Our chapter house is in desperate need of your charity this holiday season. As you'll read and see below, that help is needed now! Most of you have formed your closest friendships from those in our house. A brother may have helped you find a job or meet your wife or simply helped you become the man that you are in some small way. Please honor this legacy and make a donation today to one or multiple funds below. Please help us each and every year in these important programs. The funds will be Alumni managed and professionally implemented. Please help us now.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Rich Butler, Hieu Trinh and Tom Ritter - Fundraising Committee
PS: A special thanks to John Dryzga for taking pictures so you can connect back to the house!
PPS: You can add multiple items to your cart! If you'd like to donate more, or an amount not listed, combine items in your shopping cart!
The year of our chapter's founding is 1926 and our house itself forms the foundation of our brotherhood's ongoing home away from home. The 1926 Fund was started to fund projects with large capital requirements like the roof repair and pointing of the house. Please donate something to this fund now to help us before the repairs are past the point of being minor.
UPDATE: The pointing on the house or lack of it in some locations is causing water infiltration and damage especially on the north facing wall. The roof is leaking so much that water damage has forced the removal of the interior sheet rock from the ceiling in room 8 and is beginning to cause the same in room 6. The pointing alone can be as high as $100,000 if the entire house is to be redone.
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The common areas of the house is where lifelong friendships were forged for all of you. All of these areas are in need of renovation now and will be on an ongoing basis every 10 years give or take. We need to pro-actively manage this to make our chapter liveable, attractive for prospective brothers, friends, family and our alumni to foster pride and membership.
The common areas include our chapter room, kitchen, basement, laundry area, bathrooms, perimeter and patio areas. Please consider making a donation at least once a year to this and other funds.
UPDATE: We currently need new rugs throughout the house, all bathrooms are in need of gut renovation, new flooring in the kitchen, URGENT!!!! the basement IMMEDIATELY need a $10,000 renovation to conform to fire codes, etc. Please donate at least $100 to this fund
Almost every one of us has lived in one room or another in our chapter house. We're lucky to have a chapter house! Many colleges only have dormitories as an option. Having lived in one of them you likely have many memories both good and others you might want to forget :) Nevertheless, we ask that you make a donation to sponsor your old room. Once we reach a renovation target of $2000 for small rooms and $3-4000 for the largest, they will be completely renovated and your name, year of initiation will be added to a plaque that honors your donation. We'll likely celebrate each time we complete a room and will post progress towards our goals along the way here.
Let's see who's room will be the first! Pictures will be posted after each renovation.
As of this moment, your donations will not be tax deductible, BUT we are actively looking into the legalities of forming a 503c non-profit corporation for this specific purpose. PLEASE don't let that stop you from making donations this year. We will keep you posted on our progress in this. All donations are deposited into the Alumni Association's bank account and will be tracked and spent based on the program/fund to which you donate. All work will be professionally done and the improvements will follow the same style for furniture, walls, flooring, etc. using high quality, industrial grade materials, furniture. All work will be contracted to licensed professionals following a multiple bid process per project. We want this to last, look and work great!
To make a tax deductible donation for the academic scholarship fund you can visit the Stevens Donation Page and please specify the program as "Other" and write in Ben Oliver Scholarship Fund.