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.

Nomination and submission forms for 2019 individual and organization Awards of Distinction will open in spring 2019. Check back later for more info.

2018 Individual Awards of Distinction Honorees

PAT & ED EVANS

Outstanding Philanthropist Award

ALPHA DELTA PI FOUNDATION

Pat and Ed are living examples of what they were both taught through their membership in Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon,” said Tracy Garner, Alpha Delta Pi Foundation President.

STEPHEN “TIO” & JANELL KLEBERG

Outstanding Philanthropist Award

PHI DELTA THETA FOUNDATION

Tio and Janell Kleberg support the Phi Delta Theta Foundation with their treasure and their time. Their transformational gift to the “Building on the Bond” campaign and participation in leadership events for students demonstrate their passion and commitment for the organization.

THOMAS D. CASSADY

Outstanding Foundation Volunteer

BETA THETA PI FOUNDATION

Tom Cassady has excelled in every volunteer and professional role he has chosen because he is motivated to serve others,” said Jonathan Brant, Beta Theta Pi Foundation Director. “His leadership, commitment and Beta Spirit are second to none in Beta Theta Pi.

JULIE WAITMAN

William D. Jenkins Outstanding Foundation Professional Award

ALPHA GAMMA DELTA FOUNDATION

As Executive Director of Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, Julie’s colleagues say it has flourished under her leadership because of her drive to implement innovative fundraising techniques and new ways of reaching and supporting members.

2018 Organization Awards of Distinction Honorees

BEST DEVELOPMENT EFFORT IN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN | READ MORE
Alpha Delta Pi Foundation and Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation

BEST MAJOR GIFTS DEVELOPMENT EFFORT
Chi Omega Foundation

BEST PLANNED GIVING EFFORT
Beta Theta Pi Foundation

BEST COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT
Alpha Chi Omega Foundation and Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation

BEST STEWARDSHIP EFFORT
FarmHouse Foundation

BEST USE OF A FOUNDATION GRANT
Delta Gamma Foundation

BEST CAMPAIGN/PROGRAM IN SUPPORT OF AN OUTSIDE PHILANTHROPY | READ MORE
Delta Gamma Foundation

BEST NEW DEVELOPMENT IDEA
Beta Theta Pi Foundation and Delta Chi Educational Foundation