Reflections as Annual Fund Hits Milestone
Tempus fugit. (Translation: time passes quickly) It has been 16 years since we recognized the need to renovate our beloved Chapter House and 12.5 years since the construction work was completed.
It was an historic undertaking as we decided to renovate our 95 year old chapter house. At $7.4 million this was the most ambitious building and fundraising campaign to date in the Greek world. We are happy to report that the Delta Delta Chapter House looks as good as it did when the undergraduates moved back in in August 2007.
Annual Fund Reaches $1,000,000
One of the challenges of any organization is to fund ongoing, major ticket repairs and maintenance for a place like Delta Delta. Through the dedicated efforts of Bernie Sergesketter ’58 and Jim Dora ’58 and the support of hundreds of alumni brothers, the House Corporation’s long term maintenance fund has now reached $1,059,464. To date we have spent $200,000 from these reserves on major items that needed attention.
$80,000 Needed Annually
To continue to build up our reserves the Annual Fund has an objective to raise $80,000 each year. This annual sum will allow the House Corp to have funds available when major repairs, i.e. roofs, boilers, kitchen equipment, etc. require replacement. This past year we raised $77,777 toward our goal.
Reflections on the Renovation Campaign
As we passed this significant milestone there are so many brothers who have contributed to our chapter’s success. Bart Burrell ‘81, who served as House Corporation President from 2009 to 2015, remarked, “It is truly an honor to be associated with so many great men. 202 owes you all, not only for the chapter house but for the reputation and values you have left for Delta Delta and those brothers that follow. Think of the lives that will continue to be changed and shaped and the leaders developed because of your efforts. Amazing and inspiring!”
Let’s keep it going!