Established in 1945 to Better the Man
On the centennial anniversary of Alpha Sigma Phi's founding, the Memorial Fund was created and served as a means for funding scholarship awards. Now the Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation, serves as the only charitable arm of Alpha Sigma Phi entitling donors to a full tax deduction within the limits set by the Internal Revenue Code.
The Foundation provides funds for a variety of programs and services which assist men in meeting their educational objectives through scholarships, grants, and leadership and values-based programs. The Foundation's Board of Directors exercises stewardship over the Foundation while the staff is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the office and the administration of fundraising programs.
THE FOUNDATION TODAY
In the 65 years since the Memorial Fund's inception, a lot has changed within the Foundation, the Fraternity, philanthropy, fraternal and educational fundraising, and communications. In the past 25 years, the Foundation has Granted to the Fraternity more than 11 million dollars to support our award-winning leadership programs that have been proven to better our chapters and better our brothers. More than 1 million dollars has been granted to chapters to award needs and merit based scholarships, send chapter members to leadership programs, or hold a chapter retreat.
The Foundation operates from the Ralph F. Burns Alpha Sigma Phi Headquarters building in Carmel, Indiana.