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Holt House
The Birthplace of Pi Beta Phi

The founding of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity took place at Holt House in Monmouth, Illinois, where two founders — Ada Bruen and Libbie Brook — lived while attending college.

Today, the Monmouth community uses the first floor of Holt House for small weddings, receptions, meetings and social and civil gatherings. The second floor is reserved exclusively for Pi Beta Phi purposes. Nearby Pi Phi chapters and alumnae organizations hold meetings, initiations and ceremonies at Holt House, and there is a library and special displays of materials unique to Pi Phi.

Pi Beta Phi Foundation maintains the Holt House Fund for the purposes of providing funds to operate Holt House throughout the year. Alumnae organizations, chapters and individuals are encouraged to support the Holt House Fund and preserve the historic home where it all began.

Click here to make a gift to Holt House or call (636) 256–1357 for more information.

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

After Pi Beta Phi spent more than 50 years educating children in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the county fully assumed responsibility for public education in 1968. The Fraternity redirected its philanthropic focus to literacy through the arts by establishing Arrowmont® School of Arts and Crafts, dedicated in 1970.

Arrowmont became an internationally recognized visual art education center, preserving the arts and crafts of the Smoky Mountains. The site of the original Settlement School, the Teacher’s Dormitory, remains at the northwest corner of the property. Beginning in the late 1980s, Pi Beta Phi recognized the need to expand its literacy philanthropy to become national in scope. At the same time, Arrowmont sought to become more independent and to acquire the majority of its support from the local community as well as corporate and arts funders. The transition began when Arrowmont became separately incorporated in 1991, and today the two organizations remain mutually supportive but legally and operationally independent of each other.

In 2010, the Gatlinburg Study Committee commissioned by Grand Council provided a detailed report with recommendations for the future of the partnership between Pi Beta Phi and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. For the full report, click here.

Pi Beta Phi Foundation remains committed to Pi Beta Phi alumnae interest in Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts through our Arrowmont Fund, which supports the historic preservation of Pi Phi relevant property, as well as special projects.

Click here to make a gift to Arrowmont or call (636) 256–1357 for more information.

Why we keep giving back ...

Read insights from Evelyn Peters Kyle Society members Maja Tanaka Berge, Susan Butterfly-Ebert, Cathy Birch Daniel, Jill Grossman and Elizabeth Robbins Salata on why they believe Pi Phi is so powerful ... and why they continue to support our members through Foundation contributions! more

Founders' Day Scholarship Donors 2014

Sharon Abeyta-Levey
Pat Emens Anderson
Lacie Drogen Baumgartner
Beth van Maanen Beatty
Fran DeSimone Becque
Maja Tanaka Berge
Nicole Marie Bergeron
Diane M. Bielman
Daphney Rivera Bitanga
Roberta Boyd Bragan
Ann Warmack Brookshire
Betsy Harris Cantlie
Teri Chadwick, CFRE
Ashlee Kate Christofferson
Trudy Hartzell Clark
Jan Kincaid Clifford
Vincent P. Coleman
Melissa Malone Colvin
Cathy Filson Cooper
Bethany Sage Curtis
Cathy Birch Daniel
Trisha Courtney Deehring
Mary Beth Rhyne Dykes
Shawn Eagleburger
Emory McGinnis Eison
Karen Lee Emberton
Kathy Wager Ewing
Suzette Thompson Farrar
Karen Neely Faryniak
Ellen Frances Ferringer
Laura Judd Fulton
Joy Vanasse Goodenough
Mary Rogers Gordon
Chantel Nicole Hagner
Margaret Steele Harvey
Alison Veit Heafitz
Kelly Dale Hogan
Jessica Manning Hooper
Laurie Teresa Hoskins
Betty Staggs Huckabay
Patty S. Hurdelbrink
Linda Noel Ibsen
Gina Garrison Jones
Maurine Hager Jones
Elizabeth Van Buren Kiss
Caitlin Pierce Kissee
Suzanne Gill Kriz
Susan Crane Kyle
Marnie Rae Lee
Carolyn Pavletich Lesh
Margo Wilton Lesser
Sherrie Pendley Liebsack
Patty Baird Link
Betty Blades Lofton
Vivian Mei Long
Leisa Ebeling Lowrey
Rae Wohlhueter Maier
Suzanne Malone
Martha Sherman Malsbary
Toni Martinovich

Kristen Massey
Betsy West McCune
Ruth Walsh McIntyre
Renee Ross Mercer
Amber Moore
Maria Alberico Morgan
Hannah Muehlbauer
Kathy Swinea Nevill
Kim J. OBrien
Kristin Noer Olson
Jill Pampel
Leigh Mossman Pauling
Katie Schwie Perrine
Ann Dudgeon Phy
Nancy Fogle Pollard
Lura Jane Powell
Jenny Miller Pratt
Karen Helfrich Pratt
Karen Consalus Price
Tina Lynn Rivard
Susan Kingsley Robinson
Lisa Rede Roman
Catherine Elizabeth Roosevelt
Shannon O'Donnell Ross
Marilyn Smith Rowell
Elizabeth Robbins Salata
Jean Wirths Scott
Lisa Gamel Scott
Morgan Riley Sexton
Ann Crigger Shaw
Paula Pace Shepherd
Betsy Beese Sheridan
Beth Seidelhuber Sordi
Amanda Strickland Stout
Cara Ballard Sutcliffe
Cindy Rice Svec
Deanna Szydlowski
Mary Rakow Tanner
Emily Russell Tarr
Amy Wasserman Tatro
Jacquelyn Marie Tatro
Kimberly Smith Taylor
Mary Ann McCrary Thomas
Karen Sulley Thorn
Rena Rodeman Thorsen
Carrie Elizabeth Tilley
Mary Alice Classen Tinari
Beth Torres
Denise Pierce Turnbull
Jacqueline Vo
Bridget Gaughan Wagstaff
Lucy Baker Warner
Carol Inge Warren
Tracy Beaufort Whitehead
Harper Whitten
Sally Sewell Wightman
Juli Holmes Willeman
Annemarie Long Wilson
Julie Wisbrock
Lucie Johnson Wisehart
Marla Neelly Wulf
Hayley Ann Zimmerman

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