Awards of Distinction

The Foundation for Fraternal Excellence Awards of Distinction provide the fraternal foundation community an annual opportunity to recognize organizations excelling and innovating in a particular area. Fraternal foundations are often known as the “heart” of our organizations and provide financial support to a variety of philanthropic causes as well as their collegiate and alumni members/local communities. It is an important responsibility of the FFE to recognize this critical role fraternal foundations play and the excellent work produced by our organizations. We also strive to recognize the accomplishments, contributions and influence of the individual men and women who have made a difference in interfraternal fundraising and without whom our industry would not be what it is today.

2019 Individual Awards of Distinction Honorees

ELISSE JONES FREEMAN

Outstanding Volunteer Award

ALPHA DELTA PI FOUNDATION

“When I think about Elisse’s involvement with the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, I can honestly say that she has been one of the most passionate ambassadors that our Foundation has ever had working on our behalf,” said Tracy L. Garner, President of the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. “Elisse believes deeply in our mission.”

THE CLIFFORD FAMILY

Outstanding Philanthropist Award

PI BETA PHI FOUNDATION

As her children grew, Jan began to believe that they should be part of her philanthropic decisions. Now, with the input of Katie, Michael and Brian, they are letting their philanthropy be a heartfelt and personal mission,” said Vicki Laughlin McCluggage, President of the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. “Her love for Pi Beta Phi is clearly one of her deepest loyalties.”

STEPHEN K. ROWLEY

Outstanding Volunteer Award

DELTA UPSILON EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

“Steve’s humility, his quiet confidence, strong character and level-headed manner, have had an incalculably positive effect on the way the Foundation functions. It’s no surprise that his tenure as Chairman spans two decades – a testament to his enduring popularity as a leader and a friend,” said Richard M. Holland, former Foundation Trustee and Delta Upsilon Headquarters staffer.

ROXANNE LAMUTH

William D. Jenkins Outstanding Foundation Professional Award

DELTA GAMMA FOUNDATION

She sets the gold standard for development and for management of a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization,” said Wilma Johnson Wilbanks, International President of Delta Gamma Fraternity.

2019 Organization Awards of Distinction Honorees

BEST DEVELOPMENT EFFORT IN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN 

  • Delta Gamma Foundation
  • The FarmHouse Foundation

BEST COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT
Delta Delta Delta Foundation

BEST STEWARDSHIP EFFORT
Beta Theta Pi Foundation

BEST USE OF A FOUNDATION GRANT
The FarmHouse Foundation

BEST PLANNED GIVING EFFORT
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation

BEST MAJOR GIFTS DEVELOPMENT EFFORT
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

BEST NEW DEVELOPMENT IDEA
The Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi