Triangle's Week of Giving has officially started! We hope you'll join us all week for interviews, leadership sessions, on the scene reporting and Happy Hour! We also hope you'll make a gift at triangleweekofgiving.org
Monday at 7pm EST: Triangle Talk with National President Joe Cerrat os05. Click here to join!
Tuesday at 8pm EST: Leading and Communicating as a Tech Leader in a Post-Pandemic World with Geoff Mendal mich80. Click here to register!
Wednesday at 7pm EST: How the Triangle Building and Housing Corporation Makes Chapters Stronger with TBHC Chairman Dick Beaubien mich64. Click here to join!
Thursday at 7pm EST: Happy Hour hosted by Jon Kuderer msoe12 featuring Two Truths and a Lie with Triangle Staff. Click here to join!
The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce that our suite of financial aid program applications are now open. The Foundation offers over $80,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, emergency student loans with 0% interest and income share agreements. These programs help to offset the rising cost of education and ensure that our members have access to financial tools that will help them pay for school. More information about our programs can be found HERE
Did you know that you can make your year-end gift to the Triangle Education Foundation with appreciated stock?
This is one of the easiest and tax advantageous ways to donate- you can claim the full, fair market price of the stock and you avoid
paying the capital gains tax on the share growth!
If you are interested in making this type of gift to the Foundation, please give Amy Buchheit, CFRE, Senior Director of Development a call at 317-203-7759 / email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information or click here to download our form to give to your stock broker.
Don't forget to let us know that you've made your gift so that we can properly thank and acknowledge you for your donation!
As always, if you have any questions about your giving or the work we're doing, please contact Scott Bova, CFRE, President at email@example.com or 317-837-9641.
Thank you for your support of Triangle!
The Triangle Education Foundation is pleased to announce that a donor has made a generous gift to ensure every undergraduate member will have a Triangle mask to wear on campus and keep themselves and other safe this fall.
"I am so pleased to share this good news!", remarked Scott Bova, President of the Foundation.
"This donors commitment to Triangle is unmatched. He recognizes all that Triangle provides to undergraduates and alumni and if making this gesture is what ensures that young members can continue to stay on campus, he was happy to provide the funding to do so. Once again, I am reminded that our alumni care about undergraduates and want to give them all the tools they need to be successful."
Masks will be distributed the last week of August, ensuring that they are at chapters before Labor Day.
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Brother Charles “Chuck” Bowman ps56, who joined Chapter Eternal on August 17, 2020 at age 84. He passed away in College Station, TX after a short illness and a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. In addition to his loving wife, children, and grandchildren, Chuck is survived by a brotherhood whose admiration and gratitude will endure forever.
Chuck’s dedication to Triangle Fraternity is clearly evidenced by his outsized legacy, which continues to enrich Triangle Fraternity generally as well as the Penn State chapter specifically. Br. Bowman earned his spot on the Triangle Wall of Fame in 1997 and was recognized as a Penn State Distinguished Alumnus in 1996 — 40 years after his initiation. He channeled his time and energy back into the organization by serving on the Triangle Education Foundation’s Board of Directors from 2002 to 2014. In 2014 the Foundation honored him as a Director Emeritus. In 2012 he created the Chuck Bowman Chapter Endowment Fund for the Penn State chapter.
After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at Penn State and then his M.S. and Ph.D. at Texas A&M University, Chuck took his industry by storm. He rose through the ranks of Gulf Oil: first as a research engineer and supervisor in the 1960s, then General Manager, Vice President, Executive Vice President, and President. Subsequently, he moved to BP America in 1985 to reprise his meteoric climb to the top job as Chairman and CEO.
If anything, Chuck’s accomplishments following his retirement in 1996 were even more outstanding. His contributions to Texas A&M University include serving as the head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering, securing a $20M endowment for that department, and creating an international campus for A&M in Qatar. In recognition for these efforts, the University named him a Distinguished Alumnus in 2016. Chuck also created several Penn State endowments for energy and petroleum engineering students and early-career professors.
Outside of academia, Chuck funneled his energy into a wide range of worthy causes, serving as Director or Trustee for all of these organizations: Case Western Reserve University; the Cleveland Ballet; the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, TX; the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank; Cleveland Tomorrow, a nonprofit helping shape the city’s economic policy; the Greater Cleveland Roundtable, dedicated to minority inclusion and multiracial relations; the Cleveland Initiative for Education; and the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Opera.
Those Triangle members who had the chance to meet Br. Bowman were always struck by his positive attitude and his support for the fraternity. He will be deeply missed, even as his lasting contributions to our organization’s success will forever be remembered.
You can learn more about Chuck’s life and legacy in his obituary: