NICF Board of Directors and staff have gathered and reflected upon important feedback from member foundations. We found ourselves at a pivotal moment of opportunity to reimagine the Foundation and our mission. To be successful, our path forward includes fundraising to support what our member foundations have identified as key needs, as well as to grow our role in and contribution to industry-wide advancement that will sustain interfraternal foundations and organizations for years to come.

YOUR SUPPORT DRIVES OUR RENEWED FOCUS

THREE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

CULTURE OF CARE

GOAL: TO BE THE HUB OF ORGANIZATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR FRATERNAL FOUNDATIONS, GROWING THE COLLECTIVE SOPHISTICATION AND IMPACT OF FRATERNAL PHILANTHROPY

INITIATIVES: Educational programs & events, online knowledge center, continuing education webinars

The Foundation aims to provide top-notch programs and resources for members because we care about your development and interfraternal experience. Further, educational events foster networking relationships that will help you navigate the profession. Your gifts support continued growth of our existing educational programs and creation of new experiences, all to ensure premier continuing education and skill building for fraternal foundation professionals and volunteers at all levels of experience.

COMMUNITY

GOAL: TO PROVIDE GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS TO ADVANCE THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL PRIORITIES

INITIATIVES: Broad-reaching industry resources, UIFI scholarships, Balfour Fellowships

Fraternal foundations impact the success of fraternities and sororities. Whether you’re funding mental health programming, or annual training for consultants, each foundation has a host of ways it enables success of the overall organization. Similarly, with your gifts we are uniquely positioned to support initiatives that benefit campus fraternity and sorority communities and their students, as well as create resources that impact the entire industry. This includes projects like the North American Interfraternity Conference’s (NIC) Health and Safety Initiative to address hazing, drugs and alcohol abuse, scholarships to the student-based leadership program the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), or research that will inform data-driven decisions for growth and change.

CAPACITY BUILDING

GOAL: PROVIDING COOPERATIVE SERVICE TO SUPPORT FRATERNAL FOUNDATIONS

INITIATIVE: Community Foundation Model

The Foundation is committed to increased interfraternal granting and support through adopting a Community Foundation Model, which will also operationally assist emerging foundations. Your gifts help make this model possible and enable us to fund programs like the first-ever philanthropy-focused workshop for new and developing fraternal foundations, offered free of charge as a pre-conference option before The Foundations Seminar. Your support also enables us to secure key partnerships and procure benefits for member foundations that increase operational excellence and grow fundraising capacity, such as the recently-announced offering from DonorSearch for a free wealth screening.


YOUR GIFTS SO FAR

Your contributions will make an impact as we prepare to drive a culture of care, community and capacity building further forward. At Seminar, we’ll unveil the “reimagined NICF”–a brand that aligns with our renewed strategic priorities and propels our refocused vision for the future.

Below are the current giving levels for the NICF:

  • LEADERSHIP CIRCLE | $1,000 OR MORE

 

  • INVESTMENT CIRCLE | $500 TO $999

 

  • ADVANCEMENT CIRCLE | $250 TO $499

 

  • COLLABORATION CIRCLE | $100 TO $249

 

Donors who made an unrestricted gift at one of these levels will be recognized in the official Seminar program book (gift must be made by Aug. 1 to be included in print), at the Seminar Opening Session, at the Awards of Distinction Dinner and on this website. The current fundraising total represents unrestricted gifts made at time of registration for The Foundations Seminar and individual unrestricted gifts made in FY18.

$ FUNDRAISING TOTAL TO DATE


LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

Alpha Chi Omega Foundation
Chi Omega Foundation
Delta Gamma Foundation
Gamma Phi Beta Foundation
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Phi Mu Foundation
Jason Butler
John Christopher
Kitty deKieffer
Diane Eggert
Brad Garrison, in honor of John Christopher
Marsha Grady
Ginger Hicks Smith
Jud Horras
Michael Mayer
Allison Rickels
Ben Satcher, Jr.

INVESTMENT CIRCLE

Dave Smittle

ADVANCEMENT CIRCLE

Delta Zeta Foundation
Joe Budde Jr.
Michele King
Mike McRee
Ben Nicol
Dylan Pyne

COLLABORATION CIRCLE

Traci Basden
Beth Burkes
Julie Burkhard
Sarah Cone
Tracy Garner
Heather Matthews Kirk
Helen Lahrman
Emily Musser
Jenny Pratt
Jim Russell
William Scott
Robert Stalder
Tyler Wash
Nathan Wight
Kathy Wilson
Mary Young

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