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

Thad Doyle
University of Akron

Jenni Jones
Alpha Gamma Delta

Kristin Torrey
Vanderbilt University

Carrie Whittier
Foundation Vice Chair
Valparaiso University

Shawn Eagleburger
Pi Beta Phi

Ryan Lugabihl
The Catalyst Agency

Amy Vojta
Rutgers University

Andy Huston
Foundation Treasurer
Sigma Alpha Mu

Allison Foster
Alpha Chi Omega

Jennifer Pierce
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Bonnie Wunsch
Alpha Epsilon Phi

Amanda Sloan
Foundation Secretary
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority

Hara Henshell
Phi Mu

Neil Stanglein
Delta Zeta

Wendi Kinney
AFA President, Ex Officio
SUNY Geneseo

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. 

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
Dan & Amanda Bureau
Kelly & Joni Knight Burke
Thad Matthew Doyle
Daniel Faill
Michael Farley
Melissa Flanagan
Rick Funk
Cassie Gerhardt 
Michelle Guobadia
Michael Hayes & Phillip Rotherich
M. Spence Hudec
Jackie Isaacson
Thomas & Rebecca Jelke
Bill & Carmalieta Jenkins
Jenni S. Jones
Kelly Jo Karnes
Justin & Heather Kirk
Sue Kraft Fussell & Scott Fussell
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

 

Click here to request a report of your own cumulative giving totals.

Click here to view the 2018 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, 2018

Annual Giving Societies

Believer’s Club
Ron Binder
Daniel & Amanda Bureau
Cassie Gerhardt
Michelle Guobadia
Sonia Margolin ImMasche
Thomas & Rebecca Jelke
Jessica Pettitt
Joshua & Katrina Schutts
Bonny Shade
David Stollman
Amy Vojta
Carolyn E. Whittier
Scott & Lynda Wiley
#FamDinAFA
Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity
Alpha Delta Pi Foundation
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity & Foundation
Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity
Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority
Beta Theta Pi Foundation
The Chi Psi Educational Trust
Delta Gamma Fraternity
Delta Zeta Foundation
FarmHouse Fraternity & Foundation
Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
National Panhellenic Conference
Order of Omega
Pi Kappa Alpha
International Fraternity
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity & Foundation
RISE Partnerships
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Sigma Kappa Sorority
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity Inc.
The Catalyst Agency
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity

Advisor’s Club
Jason Anhorn
Jason Bergeron
Meredith A. Bielaska
Victor & Megan Boschini
Dave Conner
Jarrod Cruz
John DiSarro
William Frankenberger
Mariamne Harrington
Andy & Amber Huston
Justin & Heather Kirk
Ryan Manning
Robert Marias
Gentry McCreary
William Nelson
Willy Rivas
Melanie Rodriguez
Kate Steiner
Cindy H. Stellhorn
Todd C. Sullivan
Kristin Torrey
Suzette Walden Cole
Allen E. White Jr.
Christian Wiggins
Bonnie Wunsch
Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.
For College For Life
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
Rho Lambda National Honorary

1976 Club
Nicholas Amster
Libby Anderson
Justin Angotti
Anne Arseneau
Brittany Barnes
Noah Borton
Jonathan Brant
Brandon Cutler
LuAnn Daniel
Bethany Deines
Lindsey Dever
Shelly Brown Dobek
Stephen D. Dominy
Thad M. Doyle
Robert Dudolski
Ashley Dye
Charles Eberly
Anne Emmerth
Daniel Faill
Kyle Fowler
Sarah Franciscus
Richard Funk
David H. Hartwig
Michael Hayes
Hara Henshell
G. Andrew Hohn
Lauren A. Hopkins
M. Spencer Hudec
Jackie Isaacson
Christopher Jefferson
Vanessa Jimenez
Jenni S. Jones
Kyle F. Jordan
Kelly Jo Karnes Hendricks
Michael Keane
Wendi Kinney
Jean Marie Komyathy
Sue Kraft Fussell
Carson Lance
Steven Latour
Matthew Lenno
Jennifer Leung
John Logan
Grace Lopez
J.D. Louk
Ryan Lugabihl
Tracy Machtan
Dennis Mahoney
Jan Maisch
Joslyn McGriff
Mike McRee
Archie Messersmith-Bunting
Kara S. Miller McCarty
Ryan Miller
Christopher Miofsky
Veronica Moore
Andrew Paley
Ben & Jenna Martin Pendry
Mary Peterson
Zachariah Pfeifer
Jennifer Pierce
Jazmyn Pulley
Ronald Ransom, II
Kaye Schendel
Bernard Schulz
William M. Scott
Hannah Seoh
Zach Shirley
Annalise Sinclair
Gregory Singleton
Amanda Sloan
Catherine Sohor
Thomas Stahan
Neil E. Stanglein
T.J. Sullivan
Jacob Tidwell
Richard Walker
Charles Warner
Josh Welch & Annie Carlson Welch
Susan West
Michael Wiseman
Gary Wiser, Jr.
Angela Zemke
Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation
Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity
Manley Burke LPA
Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity

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

President’s Society
Ron Binder
Blake Bradley
David Stollman
Amy Vojta*
Carolyn Whittier
Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values
CAMPUSPEAK, Inc.
Chi Psi Educational Trust
Delta Gamma Fraternity
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society
Kappa Delta Foundation
MJ Insurance, Inc.
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity & Foundation*
Phi Mu Delta Fraternity
Rho Lambda National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
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 Margolin ImMasche
Jackie Isaacson
Kyle F. Jordan
Justin & Heather Kirk
Mark Koepsell
Mike McRee
Tom Murphy
Jeremiah Shinn
Gregory Singleton
Darald Stubbs
T.J. Sullivan
Todd C. Sullivan
Shelley Sutherland
Lisa Swiontek
Amy Vojta
Alpha Delta Pi Foundation
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority
Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
Clemson University
College of William & Mary Council for Fraternity Affairs
George Mason University & Councils
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Miami University Tri-Council
National Panhellenic Conference
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Order of Omega
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity & Foundation
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity & Foundation
San Diego State University & Councils
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Kappa Sorority
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Southern Methodist University
Tufts University
University of Colorado & Councils
University of Dayton & Councils
University of Miami
University of North Carolina Charlotte & Councils
Vanderbilt University

John Mohr Society
Rosalind Alderman
Jay Anhorn
Jason Bergeron
Meredith A. Bielaska
Jonathan Brant
Shelly Brown Dobek
Ginny Carroll
Beth Conder Cline
Thad M. Doyle
Matthew Deeg
Bethany Deines
John DiSarro
Robert Dudolski
Ashley Dye
Charles Eberly
Patricia Goodfriend
Joy Helsel
Grahaeme A. Hesp
G. Andrew Hohn
Sue Kraft Fussell
Kyle F. Jordan
Kelly Jo Karnes
Jennifer Leung
Kara Miller
Monica L. Miranda
Veronica Moore
John Mountz
William Nelson
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
Cameron Blair Warner
Gayle Webb
Susan West
Scott & Lynda Wiley
Michael Wiseman
Bonnie Wunsch
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity & Foundation
Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority
Arizona State University
Austin Peay State University Fraternity & Sorority Community
Bryant University
California State University, Northridge
Capstone Development Corporation
Chi Epsilon
Chi Omega Fraternity
Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
Drexel University
Elon University
Greek 101
Illinois State University
Kansas State University
Kappa Alpha Order
Lambda Chi Alpha
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.
Longwood University
Loyola Marymount University
Miami University & Councils
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc.
North Carolina State University
Northern Illinois University
Northwest Missouri State University
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation
Phi Kappa Tau Foundation
Phi Mu Fraternity & Foundation
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation
RISE Partnerships
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation
Sigma Kappa Foundation
University of Arizona
University of Florida
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Oregon
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Texas-Arlington
University of the Pacific
University of Washington & Councils
Washington State University & Councils
West Chester University
William Woods University
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity

Leadership Society
Patrick J. Alderdice
Libby Anderson
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
Patricia Disque
Stephen D. Dominy
Daniel Faill
Michael Farley
Victor Felts
Melissa Flanagan
Will & Gretchen Foran
Jason Frampton
William Frankenberger
Matt Frazier
Richard Funk
Glenn Gnirrep
Sally Grant
Lindsey Hall
Lori Hart
Dean Harwood
Michael Hayes
Gordon Heminger
M. Spencer Hudec
Andy & Amber Huston
Michelle Janisz
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
Matthew Lenno
Faron Lewitt
Joann Loveless
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
Kim Monteaux De Freitas
Kari A. Murphy
Kimberly Novak
Kim Padulo
William Paris
Jennifer Pendleton
Emily Perlow
Jessica Pettitt
Mary Phillips
Jason Pierce
Kathryn Planow
Judith Preston
Laurel Peffer Price
Jazmyn Pulley
LuAnn Riegl
Eve Riley
Melanie Rodriguez
Karen Rubican
Stephen Rupprecht
Mary Beth Seiler
Natalie Shaak
Bonny Shade
Teresa Shaffer
Keri Shiplet
Zach Shirley
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
Charles Trabold
Brandon Tsubaki
Suzette Walden Cole
Brian Warren
Josh Welch & Annie Carlson Welch
D. Marc West
David Westol
Allen E. White Jr.
Christian Wiggins
Ryan Williams
Shane Windmeyer
Gary Wiser, Jr.
Mandy Lee Womack
Daniel Wrona
Mary Young
Thea Zunick
#FamDinAFA
2016 AFA Fun Runners
Alpha Chi Omega Foundation
Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity
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
Association of Greek Letter Organizations
Austin Peay State University & Councils
Boise State University
Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity
East Carolina University & Councils
Emory University
Executive Directors Association
FarmHouse Fraternity & Foundation
Gamma Phi Beta Foundation
Greek 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
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
The Catalyst Agency
Union College
University of Akron & Councils
University of Arkansas & Councils
University of Nevada, Reno & Councils
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

2018 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 were able to offer 38 scholarships this year! Listed below are the 2018 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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