AFA Foundation

The AFA Foundation

The AFA Foundation supports the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, individual members, and our wider fraternal communities. It is the mission of the AFA Foundation to secure, invest, and distribute the necessary resources to support the educational objectives of AFA, other relevant research, scholarships, and educational programming that furthers the fraternity/sorority advising profession.

 

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we have grown our contributions by 240% in grants to support AFA’s educational programs and individual scholarships. The vitality of our mission is illustrated by our committed board of directors, our supporters willing to donate, our members of the various giving societies, and those who have simply supported our efforts through various fundraising channels.

 

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Board of Directors

Christian Wiggins
Foundation Chair
FarmHouse

Shawn Eagleburger
Pi Beta Phi

Amanda Sloan
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority

Carrie Whittier
Foundation Vice Chair
Valparaiso University

Allison Foster
Alpha Chi Omega

Bonnie Wunsch
Alpha Epsilon Phi

Andy Huston
Foundation Treasurer
Sigma Alpha Mu

Hara Henshell
Phi Mu

Wendi Kinney
AFA President, Ex Officio
SUNY Geneseo

Ryan Lugabihl
Foundation Secretary
The Catalyst Agency

Jennifer Pierce
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Fundraising

Silent Auction 

Since 1994, the Silent Auction has been the AFA Foundation's most popular event, raising over $350,000. Donors and buyers help the Foundation fund projects aimed at strengthening our profession, including research and professional development programs. AFA Annual Meeting attendees are able to participate in one of the premier fundraising events for the AFA Foundation — the Silent Auction! The Silent Auction is the largest on-site fundraising event for the Foundation, and we need you! 

Donations from AFA members are what make the Silent Auction such a huge success. Donation ideas include small electronics, trips, inter-fraternal experiences, gift cards, sports memorabilia, jewelry, college/university gear, organization spirit items, or anything else creative! Individuals or groups can make donations to the Silent Auction. All individuals and organizations who donate items to the Silent Auction will be recognized by the AFA Foundation.

Because You Believe Stickers

Because You Believe stickers are a great way to acknowledge and thank your colleagues for believing in you! At the 2018 Annual Meeting, we raised just over $5,000 from members who wanted to honor a mentor, fellow volunteer, former coworker, or friend. All sticker sales benefited the AFA Foundation and publicly recognized someone who made a difference in a member's life.

Amicus Sequentes Circle

“I value sustained philanthropic giving and know that’s what I’m doing when I added AFA Foundation as a percentage benefactor in my 401K documents, it’s a small act that will contribute to the long-term health of AFA.”
– Circle Member

The AFA Foundation has established a planned giving recognition society known as the Amicus Sequentes Circle, or “friends to those who follow”. The Amicus Sequentes Circle honors those who leave a legacy for the future of the association through specific gifts or bequests. If you have included the AFA Foundation in your will or estate plan and have not notified the Foundation, please do so, and you will be recognized as a member of the Amicus Sequentes Circle. Members of The Circle will be listed to be recognized or you may give anonymously. The Foundation’s board members and staff welcome your inquiries and will assist you in becoming a member of the Amicus Sequentes Circle.

We thank the following people for trusting the Foundation with their gift, it is a true honor to be a part of your individual legacy:

Ron Binder
Jonathan & Mindy Brant
Daniel & Amanda Bureau
Kelly & Joni Knight Burke
Thad Matthew Doyle
Daniel Faill
Michael Farley
Melissa Flanagan
Rick Funk
Sue Kraft Fussell & Scott Fussell
Cassie Gerhardt
Michelle Guobadia
Michael Hayes & Phillip Rotherich
M. Spencer Hudec
Jackie Isaacson
Thomas & Rebecca Jelke
Bill & Carmalieta Jenkins
Jenni S. Jones
Kelly Jo Karnes Hendricks
Justin & Heather Kirk
Christianne I. Medrano
William Paris
Ben & Jenna Martin Pendry
Karyn Nishimura Sneath & Steve Sneath
Neil E. Stanglein
David Stollman
T.J. Sullivan
Lisa & Kevin Swiontek
Shane Taylor
Amy Vojta & John Logan
Charlie Warner
Carolyn E. Whittier, Ph.D.

Giving Levels

Annual Giving Levels

The annual support provided by you is critical to the operation and sustainability of the Foundation. It renews our commitment to the field, to scholarships, to research and (most importantly) to you. Big or small, every donation makes a difference. Congratulations to all donors who reached a milestone annual giving level this year. They are:

1976 Club
$200-$499
Advisor’s Club
$500-$999
Believer’s Club
$1,000+

 

The Foundation encourages ‘In Honor’ of gifts recognizing all recipients of the association’s annual awards. For additional questions regarding this process, please contact Foundation@afaf1992.org

Cumulative Giving Levels
To recognize the generous contributors who live the values of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors through a long-term commitment of support. The Foundation has established the following lifetime giving levels. When you reach a cumulative giving level, you are presented with a recognition brick in the year you reach that level. These levels are the same for individuals and organizations/companies.

Leadership Circle
$1,000 to $2,499
John Mohr Society
$2,500 to $4,999
Williamsburg Society
$5,000 to $9,999
President’s Society
$10,000 to $24,999
Thomas B. Jelke Society
$25,000 - $49,999
Diamond Society
$50,000-$99,999
Crown Society
$100,000 or greater

 

Email the AFA Foundation to request a report of your cumulative giving totals.

Click here to view the 2019 AFA Foundation Donor Report.

If you are interested in donating to the AFA Foundation, please click here for the form.

The following men, women, inter/national organizations and corporations are current members of the AFA Foundation Giving Societies. The below list includes all the lifetime giving levels and annual giving donors. During the fiscal year, the AFA Foundation raises funds to support the educational objectives of AFA and other relevant research, scholarship and educational programming that furthers the fraternity/sorority advising profession. Last updated: December, 2019

Annual Giving Societies

Believer’s Club
Ron Binder
Anne Emmerth
Cassie Gerhardt
Michelle Guobadia
Sonia Margolin ImMasche
Thomas & Rebecca Jelke
Christian Wiggins
Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority
Ball State University
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity & Foundation
Delta Delta Delta Fraternity
Delta Gamma Fraternity
FarmHouse Fraternity & Foundation
Johns Hopkins University
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc.
Ohio State University & Councils
Order of Omega
RISE Partnerships
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Sigma Kappa Sorority
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
The Catalyst Agency
Theta Xi Fraternity
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Advisor’s Club
Donald Abels
Jason Bergeron
Meredith A. Bielaska
Victor & Megan Boschini
Dan & Amanda Bureau
Katrina Crawford
John DiSarro
Charles Eberly
Hara Henshell
Osamudia James
Jeremy Keller
Sue Kraft Fussell
Ryan Lugabihl
Jan Maisch
Kimberly Novak
Steven Karl Priepke
Bonny Shade
Amanda Sloan
Todd C. Sullivan
Will Takewell
Kristin Torrey
Amy Vojta
Suzette Walden Cole
Richard Walker
Carolyn E. Whittier
Daniel Wrona
Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
University of North Alabama

1976 Club
Libby Anderson
Jason Anhorn
Richard Arquette
Stephanie Baldwin
Billy Boulden
Jonathan Brant
Christopher Brooks
Kathryn Butler
Dennis Campbell
Michelle Castro
Ryan Cole
Johni Cruse Craig
Brandon Cutler
Lindsey Dever
Shelly Brown Dobek
Stephen D. Dominy
Thad M. Doyle
Jaclyn Dreschler
Robert Dudolski
Ashley Dye
Amanda C. Eisele
Daniel Faill
Sarah Jane Franciscus
William Frankenberger
Glenn Fuller
J B Goll
Brooke Goodman
Marsha Grady
Sally M. Grant
Dominic Greene
Matthew Greer
Amne Harrington
Lori Hart
Kathryn Hartmann
Hunter Hartwig
Dee Hawks
Michael Hayes
Grahaeme A. Hesp
G. Andrew Hohn
Lauren A. Hopkins
M Spencer Hudec
Andy & Amber Huston
Christopher Jefferson
Carole Jones
Kelly Jo Karnes Hendricks
Steven Latour
Jennifer Leung
Jennifer J. Loeffelman
J.D. Louk
Robert Marias
Joslyn McGriff
Mike McRee
Kara S. Miller McCarty
Ryan Miller
Christopher Miofsky
Veronica Moore
Zana Morris
Kari Murphy
William Nelson
Zachariah Pfeifer
Jennifer Pierce
Jazmyn Pulley
James Robilotta
Lawrence Ross
Nicole Rowlett
Tara Leigh Sands
Zach Shirley
Annalise Sinclair
Gregory Singleton
Travis Smith
Lauren Smith
Thomas Stahan
Neil E. Stanglein
Shane Taylor
Charles Warner
Brian Warren
Michael Weber
Josh Welch & Annie Carlson Welch
Susan West
Allen E. White, Jr.
Lori White
Michael P. Wilson
Michael Wiseman
Gary Wiser, Jr.
Mandy Womack
Bonnie Wunsch
Angela Zemke
Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc.
Chi Epsilon
The Chi Psi Educational Trust
Gamma Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
SEC & Friends Advisor Group
Sigma Delta Tau Sorority & Foundation
Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc.
St. Joseph University
University of Connecticut

Cumulative Giving Societies

Crown Society
Thomas & Rebecca Jelke
Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity & Foundation

Diamond Society
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and Foundation

Thomas B. Jelke Society
Michelle Guobadia
Randy McMullin
The Chi Psi Educational Trust
Delta Delta Delta Fraternity
Delta Gamma Fraternity
Delta Upsilon International Fraternity
Delta Zeta Sorority & Foundation
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Thomas B. Jelke Foundation

President’s Society
Ron Binder
Blake Bradley
David Stollman
Amy Vojta
Carolyn E. Whittier
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority*
Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values
CAMPUSPEAK, Inc.
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society
Kappa Delta Foundation
MJ Insurance, Inc.
Order of Omega*
Phi Mu Delta Fraternity
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity & Foundation
Rho Lambda National Honorary
Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Williamsburg Society
Anne Arseneau
Rick & Sheila Barnes
Victor & Megan Boschini
Dan & Amanda Bureau
Cassie Gerhardt
Sonia ImMasche
Jackie Isaacson
Kyle F. Jordan
Justin & Heather Kirk
Mark Koepsell
Sue Kraft Fussell*
Mike McRee
Tom Murphy
Jeremiah Shinn
Gregory Singleton
Darald Stubbs
T.J. Sullivan
Todd C. Sullivan
Shelley Sutherland
Lisa Swiontek
Susan West*
Alpha Delta Pi Foundation
Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority
Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc.*
National Panhellenic Conference
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity & Foundation
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Kappa Sorority
University of Colorado, Boulder & Councils
University of Iowa & Councils
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

John Mohr Society
Ron Binder
Blake Bradley
David Stollman
Amy Vojta
Carolyn E. Whittier
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority*
Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values
CAMPUSPEAK, Inc.
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society
Kappa Delta Foundation
MJ Insurance, Inc.
Order of Omega*
Phi Mu Delta Fraternity
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity & Foundation
Rho Lambda National Honorary
Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Rosalind Alderman
Libby Anderson*
Jason Anhorn
Jason Bergeron
Meredith A. Bielaska
Jonathan Brant
Ginny B. Carroll
Beth Ann Condor Cline
Matthew Deeg
Bethany Deines
John DiSarro
Shelly Brown Dobek
Thad M. Doyle
Robert Dudolski
Ashley Dye
Charles Eberly
William Frankenberger*
Patricia Goodfriend
Joy Helsel
Grahaeme A. Hesp
G. Andrew Hohn
Andy & Amber Huston*
Kelly Jo Karnes Hendricks
Jennifer Leung
Jim Levi
Kara S. Miller McCarty
Monica L. Miranda
Veronica Moore
John Mountz
William Nelson
Kimberly Novak*
Kyle Pendleton
Ben & Jenna Martin Pendry
Mary Peterson
Bridget Guernsey Riordan
Beth Saul
Joshua & Katrina Schutts
Steven Sikorski
Karyn Nishimura Sneath
Beth Stathos
Kate Steiner
David Stetter
Brian W. Tenclinger
Barbie Tootle
Kristin Torrey
Richard Walker
Linda Wardhammar
Charles Warner
Gayle Webb
Christian Wiggins*
Scott & Lynda Wiley
Michael Wiseman
Bonnie Wunsch
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity & Foundation
Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity*
Capstone Development Corporation
Chi Epsilon
Chi Omega Fraternity
Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity & Foundation
FarmHouse Fraternity & Foundation*
Greek 101
Kappa Alpha Order
Miami University & Councils
North Carolina State University, Councils & Chapters
Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation
Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity & Foundation
Phi Mu Foundation
Phi Mu Fraternity
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
Purdue University & Councils
RISE Partnerships
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation
Sigma Kappa Foundation
The Catalyst Agency*
University of Washington & Councils
Washington State University, Councils & Chapters
West Chester University
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity
University of Connecticut

Leadership Society
Patrick J. Alderdice
Stephanie Baldwin*
Donald E. Beeson
Noah Borton
Billy Boulden
Geoffrey Brown
Joni Burke
Curtis Burrill
Mari Ann Callais
Trace Camacho
Angela Carver
Michelle Castro
Angelo Colon, Jr.
Dave Conner
Cari Cook
Mitch Crane
Jarrod Cruz
Jeffrey Cufaude
Brandon Cutler
LuAnn Daniel
Kim Monteaux De Freitas
Patricia Disque
Stephen D. Dominy
Anne Emmerth*
Daniel Faill
Michael Farley
Victor Felts
Melissa Flanagan
Will & Gretchen Foran
Jason Frampton
Matt Frazier
Richard Funk
Glenn Gnirrep
Sally Grant
Lindsey Hall
Amne Harrington*
Lori Hart
Kathryn Hartmann*
Dean Harwood
Michael Hayes
Gordon Heminger
M Spencer Hudec
Michelle Janisz
Christopher Jefferson*
William Jenkins
Vanessa Jimenez
Jenni S. Jones
Jennifer Jones-Hall
Kristen Kardas
Jamison Keller
Danny Kelley
Eli Ker
Wendi Kinney
Ned Kirklin
Stacy A. Kraus
Michelle Coppola LaPlatney
Steven Latour*
Matthew Lenno
Jennifer J. Loeffelman*
Faron Lewitt
J.D. Louk*
Joann Loveless
Ryan Lugabihl*
Antonio-Phillip Lytle
Jenny Maeda
Ryan Manning
Lawrence Mansfield
Robert Marias
Gregory Mason
Tisa Mason
Daniel Maxwell
Tracy Maxwell
Gentry McCreary
Joslyn McGriff
Richard McKaig
Archie Messersmith-Bunting
Kari Murphy
Kim Padulo
William Paris
Jennifer Pendleton
Emily Perlow
Jessica Pettitt
Mary Phillips
Jason Pierce
Kathryn Planow
Judith Preston
Laurel Peffer Price
Jazmyn Pulley
Eve Riley
Melanie Rodriguez
Karen Rubican
Stephen Rupprecht
Mary Beth Seiler
Natalie Shaak
Bonny Shade
Teresa Shaffer
Keri Shiplet
Zach Shirley
Annalise Sinclair*
Judith Sindlinger
Amanda Sloan
Adrian Smalls
Catherine Sohor
Melinda Sopher
Neil E. Stanglein
Michael Derrick Steele
Cindy H. Stellhorn
Rebecca Wald Stoker
Laura Sweet
Allison Swick-Duttine
Will Takewell*
Charles Trabold
Brandon Tsubaki
Suzette Walden Cole
Brian Warren
Josh & Annie Carlson Welch
D. Marc West
David Westol
Allen E. White, Jr.
Ryan Williams
Shane Windmeyer
Gary Wiser, Jr.
Mandy Womack
Daniel Wrona
Mary Young
Thea Zunick
Alpha Chi Omega Foundation
Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation
Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation
Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity & Foundation
Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.
Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity & Foundation
Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority
Austin Peay State University & Councils
Ball State University*
Boise State University
CSL Management, LLC*
Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity
East Carolina University & Councils
Emory University
Executive Directors Association
Gamma Phi Beta Foundation
Greek University
Johns Hopkins University*
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.
Hilton National Sales
Kansas State University
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity
Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc.
Ness & Co. LLP
Northeast Greek Leadership Association
Northeast Interfraternity Conference
Ohio State University & Councils*
Pennsylvania State University
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
Sigma Chi Foundation
Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity Inc.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
Theta Xi Fraternity*
Union College*
University of Akron & Councils
University of Arkansas & Councils
University of Nevada, Reno & Councils
University of North Alabama*
University of Oregon
Virginia Commonwealth University & Councils
Wright State University

Grants

Mission

The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation’s giving mission is to provide ongoing financial support and resources in an effort to aid the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors in the fulfillment of its educational objectives.

 

Priorities

In keeping with this mission, the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation shall give preference to educational (scholarships, fellowships, professional development) grant requests from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors or organizations that are collaborating with AFA. Consideration will also be given to grant requests from other individuals and organizations that further this mission.

 

Schedule

The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors invites faculty, staff, and graduate students to submit grants for consideration for funding. Preference will be given to projects that are innovative and closely aligned to our strategic research aims.

Guidelines
  • Activities supported by grants and program-related investments must be educational or scientific, as defined under the appropriate provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations.
  • Grants are available for both members and non-members of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.
  • Individual grants may not be given to members of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation board.
  • Grants may not be used for undergraduate purposes.
  • Recipients may not receive grants two years in a row, other than on-going annual contributors as determined by the board.
  • The duration of a grant is for one year.
  • All funds which are not spent at the end of the grant term must be returned to the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation.
  • Because its funds are limited in relation to the great number of worthwhile proposals received, the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation directs its support to activities that are within its current interest and are likely to have wide effect.

Scholarships

2019 Annual Meeting Scholarships: Annual Meeting attendees value the opportunity for professional development and relationship building; therefore the AFA Foundation believes supporting AFA members in this endeavor is a high priority. Annual Meeting scholarships are made possible through the generosity of our donors. 

Thanks to our sponsoring organizations and generous donors, we are able to offer 38 scholarships for 2019. Listed below are the 2019 Annual Meeting scholarships. Note, all endowed scholarships are indicated with an *.

GRADUATE MEMBERS ($299 each)

BGSU Greek Graduate Student Endowed Scholarship*

CAMPUSPEAK, Inc. Endowed Scholarship*

Chi Epsilon Founders Scholarship*

Marlin-Bradley Ally Scholarship*

Michelle Guobadia Graduate Scholarships

Thomas B. Jelke Graduate Scholarships*

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS ($389 each)

Amy Vojta Scholarship funded by Chi Psi Fraternity*

Beth Saul Gamma Sigma Alpha Scholarship*

Chi Epsilon Founders Scholarship*

Dick McKaig Endowed Scholarship funded by friends of Dick McKaig*

Douglas K. Lange Council for the Advancement of Standards Scholarship

Dr. Ron Binder Scholarships

Jennifer Jones Hall Scholarships

Linda Wardhammer Scholarship funded by Gamma Phi Beta Sorority*

Margaret Anne MacDonald Bundy Memorial Scholarship funded by Alpha Delta Pi Sorority & Foundation*

Past Presidents Scholarship*

Sigma Kappa Annual Meeting Scholarship

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Scholarship*

Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Scholarship*

Todd Sullivan Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship*

GRADUATE, PROFESSIONAL, OR AFFILIATE MEMBERS ($299/$389, respectively)

Bonnie Wunsch/NGLA Scholarship*

Monica Lee Miranda Scholarship*

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