109 years in Ames has taught us that maintaining a great chapter requires a combination of a great facility, well-rounded undergraduate men, and capable and committed alumni. In recent years we have been blessed to have impressive undergraduate men and outstanding alumni; however, we know the facility will eventually need an update to remain an attractive housing opportunity to prospective members.
To prepare for our future housing needs, Iowa Beta is launching the Building for the Future Campaign with the goal to raise $1,500,000 from alumni by August 31, 2022 – $1,000,000 in cash and pledges, which can be given over five years if preferred, and another $500,000 in planned (estate) gifts. The money raised in this campaign will be invested and professionally managed in an “Iowa Beta Housing Fund” within the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation. It will be available to the House Corporation only for chapter house purposes – a future renovation or rebuild, or if needed, maintenance along the way. An option is also available for alumni to make non-tax-deductible gifts directly to the House Corporation, if preferred.
It is important that we maintain our house in such a way that it remains attractive in the eyes of prospective members and their parents, while also functionally meeting the needs of our undergraduate brothers. The house is our foundation and nucleus. Student housing facilities on- and off-campus have improved significantly in recent years. Iowa Beta must start now to make sure we have the resources to keep up with our competition. Please consider an investment in the future of Iowa Beta today!