"I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth"
~Sigma Chi Creed, George Ade ΔΔ 1887

Delta Delta Balfour Award Winner … Max Fischer '16

Max Fischer '16

Senior Max Fischer ’16 was selected by the chapter as its 2016 Balfour Award winner. This honor is given to a brother who has excelled academically as well as been an active participant and leader on campus and at Delta Delta.


Consul Rajiv Samagond commented, “Max is an exemplary and accomplished brother who has demonstrated ongoing leadership within our chapter and on campus.”


Multiple Roles at Delta Delta

Brother Fischer’s numerous roles within the chapter included House Manager (Fall 2013), Risk Manager (Spring 2014), Annotator (Fall 2014), Pro Consul (Spring 2015), Mom’s Day Chair (Spring 2014), Risk Executive (Fall 2013), along with Computer Chair, Derby Days Committee, Campus Involvement Committee, Balfour Leadership Conference and Pledge Class Risk Manager.


Leading Purdue Organizations

Within the Purdue community Max took an active role in IFC, College Mentors for Kids, Best Buddies, the Institute for Social Empowerment through Entrepreneurship and Knowledge, and the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication.


Max organized fund raising activities for the Purdue Chapter of College Mentors for Kids to meet their goal of $69,000. These events included a 5K run, Taco Tuesday, Wings Wednesday, a fish fry during Lent, multiple skip a meals, and a Giving Tuesday Campaign.


Max helped draft a marketing and fundraising strategy for Purdue’ Day of Giving to raise funds for the Institute for Social Empowerment through Entrepreneurship and Knowledge. This organization works to empower under-privileged individuals throughout the world by educating them about business and capital markets.


The Purdue Institute for Civic Communication was started by former US Ambassador to Belize, Carolyn Curiel, and C-SPAN founder, Brian Lamb. Max took an active role in coordinating speaking events for high-profile guests such as Michael Steele and Howard Dean. As part of this group Brother Fischer was part of the only undergraduate constructed poll in the country to test the nation’s confidence in its civic system.


Academic Honors

Max is carrying a 3.88 GPA in Accounting, Finance and Management from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management where he has received Dean’s List and Semester Honors every semester. His high academic standing has earned him the Delta Delta Academic, John Puterbaugh and Bell Chapter Scholarships from the Chapter.


Additional Recognition

Other honors include being named a Harris Scholar, Krannert School of Management Practicum Grant Winner, the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication Mission Builder Award (2 time winner), and was the only undergraduate from Krannert to attend the New York City Finance Trek.


Max was selected to join Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honorary and Golden Key International Honor Society and took part in the Doster Leadership Conference and the 2015 Washington C-SPAN Maymester intern program.


Work History

During most of Max’s summers he returns home to work on his family’s farm and trucking business. At Purdue he has worked as a legal intern for the Purdue Development Office and Office of Legal Counsel. Two years ago Max spent his summer as a Financial Analyst intern at Cummins, Inc. and last summer he was in Redmond, WA working in Microsoft’s Financial Rotation Program.


Future Plans

Max will be graduating in December 2016 and with all he has accomplished to date, we are certain he has a successful career ahead of him. Congratulations Max on being selected as Delta Delta’s 2016 Balfour Award winner.