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Celebrating Evelyn Peters Kyle



Loyalty Ties


Often in our busy lives
We somehow fail to realize
What different ways we might have gone,
If Pi Phi hadn’t come along.

Our pledgeship taught us many things
That work together always brings.
We learned our past and how we grew,
And what good scholarship could do.


As collegians it opened up a door
That showed that life holds so much more;
That friends do last throughout the years,
And help when a cloudy sky appears.


And then on graduation day
We felt that time had slipped away,
A Pi Phi girl had just become
A “Has Been” and new Alum.


But once again a door was wide,
And friends to welcome just inside;
And service of another kind
To satisfy both heart and mind.


From pledge to Golden Arrow year,
These loyal ties are always near,
So think what your life might have been,
If Pi Phi hadn’t said, “Come in!”


—Evelyn Peters Kyle 1966


Evelyn Peters Kyle, Illinois Alpha, was a very special member of Pi Beta Phi. Evelyn demonstrated her love for her Fraternity through her numerous volunteer roles and her treasured words. As Poet Laureate, Evelyn conveyed her pride and joy for our sisterhood through her poems, and she exemplified the values of Pi Beta Phi. Evelyn's words and actions continue to inspire generations of Pi Phis.

Evelyn and her husband, Stan, were also loyal Foundation donors and long-time members of the Foundation’s planned giving society. When Evelyn passed away in 2009, the bulk of her estate was gifted to Foundation.

The Foundation created the Evelyn Peters Kyle Society to recognize donors who support the Foundation with gifts totaling $1,000 or more each fiscal year. Like Evelyn, members of the EPK Society have a deep commitment to the future of Pi Beta Phi.

Members of the Evelyn Peters Kyle Society receive special benefits, including:

  • An invitation to the May Lansfield Keller Breakfast at convention
  • An invitation to Trustee receptions hosted throughout the year
  • A copy of the quarterly publication, the Evelyn Peters Kyle Society Bulletin.

March is Evelyn's birthday month, and the Foundation's will be celebrating her legacy and members of the Evelyn Peters Kyle Society all monthlong on Facebook!

For more information about the Evelyn Peters Kyle Society, please contact Development Director Jenny Miller Pratt at jpratt@pibetaphi.org or (636) 256-1357.

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Thank you for a great year!

In fiscal year 2014-2015, the Foundation was able to invest more than $1.5 million for scholarships, leadership, emergency grants, literacy, heritage and housing. more

Tribute Gifts: May 1-June 30, 2015

Memorial Gifts


In memory of Beth van Maanen Beatty

Liz Ann Beatty
Julie Pfeiffer Blischke
Brooke Helmers Bremer
Celeste Ullrich Crowder
Sharon English Eatherly
Catherine Nelson Evans
Ann Cramer Gunn
Jennifer Feeney Harlan
Mary Wingard Keathley
Lilly Endowment, Inc Matching Gifts
Holly Means
Beverly Beatty Nester
Angie Van Buren Pankoff
Lu Ann Browning Redman
Richardson-Plano, TX Alumane Club
Kerry O'Keefe Shepard
Chris Mills Verity

In memory of Carol Bucklin Brown

Jean Arthur
Barbara Gump

In memory of Marguerite Clark Cody

Joey Blume Hamilton
S. Fairfield County, CT Alumnae Club

In memory of Frances Fairbanks Crawford

Sydney Hall Braud
Ann B. Calvit
Dana Moncrief

In memory of Jack Daerr

Bloomington, IN Alumnae Club

In memory of Haley Drown

Alexis M. Coleman

In memory of Roy Foxworthy

Barbara Kidd Vandivier

In memory of Jane Elinor Harris Furtaw

Melissa Malone Colvin
Lynda Breyer Miller
Michelle Drouse Woodhouse

In memory of Margaret Garner Gustin

Joanna Miranda Glaze

In memory of Nancy Jane Hanks Hanna

Sally Sewell Wightman

In memory of Cindy Doolittle Harkins

Darri and Keith Mansel

In memory of Nancy Glidden Hester

Palm Springs-Desert Cities Alumnae Club

In memory of Briana Hillard

New Mexico Alpha Chapter

In memory of Joan Padden Hickman

Marsha Jones

In memory of Jane Hollingsworth Hotze

Julie H. Spitzfaden

In memory of Sabrina Kelley

Alabama Beta Chapter

In memory of James Clinton Lane

Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Barbara Gesell Lauder

Marcia Arndt Dahlquist
Jeanne McClean Ehekircher
Sally Davis Fritz
R. James Gesell
Kari Erickson Gill
Roxann R. Goertz
Patricia Cockayne Haskins
Norma Drinane Hawley
Jerry Hunter King
Mary Collette Lawrence
Mary Cooke Mulier
Martha Elizabeth Murphy
Mary Ellen Locken Olson
Mary Kileen Orme
Carolyn Meyer Petersen
Kathy Morrisey Porter
Cynthia Alcorn Rust
Jackie Grier Salvato
Beverly Beatty Schwartz
Kay Weis Skinner
St. Paul, MN Alumnae Club
Joan Witte Timm
Coleen Morrisey Wasescha
Sarah Snodsmith Weddell
Suzanne Mason White
Susan Andrews Wilson

In memory of Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg

Greenville, SC Alumnae Club

In memory of Tom Lofton

Kay Knittle Brock
Carolyn Pavletich Lesh
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
Barbara Kidd Vandivier

In memory of Patricia Gibson Mann

Patricia Butler Fellrath

In memory of Jan Beaty Marricle

Alice Kelly McCurdy

In memory of Ann Seidenglanz Mason

Chris Mills Verity

In memory of Carol Kirkpatrick Maurer

Amanda Marie Reid

In memory of Nancy Kolo Miller

Kay Knittle Brock

In memory of Margaret Thomas Oliver

The Martin Family

In memory of Susannah Ott

Sue Ott Moore

In memory of Bob Partlow

Hope Holcombe Bolger
Cynthia Hazel Carter Bright
Sonia Phipps Brokaw
Jeriann Hill Crawford
Joan Rosser Dalrymple
Jo Lynne Stancil DeMary
Nancy Holt Garver
Hannelore Angermayer Glagola
Debby A. Kay
Mary Petticrew Smalling

In memory of Martha Ott Pulliam

Sue Ott Moore

In memory of Lu Ann Browning Redman

Cynthia Burris Bassel
Meridith Cavender Constant
Carolyn Pavletich Lesh
Ashley Barron Mattocks
Perrijo and Bill Midgett
Mary and Jim Patton
Ann Dudgeon Phy
Traci Twardowski
Kathleen Brooks Verschoyle

In memory of Elizabeth Stewart Smith

June S. Cook

In memory of Toni Steininger

Brevard County Alumnae Club

In memory of Virginia Palmer Swindal

Anita Caldwell Zarcone

In memory of Kay Wells Trumbo-Havens

Mary Ann Clinton Wasson

Recognition Gifts

In recognition of Jody Morse Al-Saigh

Marnie Rae Lee

In recognition of Beatty Family

Karen Shelton Chevalier

In recognition of Barbara Bass Berry

Sally Sewell Wightman

In recognition of Kathryn Clifford

Jan Kincaid Clifford
Sally Sewell Wightman

In recognition of Colleen Briley Daywalt

Marnie Rae Lee

In recognition of Constance Dillon

Ruth Neel Noble

In recognition of Shawn Eagleburger

The Leadership and Training Studio

In recognition of Carly Giesbrecht

Jamie Feist Daniels
Lauren Jenkins Smith
Marie Metke Westom

In recognition of Madalyn Marchman Jones

Marnie Rae Lee

In recognition of Cheryl Ross Lage

Richmond, VA Alumnae Club


In recognition of Lichtenberg Family

Karen Shelton Chevalier

In recognition of Ana Mancebo Miller

Sarah (Sis) Ruth Mullis

In recognition of Carla Schlossbach Treatch-Mungai

Phoenix, AZ Alumnae Club

In recognition of Ruth Neel Noble

Toni Ann Martinovich

In recognition of Mary Tucker Platt

Betty Traver Zeaman

In recognition of Jan Turner Polk

Beverly Cregg Schafer

In recognition of Mallory Wightman Rogers

Sally Sewell Wightman

In recognition of Barbara Berry Sewell

Sally Sewell Wightman
Lucie and F.A. Sewell

In recognition of Emily Russell Tarr

Jeanie Marie Egmon

In recognition of Anne Taylor

The Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation

In recognition of Julie K. Wightman Taylor

Sally Sewell Wightman

In recognition of Jamie Thill

Mr. and Mrs. D. Michael Vaughan

In recognition of Brenda Balkunas Wirth

Marnie Rae Lee

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