Frequently Asked Questions
I’d like for my gift to be used for house improvements. How does that work?
Your gift will be sent by the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation to the Psi Building Fund at the University of Alabama Foundation. The Psi Board of Trustees will then utilize your gift, and others, as we improve our beloved home. You will receive credit on your lifetime giving record with the University of Alabama Foundation for the net amount of your gift. Unfortunately, however, the University of Alabama Foundation does not provide Tide Pride points for contributions to Greek Housing.
How do gifts for Jewish Heritage & Leadership Training benefit the chapter?
Gifts for this component of the campaign will be used to send Psi Chapter undergraduates to educational leadership programs such as:
1. Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity’s Israel Advocacy Summit, James E. Greer, Jr. Presidents Leadership Academy, International Convention, and Emerging Leaders Institute;
2. The AIPAC Policy Conference, the largest gathering of America’s pro-Israel community; and
3. Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), a program of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. This program brings fraternity men and sorority women from across North America to explore, define and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority. Participants grow to expect values-based action from themselves and those they lead.
How are gifts for scholarships going to be used?
General, unrestricted scholarship gifts will be added to the David R. Aresty and the Jay R. Gotlieb Memorial Scholarship funds, or will be used to create a new Scholarship Fund, which is currently unnamed. This new fund will provide merit-based scholarships to recognize the best and the brightest in Psi Chapter, and to promote a culture of academic excellence among the brothers. Additionally, alumni may endow a scholarship in their name, or the name of another (minimum funding level is $25,000). Scholarship recipients will be chosen annually by the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation
Are naming opportunities available?
Yes, there are naming opportunities available for certain gifts to the Campaign. These include the possibility of naming a room of the house, a scholarship or a program in your name or in the name of a family member or friend. At the time a gift is made, you will be invited to discuss the best way we can recognize your generosity, if you so desire.
Are their specific giving levels with this campaign?
Yes, there are:
Psi Society $100,000 +
Champions Society $75,000 to $99,999
Second Century Society $50,000 to $74,999
1916 Club $25,000 to $49,999
Crimson Club $15,000 to $24,999
Presidents Club $10,000 to $14,999
Jefferson Avenue Club $5,000 to $9,999
1898 Club $1,800 to$4,999
Does a company’s matching gift count towards giving levels?
Absolutely. Many companies match gifts made to charities, allowing employees to double – sometimes more – their gift. If your company matches gifts, just let us know and we’ll be glad to help. If your company has a matching gift program but will not match gifts to fraternal foundations, it may be possible to direct your gift to the University of Alabama Foundation. These gifts will be allocated to the Psi Building Fund, which supports the housing component of our campaign
Can I make a gift online?
Yes, you can make a gift securely online here. Make sure that the “Psi Chapter Championing Our Second Century Campaign” option is selected in the “I want my gift to support” drop-down box. If you wish to designate your gift to a specific use, please provide details in the Feedback section at the bottom of the form.
Who is providing governance and oversight to this effort?
In addition to many city/regional volunteers who are providing vital assistance, the campaign steering committee includes:
Paul Silver (’88), Chairman Charlie Collat (’90)
Lee Engel (’98) Ken Grodner (’81)
Jerald Labovitz (’76) David Nomberg (’98)
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Faron Lewitt (’97): firstname.lastname@example.org; 317-506-7066
Paul Silver (’88): email@example.com; 404-229-8966
David Nomberg (’98): firstname.lastname@example.org; 205-427-8866