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Cincinnati Endowment

Established: April 19, 2013

Official Name: University of Cincinnati Chapter Endowment

Benefactor: University of Cincinnati (Beta Sigma)

Permanently Restricted Endowment Corpus: $3,661.60 (7/1/17)

Spendable Balance: $0.00 (7/1/17)




2017 Annual Statement

History of Endowment
The University of Cincinnati Chapter Endowment was established by Jeffrey S. Owens, Illinois '87, while serving as the Grand Chapter Advisor for the Beta Sigma Colony.  When it was announced that the Colony would be chartered in the Spring of 2013, Jeff contacted the Foundation to set up and endowment for future members.  The announcement was made during the Beta Sigma Re-Chartering Banquet.

Criteria Restrictions
The Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation reviews each chapter endowment fund annually and makes available a percentage of the fair market value of the Chapter Fund's assets to be distributed during the subsequent year, which is presently four and one-half percent (4.5%) of the rolling five-year average of the market value of the endowment at the end of the previous fiscal year.

Distributions will be used only for purposes consistent with the Foundation's tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as determined by the Foundation.

Distribution of funds occurs with approval of either a recognized Alumni Association, recognized Chapter Council, or Fraternity Headquarters Staff unless other arrangements have been established in the endowment agreement.

Endowment Restrictions
The Endowment's distributions shall be utilized exclusively for the following purposes:

  • To provide funds to support the chapter for leadership, educational, academic and philanthropic purposes. Some examples include but are not limited to the following: registration costs to attend leadership programs (Fraternity, campus, other); merit or needs based scholarships for members, new members and/or potential members; educational speakers or workshops; chapter or prudential board retreats, etc.
  • To provide funds for scholarships (partial or full) for undergraduate members to attend Fraternity leadership and educational programs that could include but are not limited to:  Academy of Leadership, Better Man Weekend, Elevate - International Leadership Conference, Grand Chapter, etc.
  • To provide funds for academic and/or needs based scholarships (partial or full) for qualified members currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students. 

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