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Some Thoughts On Why We Still Give

Phi Phi thanks all of the Brothers who have given to our organization all-time, as well as this year. Have you ever asked yourself why you give? Is it part of your charitable routine? Do you believe in affording the next generation of young men with the same experience you had with Phi Phi? Whatever the case, we thank you. Here are some reasons we collected from past surveys of other Sigma Chi members from about why they have and continue to give back to our organization:

"As a preservationist I am constantly involved with maintaining the historic fabric of buildings in Red Bank; the Phi Phi house is embedded in my memory as an integral part of my days at Penn and I still recall all the interior features including the Grandfather's clock at the entrance foyer, my bedroom facing Locust, the kitchen where I washed dishes and of course the Chapter Room with memories of debate and finger snapping.  I will never forget the Sig experience."

"If it were not for Sigma Chi, I doubt I would have stayed four years at Penn. At a huge urban university, a self-governing residential community can be essential toward learning life skills of friendship, leadership, hard work and self-reliance. I know it was for me. The Phi Phi Chapter helped me deal with the challenges of undergraduate life at one of the nation's most demanding universities. I give to the University because of the academic education I got from Penn. I give to Sigma Chi because of what I learned about how to get along with others."

"Supporting the annual fund is an opportunity to preserve Sigma Chi's greatness at Penn. It also relieves the guilt I've felt for late-night raids on Wilson's french fry freezer when I wasn't on the meal plan."

"I support the Phi Phi Annual Fund for three reasons:  First, it is the only time we are regularly asked to support chapter alumni activities -- and, in doing so, fulfill the obligation we accepted as Sigs. Secondly, I want to insure the opportunity to give future Penn students the Sigma Chi experience. And, finally, it is a way if acknowledging all the support we enjoyed from those Phi Phi's who preceded us."

"Being a Phi Phi was an important part of my years at Penn.  It is gratifying to be able to help others grow and benefit from the principles and traditions of Sigma Chi."

"Sigma Chi was the focal point of my undergraduate life. I was honored to be chosen and honored to be elected to serve as Editor, Quaestor and Consul. Of all my College experiences none matured me or prepared me to deal with the key ingredient to making the world go round - people - like Sigma Chi. I consider myself so fortunate to have had such great men as friends, mentors and soulmates during those years. I am always proud to say "Great to be a Sig!" Perpetuation of Phi Phi, this great institution, is both a connection to my past and a gift for the future."

 

So what are YOUR reasons? Let us know here.