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As individuals we are weak, as chapters we are strong, as a Fraternity we are powerful.

Thank you for supporting our brothers! We appreciate your contribution—now let's amplify your impact. There are several ways you can help share the importance of giving.

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Delta Sigma Phi

Day of Giving

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Purpose

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.

Why give to Delta Sigma Phi?

With 111 undergraduate chapters and more than 6,000 active members, we have the potential to do a lot of good. Together, we can have a profound impact on these men and the Delta Sig experience. Join us in supporting our future!

Alejandro Fonseca

Lander, '16

Delta Sigma Phi provided me the chance to prove that I was an atypical man, by following our values of Courage, Action and Excellence. By continuing to grow through these core ideals, I found a home with Delta Sig and have brought others into the fold as well, helping them to grow into Better Men.

Cameron Jordan

Missouri State, '16

Delta Sigma Phi has taught me how to lead with patience, and has connected me with many people who have a different belief system than I have. I’ve seen growth in almost every area of my life since college started; I believe it can all be tied back to Delta Sig and the great men I interact with every day.

Jared Burgess

Lander, '16

Delta Sigma Phi has increased my confidence in leadership roles, both on and off campus. It has introduced me to many great men, and strengthened my bond to my university and community. Without the support of Delta Sigma Phi, and my brothers, I would not be where I am in my life.

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Leadership

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude & actions.

These brothers are paying the debt; will you join them?

Led by Tom & Cyndy Cycyota, our Volunteer Champions are making a huge commitment to the Day of Giving, and the future of our fraternity. Together, they're contributing thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours to boost the Day of Giving. Will you join them in building Better Men and Better Lives?

Tom & Cyndy Cycyota

Illinois, '77

Tom & Cyndy Cycyota are donating $60,000 for leadership training and have challenged Delta Sigma Phi to raise $60,000 in new donations and commitments to match their gift. Tom is a 1977 initiate of the Alpha Alpha Chapter at the University of Illinois and serves as Immediate Past President of the Grand Council. Cyndy is a Delta Gamma alumna and graduate of the University of Missouri. They both are very committed to helping young people gain the skills they need to have a productive life, and we thank them for their generous support.

Volunteer Champions

The Volunteer Champions below are reaching out to their brothers and asking for their support today. Without these gentlemen and many other volunteers across the country, today's Day of Giving would not be possible. We thank them for their volunteer time and support to "Pay the Debt."

Jason DeKeuster

UW-Eau Claire, '95

Jim Rath

UW - OshKosh, '71

Bryan Miller

Georgia, '05

Ry Beck

North Texas, '04

Eric Raucci

Illinois State, '85

Tony Blanton

Transylvania, '85

Mike Wims

North Texas, '65

Bucky Boland

Eureka, '94

Topher Hammond

DSP, '96

Phil Rodriguez

Illinois State, '03

Ken Willard

Purdue, '90

Brian Vincent

Maryland, '00

Lee Dueringer

Illinois, '60

Mark Kipp

Rose-Hulman, '80

Lynsy Karrick

Former Staff

Aaron Skinner

New Mexico St, '02

Nick Sweetman

Arizona State, '12

Paul Hirtz

Missouri S&T, '07

Doug Gonzalez

CSU-San Bernardino, '86

Brian Speckhard

Utah State, '11

Dominic Clucas

Missouri S&T, '08

Chris Northern

Texas, '77

Ben Hopper

Kansas State, '09

Eric Pickett

Idaho, '79

Tyler Lega

Transylvania, '15

Andy Williams

Rose-Hulman, '85

Bruce Loewenberg

Missouri, '58

Kyle Turner

North Texas, '03

Jim Gay

Missouri, '01

Dave & Carole Bartnett

Missouri, '69

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Scoreboard

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Are you leading the charge?

Chapters are going head-to-head for three $2,500 prizes: Total number of donors, percentage of members donating, and total number of $1,000 donors (minimum of 10). Pull in the highest percentage, total count (undergraduate & alumni members in good standing) or the largest number of 1k donors, and your chapter will win $2,500 for its 21st Century Fund!

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Donations

$112,996

Dollars Raised

410

Challenges

Donor Count

$2,500 prize

1 San Jose State University 81 Donors
2 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 51 Donors
3 Utah State University 39 Donors
4 Loyola University Chicago 28 Donors
5 Florida International University 28 Donors
Donor Percent

$2,500 prize

1 Florida International University 100% Giving
2 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 47.7% Giving
3 The University of Utah 33.3% Giving
4 Texas Wesleyan University 21.4% Giving
5 Lander University 14.3% Giving
$1,000 Donor Count

10 needed for $2,500 prize

1 University of Missouri 7 Donors
2 California Polytechnic State University 6 Donors
3 University of Virginia 4 Donors
4 The University of California, Los Angeles 3 Donors
5 Purdue University 2 Donors

We want to show our appreciation for our Champion Sponsor, Dynamark, for their support of Delta Sig and the Day of Giving. Thank you for backing our mission of building Better Men and Better Lives.

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FAQ

This is a big day for our donors and the fraternity itself. We want you to feel good about your gift and the support you're providing for future generations. If you have questions that aren't answered below, contact Nathan Wight at wight@deltasig.org.

What is the Delta Sig Day of Giving?

The Day of Giving is Delta Sig’s online-based fundraising event for Delta Sigma Phi.

Why should I give during the Day of Giving?

There are several reasons to give listed on this site, but here’s another: Remember, we all took an oath during initiation. "I will support the Fraternity and pay the debt." This is a great opportunity to give back to an organization that has given so much to you.

How do I find out if my employer will match my gift?

Check to see if your employer is a matching gift company. In case your company is not listed, we encourage you to talk to your HR staff to see if your company may actually be a matching gift corporation.

Can I designate where my gift goes?

Yes. You can direct your gift toward a specific chapter fund, or any other area you are passionate about. The primary purpose of this fundraising day is to support the Delta Sig Leadership & Innovation Fund, which is the fund that the Foundation uses for its highest priorities.

Why is Delta Sig doing the Day of Giving?

Every gift to Delta Sig matters. Day of Giving is an opportunity to bring our membership together and remind brothers about the life-changing experiences that happen each day within our great fraternity. This is a concerted effort to raise money that will impact thousands of lives throughout our brotherhood!

When do gifts count?

Gifts made by phone and online will count during a 27-hour period on December 6th from 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time to 3:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Dec. 7th. Gifts by postal mail will count when received from Dec. 4th to Dec. 15th.

Where do gifts go?

Donors are encouraged to support the Leadership & Innovation Fund, but are welcome to designate their gift to any area which they feel most passionate.

Is there a minimum gift amount?

Yes, there is a $5 dollar minimum for gifts to be counted on the Day of Giving.

How is challenge money allocated?

This year there are three challenges. They are:
1.) The chapter with the highest participation percentage of undergraduates and alumni who contribute will win prize money in the amount of $2,500. The prize money will go to the Chapter Leadership Fund of the winning chapter.
2.) The chapter with the most donors of undergraduates and alumni who contribute will win prize money in the amount of $2,500. The prize money will go to the Chapter Leadership Fund of the winning chapter.
3.) The chapter with the most $1,000 or more donor participants (minimum of 10 participants) will win the prize money in the amount of $2,500. The prize money will go to the Chapter Leadership Fund of the winning chapter.

What do you do in the event of a tie breaker with the challenges?

In the event of a tie with any of the challenges, the tie breaker will be determined based on total dollar amount contributed from the chapter.

If my chapter is dormant, is it still able to win the prize money?

Yes.

Can a donor send a gift by mail or phone?

1.) Donors who contribute on the website on 12/6/17 will count as donors
2.) Donors who send in a check that arrives between 12/4/17 and 12/15/17 will count as donors
3.) Donors who submit pledge payments will count as donors
4.) Type of gifts that will count: One-time gifts, recurring gifts, pledge payments, new pledges and planned gifts

Can I give a gift of stock on Delta Sig?

Yes, you can contribute stock by calling Nathan Wight at 317-687-3596.

Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes. The information collected during the event is only used by Delta Sigma Phi. All credit card information is appropriately encrypted. Contact information is not sold or shared with any third party organizations.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes. Your gift is 100% tax deductible.

Can I create a recurring gift or pledge?

Yes, you can make a recurring gift or new pledge by visiting the standard Delta Sig site.

Can my chapter give a collective lump sum from one brother?

No. You must donate individually, we will not recognize multiple donors who give through one person.

What can I do to help get the word out about Day of Giving?

Post about the Day of Giving on your social networks like Facebook and Twitter using #PayTheDebt. You can also email your brothers or text them and encourage them to give.

Other questions?

Contact Caroline Escobar at 317-634-1899 x499 or escobar@deltasig.org.

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