National Philanthropy Chairmen Named

Published on July 23, 2013 in News, Press Releases

Executive Vice President Bill Bernier, DMF, Iota ’71, has named Joy Helsel the National Philanthropy Chairman and Pat Gotham, CSM, Epsilon Rho ’11, the National Philanthropy Vice Chairman. Joy serves as Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at California University of Pennsylvania, home to the Beta Iota Chapter. Pat is a graduate assistant for leadership development at the University of Connecticut. Together, they will work to support Sigma Tau Gamma’s three-part national philanthropy program.

According to the Fraternity’s Strategic Plan and McCune Metrics program, each chapter is to organize annually an event to support Special Olympics, our national philanthropy; and an event to support a local chapter philanthropy partner; and an event to support the philanthropy event of another fraternity or sorority on their campus.

37th National President Tom Morgan, CMF, Phi ’85, said,

Supporting Special Olympics and philanthropy gives real value to the Sig Tau experience. It embodies the principle of Benefit. It helps our members build good character through humble service. It matters because it is all about helping someone else and not being about just ourselves.

Helsel and Gotham will serve as a resource for chapters that want to improve their philanthropy and service program. Additionally, the national philanthropy chairs will develop a better means to measure hours and dollars donated by chapters.

I’m excited to work with the chapters to advance their philanthropy and service programs,” said Helsel. œWhen we get involved with service we help develop our communities, and that connection helps the members grow as men and citizens.” said President Morgan, Joy and Pat have my congratulations and best wishes. I’m excited to see them in these positions. They have a positive outlook for the future of Sig Tau.

Sigma Tau Gamma’s purpose is to promote the highest ideals of manhood, brotherhood, and citizenship. Helsel and Gotham are a key component in this purpose. They will begin their service at the Strategic Leadership Conference in August.