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:
- The Zeta Lambda Foundation vision
- Missions that define roles in achieving the vision
- 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.
- Provide an avenue of financial fund raising and accountability structure to track our progress and adapt as needed.
Board of Directors
Annual Advisory Board
Establishing Endowment, Scholarships & Leadership
- Long Term Sustainment of Zeta Lambda
- Academic Scholarships
- Bell Chapter
- Sigma Chi Foundation
Phased Renovation Plan
- Architectural Plan
- Phase I Execution
- Phase II, III, IV,?
- Pay off Mortgage
- Unplanned Repairs
- Establishing Relationship with City of Kent & Kent State University
- Providing time and financial capabilities
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|
$250,000 and above
$25,000 to $49,999
David & Jeannie Parrish
Colonel Carl J. Kropf
Jeffery T. Anderson
Tom & Lydia Trotter
$100,000 to $249,000
$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
Hank & Tina Richard
$50,000 to $99,999
Rick “Moon” Warther
Douglas J. Johnson
$1,000 to $9,999
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].