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I am often asked how one might give financially to support the Phi Phi Chapter of Sigma Chi at Penn. Here are the three primary options available:

1. Annual dues - Each year our House Corporation conducts an Annual Campaign soliciting what is essentially alumni dues. The Annual Campaign runs from September 1st to the following August 31st and is conducted by our alumni communications provider, Affinity Connection, based in State College, PA.

We request dues of $100-per-member-per-year and they are payable by check to “Phi Phi of Philadelphia.” Once collected, these donations are sent via Affinity Connection to our House Corporation treasurer and are used to cover annual communication costs such as the Quaker Sig and our web site, www.phiphi-sigmachi.org. These dues are not tax deductible.

2. Capital Improvements - If you are interested in making tax-deductable donations that support capital improvements to our chapter residence at 3809 Locust, these checks can be made payable to the “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.” Be sure to include the budget code, #600631, on the check in order to direct the funds into an account for exclusive use in the upkeep of our chapter house.

These checks can be sent to me: Mark Kocent, 45 East Levering Mill Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or directly to the Development Office at Penn at 3451 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. You also can donate on-line by visiting the University website, www. makinghistory.upenn.edu. Our House Corporation actively works with University Fraternity Affairs staff to steward these funds for important capital improvements, such as the recent window replacement project at our historic chapter home.

3. Scholarship and Leadership - The Sigma Chi Foundation, based in Evanston, IL, maintains an educational fund for the Phi Phi Chapter, which is also tax-deductible. Contributions to this fund are used for leadership programs, scholarships and improvements to the Gilmore Library at 3809 Locust. As an example, we recently inaugurated a program that rewards the undergraduate brother who has achieved the most improved GPA among his peer brothers in successive terms. Funds to support this account can be sent directly to the The Sigma Chi Foundation, c/o Phi Phi Chapter, 1714 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.

Thank you for considering the Phi Phi Chapter of Sigma Chi in your charitable contributions!