Established: August 26, 2002
Official Name: Lehigh University Chapter Endowment
Benefactor: Lehigh University (Beta Epsilon)
Permanently Restricted Endowment Corpus: $137,600.00 (7/1/17)
Spendable Balance: $22,599.24 (7/1/17)
2017 Annual Statement
History of Endowment
This endowment was established through an estate gift from Ralph W. Brown in 2002 to support the Beta Epsilon Chapter at Lehigh.
The Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation reviews each endowment fund annually and makes available a percentage of the fair market value of the Fund's assets to be distributed during the subsequent year, which is presently four and one-half percent (4.5%) of the rolling five-year average of the market value of the endowment at the end of the previous fiscal year. Every gift designated to benefit a chapter will be allocated in the following manner: 70% Temporary Chapter Fund, 20% Permanent Chapter Endowment and 10% Fund for Alpha Sigma Phi.
The Endowment's distributions shall be utilized exclusively for the following purposes:
- To provide funds to support the chapter for leadership, educational, academic and philanthropic purposes. Some examples include but are not limited to the following: registration costs to attend leadership programs (Fraternity, campus, other); merit or needs based scholarships for members, new members and/or potential members; educational speakers or workshops; chapter or prudential board retreats, etc.
- To provide funds for scholarships (partial or full) for undergraduate members to attend Fraternity leadership and educational programs that could include but are not limited to: Academy of Leadership, Better Man Weekend, Elevate - International Leadership Conference, Grand Chapter, etc.
- To provide funds for academic and/or needs based scholarships (partial or full) for qualified members currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students.