(Originally sent February 22, 2019)
Our undergrad chapter is off to a great start this spring. Many of the potential recruits on our list did not join other fraternities and were waiting for us. Initially we did not think we would have enough undergrads to utilize our chapter house in fall of 2019. But the recruitment is going well and we now believe we can keep the house for our men, although we may not fill it entirely. We think that if we can get 20 men in the house, it will work.
In order to function with a house of only 20 men, we will need some extra revenue to pay the bills. We may also have to charge room rent greater than initially planned. So scholarships for the men in the house become even more important than in the past. We would also like to be in position to deliver the scholarships in the fall rather than winter semester.
So in order to pay more scholarships this fall, we need to get donations in sooner than in the past.
As we were thinking about filling the house, two brothers, Jim Pfeifer ’60 and George Smith ’64, asked if we needed any financial help. This could not have come at a better time!
Jim and George have each offered to match any donations made between now and September 1, 2019, up to $7500 each. So if we donate $15,000 total, with their match, we can generate $30,000 during this period.
Scholarships are a great way to give back, but if you don’t need the tax deduction, another approach is to give direct to our house account. We can use those funds to assist with any shortage we have in revenue needed to pay our bills.
So there are 2 “pots” to fund the ReNew! Campaign:
1. If you do not need the tax deduction, make your check payable to the Ohio Gamma Alumni Corp and mail to: 465 Walnut St, Vermilion, OH 44089
2. If you prefer the tax deduction, use this link: giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/?fund=316021. Or you can mail a check to:
The OSU Foundation
ATTN: Gift Processing
1480 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43221
Be sure to mark Fund # 316021 in the memo section of the check
All donors will have their name placed on a plaque at the chapter house and for a gift of $250 or more we will provide a scholarship in your name, if it is given to the OSU Foundation.
These are exciting times for the chapter as we “ReNew!” and we hope you will be able to assist again financially. Ohio Gamma alums have always come through when needed and we look forward to you all stepping up again!
Thank You! HFF, John Waggoner ‘70