Delta Sigma Phi Exists to Build Better Men.

Our Plan

The Delta Sigma Phi Foundation serves to fund the mission of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. As Delta Sig's charitable arm, we fundraise to support Delta Sig educational and leadership programs and initiatives, and to provide chapters and members with funds for educational endeavors.

To help the Fraternity reach its goals in the Vision 2025 Strategic Plan, the Foundation has developed its own plan that aligns with the Fraternity's plan and vision. This plan was created and approved by Delta Sigma Phi Foundation staff and Board of Trustees.

The Future

Delta Sigma Phi will be America's Leading Fraternity by 2025. With the help of our members, families and friends, the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation will fund that vision and propel the Fraternity into the future.

“I donate to the Foundation to help continue the legacy of Delta Sigma Phi—the legacy of being Better Men. I believe the Foundation is doing great things to help develop men who will be leaders on their campus, in their families and throughout their communities.”

Paying the debt

Every brother in Delta Sigma Phi owes a debt to the Fraternity—a debt that cannot be fully measured in dollars or human resources. However, this debt must be recognized and discharged for the Fraternity to prosper and for brothers to get the greatest possible benefit from Fraternity membership.

The debt represents a member's obligation for the training, polishing and development he achieved through Delta Sig throughout his life. It includes the fruits of friendship and brotherhood that accrue with each passing year.

The Delta Sigma Phi Foundation can help you pay that debt. Our goal is to inspire true Brothers in the Bond to remain loyal to Delta Sig—to build a lasting affinity for how their membership made them The Better Man. By cultivating relationships with our brothers and friends, our goal that these men and women will Pay the Debt by donating to the Foundation and investing in the future of our Fraternity and members.

Future Vision

By 2025, the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation will achieve these milestones:

$20M

in non-chapter restricted assets

5,000

members donate annually

100%

funding of Fraternity educational and leadership programming needs

$35M

in planned gifts across 250 planned gifts

$500K

given in scholarships annually

Our 2015-2020 Metrics

  • Developing Sound Policies

    Key Strategies:

    • Expand and enhance leadership initiatives around a continuum of learning in sync with the distinct stages of the membership experience.
    • Create mentoring, personal and professional development programs, and experiential learning initiatives that connect alumni and undergraduates.
    • Develop and launch mobile and online learning modules that have the ability to reach all members.
    • Seek strategic relationships that further our ability to deliver relevant and cutting edge leadership development to members in real time.

    2020 Metrics:

    • Achieve management excellence through transparency, leadership, accountability, and consistent goal-setting.
    • Ensure sustainable, sound investment performance.
    • Ensure all donor funds are used effectively and efficiently in pursuit of the Foundation’s and Fraternity’s Mission.
    • Leverage available resources and technology to generate the highest possible impact from donor contributions.
    •  Ensure adherence to the Donor Bill of Rights.

  • Building Strong Communications

    Key Strategies:

    • Communicate clearly, broadly and openly what the Foundation does and how it does it.
    • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with donors, spouses and parents of undergraduates to build affinity and broaden the impact of our message.
    • Foster member ownership of the Foundation’s health through transparency in objectives and metrics.
    • Provide consistent and meaningful education on the Foundation’s efforts and impact on young members and alumni.
    • Establish a robust communication framework that engages members by telling the Delta Sig story through diverse media, personalization and segmented demographics.
    • Re-invigorate the core messages of Repaying the Debt, Building Better Men, and leadership development.

    2020 Metrics

    • Communicate clearly, broadly and openly what the Foundation does and how it does it.
    • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with donors, spouses and parents of undergraduates to build affinity and broaden the impact of our message.
    • Foster member ownership of the Foundation’s health through transparency in objectives and metrics.
    • Provide consistent and meaningful education on the Foundation’s efforts and impact on young members and alumni.
    • Establish a robust communication framework that engages members by telling the Delta Sig story through diverse media, personalization and segmented demographics.
    • Re-invigorate the core messages of Repaying the Debt, Building Better Men, and leadership development.

  • Being a Solid Foundation

    Key Strategies:

    • Expand the Leadership and Innovation Fund through robust and stratified engagement, instilling a culture of philanthropy and invigorating chapter relationships.
    • Create broader knowledge of, interest in, and access to the planned giving program.
    • Create an environment that recognizes and celebrates brothers who have given major financial contributions to the Foundation; and routinely identify, cultivate and provide opportunities for donors to make transformational gifts.
    • Create a sustainable, unrestricted endowment to fund current and future programs and operations through a major campaign.
    • Regularly engage undergraduates with information about the Foundation’s purpose and impact.

    2020 Metrics

    • Expand the Leadership and Innovation Fund through robust and stratified engagement, instilling a culture of philanthropy and invigorating chapter relationships.
    • Create broader knowledge of, interest in, and access to the planned givingprogram.
    • Create an environment that recognizes and celebrates brothers who have given major financial contributions to the Foundation; and routinely identify, cultivate and provide opportunities for donors to make transformational gifts.
    • Create a sustainable, unrestricted endowment to fund current and future programs and operations through a major campaign.
    • Regularly engage undergraduates with information about the Foundation’s purpose and impact.