Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation’s programs are only possible with the generous contributions of our donors. Many alumni, undergraduates, parents, and friends have graciously supported Sigma Tau Gamma with financial contributions. Will you? There are many ways to support our chapters:
The Annual Fund
The mission of the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation is to support the Scholarship, Leadership and Citizenship programs of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity through the charitable gifts of our alumni members and friends. The Annual Fund donations are fully deductible for income tax purposes.
Your donation to the Annual Fund will support the following programs that are funded by the Foundation:
Earl A. Webb Academy of Principled Leaders – Chapter presidents, vice presidents of membership and now vice presidents of finance receive three days of intensive leadership training.
Scholarship Recognition – Provides membership retention by encouraging academic success.
Leadership Consultants – Provides chapter program evaluation and consultation for each chapter.
SAGA of Sigma Tau Gamma / Sigma Tau Gamma Website – Provides primary communication links to members and alumni.
A Chapter Fund is a restricted account in the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation. In this case, the restriction is that the funds and earnings on the investment of the funds may be used only for a collegiate chapter. Gifts made to your chapter fund may only be used for your chapter.
Chapter Funds may be used to give collegiate member scholarships based on academic or leadership criteria, make leadership grants to the designated chapter, make educational facility grants to the selected chapter and make leadership education grants to undergraduate members of the chapter for participation in institutes, seminars, and conventions.
The Foundation manages the fund. This management includes fund accounting, investing and preparing required reports for the Internal Revenue Service. The policy of the Foundation board of trustees is to involve chapter alumni association leaders in the creation of criteria, formation of program priorities and selection of grant recipients.
How do Chapter Fund grants work and how do I apply?
Leadership education grants may support participation in Sigma Tau Gamma sponsored programs such as regional conclaves and annual conferences. Leadership education grants may not cumulatively exceed the fund balance.
Grant amounts are for registration fees and lodging only. Grants will not exceed one-half the cost of participation in an approved program. Applications must be received at the Foundation office at least 30 days before the anticipated need.
How do I know if my chapter has a Chapter Fund?
Contact the Sigma Tau Gamma Headquarters.
How do I create a Chapter Fund for my chapter?
Send a donation to the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation earmarked for your chapter, for example, “University of Central Missouri Chapter Fund” and we’ll establish the fund on your behalf.
Ellsworth C. Dent “Man of the Year.”
Your contribution to the Dent “Man of the Year” fund will impact the campaign in many meaningful ways. The support of donors like you will allow the Foundation to restore the Dent Award endowment.
The Dent “Man of the Year” is one of Sigma Tau Gamma’s most important programs, as it honors our best and showcases the undergraduate leaders who best exemplify the Principles of Sigma Tau Gamma. Your belief in and support of the program will help us ensure the future of this great program.
Parents and Friends Giving
Developing principled leaders who strive to become better men by improving themselves, becoming better brothers by improving the Fraternity, and becoming better citizens by enhancing their college, community, and the country is something Sigma Tau Gamma is proud to share with the parents and friends of our young men across the country.
As a parent or friend, you can support in three ways:
Chapter Fund – Donate to a chapter. The money collected in the chapter’s fund stays within the chapter. The chapter will use these funds to promote academic scholarships or assist attendance at Fraternity leadership seminars.
The Annual Fund – This is the general fund of the Foundation. The Annual Fund aids the Earl A. Webb Academy, scholarship recognition, leadership consultants, and communications for the Fraternity.
Brick by Brick Program – Members and friends, may purchase the engraved bricks that will be placed at the Sigma Tau Gamma Headquarters.
Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation is excited to work with you to help you and your family build a planned gift that meets your needs and supports the future of the Fraternity. We gladly accept the following types of gifts:
Bequests (and gifts in trust)
Charitable Gift Annuities (both current and deferred)
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Lead Trusts
Those remembering the Foundation through planned gifts are members of the Hembree Guild. The Hembree Guild is named for W.T. “Bill” Hembree, 12th National President of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and a past president of the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation who chaired the first Foundation fundraising campaign.
Bill led the way by making the first significant gift to the Foundation and by planning his own deferred estate gift. We are grateful to and honor these members of the Hembree Guild.
For those wishing to make us aware of an existing planned gift, please complete the application, or for assistance building a planned gift, please contact our office.
Brick by Brick Program
Located on the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity Headquarters campus in Warrensburg, Mo. is the White Rose Pavilion and Heritage Courtyard. The White Rose Courtyard pathways feature engraved commemorative bricks.
Members and friends may purchase the engraved bricks to claim their place in Sigma Tau Gamma history and show their support for the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation. Bricks may be purchased for yourself, a relative or fraternity brother. Sweetheart bricks for wives, mothers, sisters and significant others also line the pathways. Bricks are inscribed with the individual’s name, chapter and initiation year. Sweetheart bricks feature a silhouette of a white rose and the person’s name.
You can secure your place in the White Rose Courtyard by purchasing a brick. You simply need to fill out the Brick by Brick order form and send a gift to the Foundation of $175 by either mailing it to:
Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity Headquarters
P.O. Box 54
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Primary Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Proceeds from the bricks assist this project as well as help fund other Sig Tau leadership and citizenship programs. In addition to securing your brick in the courtyard pathway, you will receive a color rendering of the inscribed brick in a walnut-stained frame that is equipped with an easel back for display on a wall or shelf. These make great gifts, as well as serve as memorials for those we have lost but not forgotten.