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Create a Chapter House Improvement Program Fund

New Resource Now Available for Chapter House Corporations!

Click here to download "A Guide to Fundraising for Housing" for Chapter House Corporations.  This new resource provides tips and best practices for successful fundraising, explains tax law and Pi Phi guidelines, and offers recommended reading and additional resources. Questions about this guide? Contact Jenny Miller Pratt, Development Director.

What is a CHIP?

A Chapter House Improvement Program (CHIP) Fund allows chapter alumnae to make tax-deductible contributions in support of their chapter and provide a fund that their Chapter House Corporation (CHC) can access to fund qualified improvements to the chapter house. 

Why don’t I just make a gift directly to my CHC?

You certainly can, and many alumnae do. However, due to current IRS law those donations are not tax-deductible. Particularly for major gifts, tax considerations are important. A CHIP allows a donor to make a gift to their chapter and realize the tax benefits. 

How can I establish a CHIP for my chapter?

A CHIP Fund can be established with any initial gift and/or pledge of $10,000 or more. Any individual, chapter or chapter house corporation can establish a CHIP Fund. 

Who can donate to a CHIP Fund?

Once a CHIP Fund has been established, anyone can make a gift to a CHIP Fund and in any amount. The Foundation will also accept pledges of up to three years for gifts of a $1,000 or more.

Also, the Foundation will be able to accept gifts of appreciated securities, IRA rollovers and planned gifts designated to your chapter’s CHIP Fund.

Can CHCs fundraise for our CHIP Fund?

Yes, but all CHC efforts to fundraise that include soliciting contributions for their CHIP fund must be conducted with the prior approval of and in concert with the Foundation.

What can a CHIP be used for?

Basically, anything that is qualified charitable and is comparable to what the university offers in its student housing. Examples include dedicated study, library, computer and instructional areas of a chapter house, and items in these areas such as computers, computer desks and computer chairs, provided the CHC retains ownership of these items. Wireless or hardwired Internet access may qualify as well. Finally, grants can be made for annual operating expenses (insurance, utilities and similar items) relating to dedicated educational areas, as well as for the installation of fire alarms, smoke detectors and internal sprinkler systems for dedicated educational areas. Any reasonable allocation may be used for determining educational space in the chapter house.

How does the CHC access their CHIP Fund?

There are several steps to undertake in preparation; none are too complicated. Then, basically the CHC applies for reimbursement.  

What will this cost the CHC?

It costs the CHC nothing for the Foundation to maintain a CHIP Fund. Gifts to CHIP Funds will be assessed a 2% Friendship Fund fee upon receipt to offset gift administration and overhead costs. 

In summary

The CHIP Fund is a new initiative by which the Foundation can connect alumnae and other interested donors wishing to support their chapter houses with the CHC’s and their need for funds for qualified educational expenditures.

If you are interested in establishing a CHIP, please contact Jenny Miller Pratt, Development Director.

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If you are looking for a way to give back to the sisterhood you love, consider being a Foundation volunteer. We are looking for passionate Pi Phis who want to help ensure the future of our sisterhood. more

Tribute Gifts July 1 - September 30, 2016

In memory of Doris Siefarth Amort

Helen Proebstel Swanson

In memory of Patricia Hays Barnett

Cynthia Hazel Carter Bright
Sonia Phipps Brokaw
Carol McKinley Dudley
Nancy Holt Garver
Twyla Willey Kulp

In memory of Rita Bertucci

Barbara McReynolds LaMaster

In memory of Lisa Morrison Bogan

Alexis M. Coleman
South Fairfield County, CT Alumnae Club

In memory of Richard Bowman

Renee Ross Mercer

In memory of Helen Brooks Brashear

Ann Warmack Brookshire
Tyler, TX Alumnae Club

In memory of Brooke Elizabeth Briggs

Carol McKinley Dudley
Michele Robinson Gagliardi

In memory of Mary Lou Agnew Canaday

Palm Springs-Desert Cities, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Arlene Mazzulla Christen

Barbara Davis Moore

In memory of Julia Ann Consalus

Fran DeSimone Becque
Diane M. Bielman
Lou Ann Montgomery Carter
Jan Kincaid Clifford
Amy Strickland Dreller
Jean Perry Eggerman
Julie McKittrick Engelbrecht
Maurine Hager Jones
Leisa Ebeling Lowrey
Betsy West McCune
Melissa Dates Schmidt
Emily Russell Tarr
Mary Loy Tatum
Carol Inge Warren
Hallee Winnie

In memory of Lou Ann Chase Daldrup

Klaire Kaufman Pirtle

In memory of Geneve Conaway DeLauer

Susan E. Lombardi

In memory of Jean Botsford Dillard

Cascade, OR Alumnae Club

In memory of Cayla Dimaano

Leisa Ebeling Lowrey

In memory of Patricia Thorpe Dolliver

Helen Hyde Harryman

In memory of Martha Bowman Ebeling

Fran DeSimone Becque
Diane M. Bielman
Jan Kincaid Clifford
Melissa Malone Colvin
Amy Strickland Dreller
Kathy Wager Ewing
Laura Judd Fulton
Alison Veit Heafitz
Barbara McReynolds LaMaster
Carolyn Pavletich Lesh
Patricia Baird Link
Betsy West McCune
Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Jeanne McClean Ehekircher

Marlene Brubaker

In memory of Pat Williams Farley

Jennifer Eaton Penland

In memory of Brittany Feldman

Kathy Wager Ewing

In memory of Gene Carr Fenley

John Fenley

In memory of Lois Crumbaker Frazier

Nancy Jo Lefferson Gass

In memory of David Geeting

Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Jeanne Fetter Greenhaw

William K. Greenhaw

In memory of Nancy Wilkinson Hawley

Sally Rowe Jones

In memory of Sarah Hodgdon Henson

Susan Crane Kyle

In memory of Sabrina Kelley

Alabama Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi

In memory of Betty Klein

Lynne Nordhoff

In memory of Christopher Lynn Lawson

Carolyn Lauren Banks

In memory of Jean Black Lelek

Edmund V. Lelek

In memory of Cynthia Jones Liebe

Sharon Gladwin Dalrymple
Leslie Willard Dunsworth
Pamela Sabeck Fitzgerald
Susan Cohenour Johnson
Becky Akin Larsen
Carol Sexton Paulk
Sally Minning Shoemaker
Christine Kajikawa Wilkinson

In memory of William Malone

Melissa Malone Colvin

In memory of James Mattioli

Debbie Sun Wang

In memory of Shirley Williams Nebergall

Judy Friend Strohm

In memory of Helen Dowell Powell

Julie Gempel Lindstrom

In memory of Marjorie Purnell

Carolyn Braselton Townsend

In memory of Lu Ann Browning Redman

Vanessa Ann Redman

In memory of Casey Hazel Rose

Lindsey Germono Glodt

In memory of Ellie Turnbull Sassano

MaryMargaret McDonough

In memory of Reece Schwing

Melissa Dates Schmidt

In memory of Marion Appleman Schwinn

Nancy Jo Lefferson Gass

In memory of Gloria Cloud Skade

Patricia Skade Rogers

In memory of Elizabeth Alexander Smith

North San Diego, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Connie Hasabales Taylor

Sally Minning Shoemaker
Valley of the Moon, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Emmett Trant

Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Gloria Larsen Wagner

Heather Wilson Miller
Marcia Perry Nix

In memory of Joan Hutchens Wanamaker

Cypress Creek-North West Houston, TX Alumnae Club

In memory of Suzanne Walker Weber

Susan Perry Brockway
Mary Chattin Saunders
Lucy Baker Warner

In memory of William F. Whittom

Fran DeSimone Becque
Leisa Ebeling Lowrey
Renee Ross Mercer
Emily Russell Tarr
Mary Loy Tatum

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