The Founders' Day Challenge (FDC) is a campaign created to raise money for the Chapter Leadership Funds (these funds help chapters cover the cost of national Fraternity events, professional development events and more) and the Annual Fund while celebrating Delta Sigma Pi's Founders' Day.
Ways to participate in the Founders' Day Challenge:
Chapter Leadership Funds (CLFs) are chapter-specific accounts within the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation created to receive charitable gifts restricted to each Delta Sigma Pi chapter. Collegiate chapters can request grants to defray the direct costs related to attending Fraternity events (LEAD Provincial Conferences, LEAD Schools, Grand Chapter Congress and Presidents' Academy). Additionally, grants may be provided to cover costs associated with chapters or chapter members sponsoring or attending educational or professional/personal development speakers and/or workshops, conferences or similar events (including field trips to businesses that include significant elements of educational presentations, tours, etc.).
All gifts to Chapter Leadership Funds are tax-deductible (as allowable by law) for the donor and will be included in the donor's annual and lifetime giving records. Gifts to a Chapter Leadership Fund will be charged an upfront gift processing fee of ten percent. There will be no annual administrative fees charged to these funds. The gift processing fee will be used by the Leadership Foundation to help provide annual programming grants to the Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity and to help offset operating costs of the Foundation, including alumni relations and development efforts to increase the level of private support.
Deltasig offers our members high-level business education they don't get in the classroom - as well as practical knowledge that will help them launch successful careers such as how to dress for an interview and how to prepare and present yourself. Chapter officers get front-line management experience as our chapters are really small businesses. The benefits do not stop with graduation. In fact, they just begin as Deltasig is not just four short years, but is for life!
Your gift to the Chapter Leadership Funds will provide career-building educational experiences and scholarships to aspiring business leaders - these will be the people you will want to hire a few years from now. As Deltasigs, we have a tradition of connecting, sharing and supporting each other, of taking what we've gained and passing it along to members who follow. Our programs, such as LEAD events, are business "boot camps" for collegians. Deltasig is an organization that builds friendships...a network of useful connections...a head start on a career. We offer the kind of educational opportunities every business major should have!