The Triangle Education Foundation's Campaign for Triangle has surpassed its $6.5 million goal hitting $7,020,00 at the campaign’s July 22, 2017 conclusion. The extraordinary success of the Campaign grows the Foundation’s endowment expanding support of leadership, scholastic achievement and student aid programs.
“The generosity of alumni and friends of Triangle is truly humbling and is a credit to the values the Fraternity has instilled. I am especially excited about the broad base of support for the Campaign for Triangle with gifts from members spanning nine decades. The team effort by volunteers and Triangle staff made this resounding success possible”, said Foundation President Scott Bova, CFRE.
Since the Campaign began, annual program funding has increased from $150,000 to more than $300,000, as Campaign commitments are fulfilled program funding will continue to grow. Campaign gifts have enabled the launch of several new programs including the Larry & Judy Garatoni Building Better Men initiative, the Melissa & John Gargani Academic University, significant expansion of Triangle’s Chapter Endowment Fund program, a new partnership with First Robotics and the funding of a new Director of Leadership Programs position for Triangle.
The Campaign for Triangle built on the success of the 2001 – 2009 Formula for Success Campaign that raised $4,500,000. Due to the overwhelming response of alumni and friends of Triangle, the initial Campaign for Triangle goal of $5 million was increased to $6,500,000. In total, more than 450 donors contributed to the Campaign including numerous six and seven figure gifts. The $7,020,000 raised during Campaign for Triangle is the largest campaign in the Triangle Education Foundation’s history.
Triangle Education Foundation Immediate Past Chairman, Al Ver ar65 said, “The Campaign for Triangle has been an affirmation of our members’ commitment to the future success of our Fraternity. I am gratified by the generosity shown by all our donors, their gifts make the Triangle Education Foundation’s work possible. The Triangle Education Foundation is committed to supporting the educational needs of Triangle, its chapters, and our undergraduate brothers.”
The success of the Campaign for Triangle has been in tandem with a continued focus on annual giving; during the Campaign, annual unrestricted giving to the Triangle Education Foundation totaled $1,850,000. Since 2012 gifts to the Campaign and Triangle Fund totaled more than $8,500,000, making the past five years the most successful fundraising years in Triangle history.