Sigma Chi Zeta Lambda

The Zeta Lambda Foundation

The Zeta Lambda Foundation

Founded in 2021, the Zeta Lambda Foundation is a charitable and educational 501(c)(10) organization, whose express purpose is to secure financial resources and housing support of the Zeta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Chi. The board of directors of the foundation are responsible for solicitation, investment and disbursement of foundation funds for the support of our undergraduate chapter and our housing corporation.

“Funding our Future” Initiative

In 2019, our alumni gathered to consider the Fraternity’s direction for the following decades. We quickly recognized the need to define one future for our great Chapter and to ultimately build a new culture of perpetual giving by defining the following:

  1. The Zeta Lambda Foundation vision
  2. Missions that define roles in achieving the vision
  3. A set of strategies and related goals that will propel our Undergraduate Brothers, the Chapter House and the Kent Community to success over the following decades.
  4. Provide an avenue of  financial fund raising and accountability structure to track our progress and adapt as needed.

Governance Committee

Board of Directors

Timothy Dimond
4-year term

Vic Giaconia
3-year term

Michael Davis
2-year term

Bill VanderWyden
1-year term

Annual Advisory Board

Rick Warther

Mike Malinzak

David Parrish

Doug Johnson

Chris McFadden

Carl Kropf

Jeff Anderson

Strategic Vision


Establishing Endowment, Scholarships & Leadership

  • Long Term Sustainment of Zeta Lambda
  • Academic Scholarships
  • Bell Chapter
  • Sigma Chi Foundation
238 E Main

Phased Renovation Plan

  • Architectural Plan
  • Phase I Execution
  • Phase II, III, IV,?
  • Pay off Mortgage
  • Unplanned Repairs
City of Kent

Community Service

  • Establishing Relationship with City of Kent & Kent State University
  • Providing time and financial capabilities

Donation Plan

Recognizing Loyal Donors

  • A Campaign donation memento will be given to donors pledging gifts of $10,000 and above.
  • Unless otherwise requested:
    • All donors contributing $1,000 or more will be recognized on a prominently displayed plaque in the Chapter House.
    • All donors will be recognized in print publications. Names will appear by category, relative to the size of the gift.
White Cross $250,000 and above 
Constantine $100,000 to $249,999
Founders $50,000 to $99,999
Jordan Standard $25,000 to $49,999
Zeta Lambda $10,000 to $24,999
Norman Shield $1,000 to $9,999
5-Year Pledge Amount Monthly Quarterly Semi-Annual Annually
$25,000 $416 $1,250 $2,500 $5,000
$20,000 $333 $1,000 $2,000 $4,000
$15,000 $250 $750 $1,500 $3,000
$10,000 $166 $500 $1,000 $2,000
$5,0000 $83 $250 $500 $1,000
$2,500 $41 $125 $250 $500


White Cross
$250,000 and above

Jordan Standard
$25,000 to $49,999

David & Jeannie Parrish
Colonel Carl J. Kropf
Jeffery T. Anderson
Tom & Lydia Trotter

$100,000 to $249,000

Zeta Lambda
$10,000 to $24,999

Bill & Renee VanderWyden
Thomas & Melanie Ross
R. Michael Malinzak
Michael & Debbie Davis
Tim & Corrine Dimond
Chris & Kim Giles
James S. Roden

Donations in Kind

Bob Canfield
Hank & Tina Richard

$50,000 to $99,999

Chris McFadden
Rick “Moon” Warther
Vic Giaconia
Douglas J. Johnson

Norman Shield
$1,000 to $9,999

Don Dages
Jack Ambrose
John Ogle
Richard Horn

To date, we have raised over $100,000 and have additional pledges of $200,000. If you would like to learn more about, would like to get involved with or would like to help support the foundation, please email [email protected].

Honor Our Past • Strengthen Our Present • Build Our Future

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