- Kevin Olsavsky
Psi Chapter, Penn State 1986
Our brothers that continue to support the organization after leaving college give a continual influx of new energy and ideas for Phi Kappa Sigma to remain vital, valuable, and relevant. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities allow alumni to direct their time, talent, and treasure in a manner that best accommodates their personal passions, while balancing their other commitments.
A time commitment can vary dependent on whether members serve as chapter advisors, chapter advisory board members, committee chairs, committee members, or serve as executive board members of the foundation, housing corporation, or international officers.
The Executive Director and the Chair of the Volunteer Recruitment and Development Committee have a good gauge of how much time is involved with each of these opportunities. Members willing to serve will be asked to review and sign the organization’s Conflict of Interest Policy, as well as the current Board Member Expectations Policy documents.
Alumni members are often asked to present topics at Regional Key Sessions, National Institutes, and Grand Chapter because of their professional reputation and/or their unique skill set. With the ongoing development and updates for the Phi Kappa Sigma Male College, many hands make light work. Volunteers are needed in developing and curating professional and personal development classes for current member learning and development.
The other requests for skills, connections, and resources include assisting in recruitment, presentations to potential university expansion committees, fundraising calls with staff, or assistance with donor development.
By making a financial gift to the Phi Kappa Sigma Foundation, we grow our fraternity’s unique ability to deliver state-of-the-art leadership programs that enhance our core values –
Trust, Honor, Respect, Knowledge, Wisdom, Responsibility and Integrity.
Each gift makes a decisive and positive difference in the lives of all Phi Kappa Sigma undergraduate members. For all active members and alumni, the Annual Giving Program coordinated by the Foundation provides an opportunity to make tax-deductible gifts, which allow great opportunities for our fraternity.
Treasure is perhaps the greatest unspoken agreement of any component of board service. Expectations for board giving should be made clear from the beginning and are clearly listed in the Board Member Expectations Policy document.
Recognition and Levels:
A gift to the organization can take on many forms, and there are several options to fit your philanthropic intent. If you are interested in making an impact with your financial gift, please contact the Executive Director of Development.
Dr. Stephen Post, who is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York, and Founder of The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, authored a study that found people who give back to others lead more happy and healthy lives, than those who do not volunteer.
Feeling Good After Volunteering
Feeling Less Stress
Feeling Physically Healthier