Will You Support the Education Foundation?

The Gamma Chi Education Foundation was created in 2014 to promote, support and pursue scholastic endeavors to benefit our Undergraduate Chapter, our Actives and Alumni at the University of Maryland.

The Foundation was endowed with the proceeds from the sale of the 4600 Norwich Road property to the University, as well as a very generous bequest from the estate of Jack Stringer '57.

The Foundation has various programs and initiatives that have been created and are on-going:

  • the Founders Scholarships to incent those upper-classmen, who have distinguished themselves in the classroom and/or as a leader on campus, to live in the Chapter House and serve as role models to the younger Actives;
  • endowing the Undergraduate Chapter's annual involvement in the Fraternity's Thomas Cowan Bell program, so that our Actives can participate fully in the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop; the Horizons Leadership Summit and a $1000 annual academic scholarship granted by Sigma Chi; and
  • endowing the Chapter's Bell Cup awards based on the Chapter's Bell Cup competition each semester among all the Actives, whereby a draft is held among the Actives to create 8-9 teams of ten Actives each with a cash award to the team with the highest average GPA for that semester, as well as having their names engraved in the Bell Cup displayed in our trophy case. 

The Foundation Board is comprised of volunteer, mostly Gamma Chi, Alumni:

  • Tom Burton '84 (President)
  • Barry DesRoches '80
  • John Hallock '15 (Treasurer)
  • Jeff Hines '81
  • Ben Keiser '97
  • Rob Pichard '11
  • Greg Schaub '82
  • Dennis R. Schrader (Alum from Kettering Univ.)
  • Scott Werber '86

Check back next month for more information about how to volunteer and hear from the Foundation President!

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