The Alpha Omicron Alumni Association Forms the Centennial Scholarship Fund

Brothers,

This fall the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha will celebrate its 100th year. Join us at Southwestern during Homecoming Weekend on November 5-6, 2010 for our Centennial Celebration!

To mark this momentous occasion, the Alpha Omicron Alumni Association has formed the Centennial Scholarship Fund. Our chapter has lost two initiated brothers in the last two years because they and their families could no longer afford to fund their education at SU. This endowed fund will support an undergraduate brother through an annual need-based scholarship. You will receive a mailing in the next few weeks; you can support the undergraduate chapter by contributing to this fund in the following ways:

  • Mail a check to me made out to Southwestern University (return envelope enclosed in the mailing).
  • Visit http://southwestern.edu/pkacentennial to give online.
  • Return the pledge form enclosed in the mailing.  You can satisfy your pledge over 1 to 5 years.

Your tax-deductable contribution will help us ensure that all brothers are able to have the same quality experience that you and I had as Pikes at Southwestern. For more information about the opportunity to contribute to the Centennial Scholarship Fund and for information about our upcoming Centennial Celebration, please visit http://alphaomicroncentennial.org/.

Enclosed you will find additional information about the Centennial Fund and plans that are developing for our Centennial Celebration. Thank you for your continued support of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha. I look forward to seeing you this fall.

In the bonds,

Daniel Webb AO ’05

President, Alpha Omicron Alumni Association

Centennial Scholarship Fund

OverviewThis endowed fund was organized by the Alpha Omicron Alumni Association (AOAA) in collaboration with staff at Southwestern and voted on by the alumni in attendance at Founder’s Day, March 6, 2010. This fund will create an annual scholarship which will be allocated by Southwestern’s Office of Financial Assistance to the undergraduate member of our fraternity who demonstrates the highest degree of financial need each academic year. In the event that there is no such brother, the annual scholarship will go to descendants of AO alumni attending Southwestern. If this too is not possible, the Office of Financial Assistance will allocate the scholarship to a Southwestern student demonstrating financial need.

$100,000 Goal – The AOAA has set a goal of $100,000 for this campaign. To endow the Centennial Scholarship Fund, we need to first raise $25,000.

Why GiveOur chapter has lost two initiated brothers in the last two years because they and their families could no longer afford to fund their education at SU. As the cost of education continues to increase, this fund will help ensure that all brothers are afforded the same opportunities to benefit from the Southwestern Pike Experience as we were.

How to Give ­– Listed below are the methods of giving to the Centennial Scholarship. Should you wish to talk to an officer of the AOAA about your gift, please refer to the contact information listed on the cover letter.

  • Mail a check to me made out to Southwestern University (return envelope enclosed in the mailing).
  • Visit http://southwestern.edu/pkacentennial to give online.
  • Return the pledge form enclosed in the mailing.  You can satisfy your pledge over 1 to 5 years.

Donor Recognition

  • Centennial Circle – $5,000+
  • Naming Level – $2,500+
    • Give your gift in honor of or in memory of another brother.
  • President’s Club – $125/mo., $1,500/yr.
  • Lonestar Leaders – $100/mo., $1,200/yr.
  • Gold Level – $50/mo., $600/yr.
  • Garnet Level – $25/mo., $300/yr.

Class Agents

Steve Raben AO ’59

John Raish AO ’63

Richard Pinger AO ’65

John Curry AO ’67

Bill Smith AO ’70

Ted Caryl AO ’73

Dustin James AO ’78.5

Steve Ressling AO ’79

Audie Alcorn AO ’81

Randy Bowden AO ’82.5

James Morrison AO ’84

Mike Lade AO ’85

George Cruz AO ’92

Thomas Singletary AO ’95

Patrick Jennings AO ’97

Drew York AO ’99

Bradford Barron AO ’01

Jason Modglin AO ’02

Ben Woods AO ’03

Daniel Webb AO ’05