November 28, 2017
GREEK GIVING DAY 2017 PROGRESS
Often known as the heart of a fraternal organization for the financial assistance and educational opportunities we provide, fraternal foundations and their advancement are at the core of the NICF’s mission. The NICF also works hand-in-hand with fraternal communities and the NIC to continually strengthen and improve the entire fraternity/sorority experience.
We can’t do it without your support – we hope on #GivingTuesday, or at any time throughout this season of giving, you’ll make a gift to the NICF in honor of the Greek experience and to ensure this culture of care continues.
Enhancing Professional Development
Gifts to the NIC Foundation support development and implementation of annual educational events, including THE Foundations Seminar, Institute for Greek Advancement and Greek Retreat. Each of these programs provides premier continuing education and skill building for fraternal professionals and volunteers through keynotes from industry experts, sessions covering a variety of topics, and an environment for making meaningful connections among peers.
Your gifts also help the NICF give program scholarships to new professionals or emerging fraternal foundations to participate in these development opportunities. The NICF is further embarking on a community foundation model that will operationally support emerging foundations and improve the collective impact and sophistication of fraternal philanthropy.
Providing Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Gifts to the NIC Foundation fund scholarships that provide financial assistance to students. The Balfour Fellowship program is available for fraternity and sorority members attending graduate school full time. Selection is based on excellence in interfraternal service, campus and community involvement, enhancement of fraternity ideals and scholastic achievement.
Fraternity and sorority life has had a significant impact on me. Now thanks to the Balfour Fellowship, I am eager to dutifully return the favor.Cassidy Baker
Inspiring and Educating Students & Communities
Gifts to the NICF help us engage in partnerships with the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) that in turn enable a number of important programs and services for the fraternal experience.
Through grant funds made possible by donor support, we contribute to interfraternal leadership events for students like the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), health and safety initiatives like Social Safe that will work toward making campuses and social events safer, and the mobilization of the NIC’s Campus Support Team that is crucial to strengthening and improving the entire fraternity/sorority experience.