WAYS TO GIVE
The Sigma Chi Foundation Annual Giving Program works to provide funding in support of the Sigma Chi Foundation's priorities. Annual gifts are an important source of operational support for Foundation programs, including scholarships, leadership training, equipment, and staff development.
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Thomas Cowan Bell Chapter Challenge
Recognized for his passion for learning, Founder Thomas Cowan Bell naturally focused the first Sigma Chi chapter on values-based leadership. Following his example, Sigma Chi aspires to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization.
Support your undergraduate chapter by giving to the Bell Challenge. Your unrestricted charitable gift to the Sigma Chi Foundation, in support of your chapter's participation in Thomas Cowan Bell Chapter Challenge, directly sponsors your chapter's participation in all of our leadership and scholarship programming, providing significant benefits to the chapter.
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Are you considering putting Sigma Chi in your will? Are you looking for ways to support Sigma Chi and provide a source of income for you or your family? The planned giving staff at the Foundation stands ready to help you meet your unique financial needs by:
- Providing gift plans that benefit you and your family.
- Bringing immediate and deferred tax advantages to both you and your heirs.
- Having a meaningful impact on our mission, beyond your lifetime and far into the future.
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Click here for more information about Charitable Gift Annuities.
Gift of Securities
Many donors find gifts of appreciated securities to be a financially sound and a convenient way to benefit Sigma Chi, and we have attempted to make the process easy for you. A gift of appreciated securities will have even more favorable tax consequences for you than selling the stock and making a cash donation to the Foundation.
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You may wish to direct memorial gifts to the Sigma Chi Foundation to honor the memory of a deceased brother. Unrestricted gifts will be applied to the area of greatest need to support educational and leadership development opportunities for undergraduate members. Gifts may also be directed to a specific chapter or program fund. The Sigma Chi Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), charitable, educational organization and gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Following is suggested language that may be used in an obituary to direct gifts to the Sigma Chi Foundation on behalf of a brother who enters the Chapter Eternal.
Contributions may be made to the Sigma Chi Foundation, 1714 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.
The Sigma Chi Foundation established giving societies to honor members that donate at certain levels or in certain ways. One example is the James Parks Caldwell Society to recognize anyone who names the Sigma Chi Foundation as a beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, life income gift (pooled income fund) or other type of accepted planned giving arrangement.
Click here for more information on the Sigma Chi Foundation's Giving Societies.
The Sigma Chi Foundation is eligible for all company matched gifts made to 501 (c) (3) foundations. Please check with your employer to see if you can double the size of your gift!
Have some time on your hands and would like to contribute in other ways? Then consider the Fraternity's volunteer programs. Help out on the international level in fraterntity governance, on events such as the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop, or on one of the committees that keeps the organzition running.
Interested? Click here to "Get Involved."