How We Recognize Donors
- Lifetime Giving
Radiant Triangle Society – Named after the most sacred symbol of Sigma Pi, the Radiant Triangle Society is reserved for Sigma Pi’s most generous supporters whose lifetime gifts total $500,000 or more.
Founders Society – Named in honor of the four founders of Sigma Pi, the Founders Society recognizes those whose lifetime gifts to Sigma Pi total $100,000 or more.
Tau Phi Delta Society – Named after the original appellation of Sigma Pi, the Tau Phi Delta Society recognizes those whose lifetime gifts to Sigma Pi total $50,000 or more.
Old Vincennes Society – Named after the birthplace of Sigma Pi, the Old Vincennes Society recognizes those whose lifetime gifts to Sigma Pi total $25,000 or more.
Shadowwood Society – Named after the traditional headquarters of Sigma Pi, the Shadowwood Society recognizes those whose lifetime gifts to Sigma Pi total $10,000 or more.
Emerald Society – Named after the official jewel of Sigma Pi, the Emerald Society recognizes those whose lifetime gifts to Sigma Pi total $5,000 or more.
- Legacy Giving
Byron R. Lewis Heritage Society – Named in honor of HGS, PGH, and Founder of the Educational Foundation, the Byron R. Lewis Heritage Society recognizes those who have documented a planned gift to Sigma Pi.
- Annual Giving
The Circle of Pythagoras – The Circle of Pythagoras has been created to present an opportunity to recognize alumni who contribute $500 or more per fiscal year to the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation (SPEF) unrestricted fund.
For their generous support, each new member of the Circle of Pythagoras receives recognition in the Annual Report of the SPEF, as well as invitation to exclusive virtual events.
The Circle of Pythagoras is a new step in the progression of giving back to Sigma Pi. As an undergraduate, you may have joined the Delta Society. As a young alumnus, you may have taken the next step by establishing monthly gifts to the Owl Society. Now, the Circle of Pythagoras creates a new pillar of support in your giving before joining the Brotherhood of the Golden cross at $1000 per fiscal year.
Join the Circle of Pythagoras and help Sigma Pi continue to inspire, promote, and support the lifelong development of our brothers.
Brotherhood of the Golden Cross – The Brotherhood of the Golden Cross recognizes annual gifts to Sigma Pi of $1000 or more.
Established in 2001, the Brotherhood of the Golden Cross Club recognizes alumni and friends who have donated $1,000 or more in a fiscal year to the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation.
The Trustees of the Educational Foundation remain committed to providing the funds needed to support the educational and leadership programs for our members on their “quest for excellence.” To accomplish this important goal, we need strong, steady financial support from our many alumni who can attribute at least part of their success to the valuable lessons they learned as members in Sigma Pi. It is our desire to not only continue to grow this list but to see these donors continue this gracious contribution each fiscal year.
For their generous support, each new member of the Brotherhood of the Golden Cross Club receives a members-only lapel pin. Join the Brotherhood of the Golden Cross Club and help Sigma Pi lay the foundation for the brothers who will become tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, please contact the Educational Foundation at (800) 332-1897 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-exempt to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Sigma Pi Educational Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. Its federal tax ID number is 22-6034109.
- Young Alumni Giving
Owl Society – The Owl Society has been created for our young alumni (age 35 and under), who can start an unrestricted monthly gift of $18.97. Once giving has been established, the donor will receive a special lapel pin recognizing their membership in the Owl Society. After one year of annual payments, the donor will also receive a special gift from the Fraternity.
- Undergraduate Giving
Delta Society – The Delta Society recognizes those undergraduate members who have made an early commitment to giving back to Sigma Pi with a gift of $20 or more.