha Lambda Legacy Society which recognizes brothers who have made, or committed to make, a substantial gift to the Sigma Chi Foundation for the benefit of the Alpha Lambda undergraduates. Society membership is at two levels, to wit, Blue ($50,000 to $100,000) and Gold ($100,000 or more). As of this date, we have four members of the Society at the Gold level – Ab Nicholas (’52), Pete Frechette (’60), Paul Berge (’60) and Jim Huber (’60).

The Society’s Program is designed to support leadership development, individual scholarships, and chapter educational programming. Donors, either during their lifetime or through their estate, can create their own Fund in perpetuity with the Foundation and set forth the qualifying criteria that is most important to them (i.e., leadership, scholarship, financial need, athletics, military, public service, course of study, course of career, service to the chapter, university or community, etc.). The Chapter’s Selection Committee, consisting of Alpha Lambda undergraduates and alumni, will be responsible for promoting the awards, selecting the recipients and administering the awards. The Sigma Chi Foundation will take responsibility for accepting and investing the funds and for issuing the checks. Donors will be recognized by inscribing their names on the Society’s plaque in Alpha Lambda’s Library, together with displaying their picture and a short biography. All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Current contributions would be appreciated and are encouraged, as they immediately give candidates the award, and give donors the satisfaction of seeing the results of their gift. However, qualifying gifts can be paid in annual installments over a ten year period. You can also become a member of the Society by having the Sigma Chi Foundation as a beneficiary of a planned gift through your estate. We will work with you in formulating the award criteria, and in preparing any necessary documents.

These awards will be the cornerstones on which Alpha Lambda Sigs will build their dreams. At the same time, the awards provide a vehicle for your name to live in perpetuity at Alpha Lambda and the University of Wisconsin. What better way to help generations of Alpha Lambda Sigs embark on their journey? We hope you can join us in this unique effort.

For further information, contact Jim Huber (262-951-8029) or Paul Berge (608-469-5430).

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