2023 March Challenge

The 2023 March Challenge is one for the history books! 223 donors from 32 chapters helped us raise over $45,000!  THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the campaign so successful, especially those who made generous matching gifts!

In the end, something was achieved that was not expected: The Eta (Lehigh) and Omicron (Illinois) Chapters tied for first place, each having 38 donors when the campaign ended at Midnight Pacific Time! Rounding out the top 5 chapters were the Gamma Tau (Georgia Tech) with 37 donors, Omega (Chicago) with 20 donors, and Chi Delta (Duke) with 12 donors.

Read more and see how the Challenge unfolded here!

Social Impact Workshop

Earlier this month, the Psi Upsilon Foundation held the Social Impact Fellowship Retreat & Reception to honor and teach our Social Impact Fellows. Distinguished facilitators Kevin A. Klock, Chi Delta ‘01 (Chi Delta), Roberta Hunter, Epsilon Iota ‘ 94 (RPI), Dr. Elise Walton, Kappa ‘80 (Bowdoin), Lance Miller, Epsilon Nu ‘80 (Michigan State) and David Miller of OrgForce Consulting LLC facilitated leadership development sessions with the 2022-23 cohort of Fellows, including Christopher Lawrence Tang, ESQ, Gamma Tau ’01 (Georgia Tech), Devon Trotter, Phi Beta ’06 (William & Mary), John D. Hatfield. Iota ‘94 (Kenyon), Dr. Audrey Fisch, Gamma ‘87 (Amherst), Dr. Alison Munzer, Ph.D., Gamma ‘09 (Amherst). The retreat was followed by a reception for fellowship supporters and leadership. 

View pictures from the weekend here!

Psi U regional events galleries

Psi U is excited to have hosted a series of smaller venue and in-home gatherings in February and March of 2023 throughout the country. With generous brothers opening their homes to enjoy fellowship and catch up with our beloved fraternity, we aimed to make these events complimentary to brothers living or staying in the area. 
See pictures from Akron, DC, Atlanta, Tampa, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, and more on our Flickr account. https://www.flickr.com/photos/psiupsilon/albums

Consider becoming a sponsor of an event at $300 donation to the Foundation. Contact Bethann Taylor at Bethann@psiu.org or 317-571-1833 x102 if you have any questions or interest in helping.

Ask An Expert Series

This exciting online event consists of a series of ~45-60 minute afternoon zoom sessions focused around key venture and entrepreneurial topics held by accomplished brothers in the respective fields.  
This small series of zoom forums in April are for founders, CEO’s, investors and advisors to gather to ask questions and receive brief perspectives around very pointed topics of relevance. 
We anticipate about 15-20 people joining for free via zoom each week in April. The series will lead up to our Venture Summit on May 11 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is meant to energize the network of brothers who are venture-minded from both the investor and the start-up side. 
The Psi U “Ask an Expert” series starts Thursday April 6th!

From the Archives: Psi U’s Star of the Silent Film Era

Richard Barthelmess, Beta Beta 1917 (Trinity College) was a star of the silent film era and influential in Hollywood, helping build it to the institution it is today. He was a founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts in 1927 and is one of the few actors that has been nominated twice in one year for an acting award.
Read more about his career and influence here!

Fraternal Law Partners

Fraternal Law Partners is a respected law firm dedicated to the issues impacting fraternities, sororities, student life organizations, and their related charitable foundations – from tax to corporate governance to civil litigation. We recommend all advisors, and any alumni who are passionate about the interfraternal movement, to sign up for their newsletter which addresses current issues, scroll to the bottom of their website and click on “join our newsletter”. They also have an exhaustive list of past articles, searchable by topic, viewable here.

Speaker Series

You are cordially invited to our FishFund Venture Summit & Presentations next month

Our keynote will be Doug Sweeny, Pi ’90 (Syracuse University). Doug is CMO at ŌURA.
Hear from thought leaders and investors in the innovation space and learn about new startup projects helmed by Psi Upsilon brothers. Guests and Significant others are welcome.

To qualify to present, the startup must have a fully developed and working product.
A founder, C-Suite leader or key investor must be a Psi Upsilon brother.

May 11th, 2022
6:00 pm 
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
495 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Register Here to Join Us. Direct inquiries to Director of Member Engagement Jonathan Chaffin jonathan@psiu.org
Gallery of our 2022 event

Annual Fund Updates

Please check to see if your company does Donation Matching for 501c3s. (Google, The Home Depot, Microsoft, and many more match 50 to 100%, some up to 500%!).

Alumni, consider supporting the Annual Fund with a gift of $250
or more to join our Founder’s Society!

Thank you to everyone who made a gift in 2023! Check out donors from your chapter here!
You can view the 2022 Founder’s Society Members here.

In Memoriam

See a listing of brothers whose passing has been reported to us since July 2022.

Upcoming Events

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04.06.2023Ask an Expert: The Basics of Building a Successful Company and Raising Capital for Ventures*
Date: Thursday April 6th, 2023. 
Time: 11-12pm EST
Location: Online Registration – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpfuqvrjwtG9MsKFXFw-4BTaiD4VLF1sDH
Patrick Gilrane, Psi ’83 (Hamilton)
Managing Partner at the Wentworth Group LLC

04.19.2023 – Ask An Expert: 5 Practical Ways to Scale your Business in Uncertain Times
Date: Wednesday April 19th, 2023.
Time: 12-1pm EST
Location: Online Registration – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvcuihrzoiH9NYVDgS2tAMc26pXH4zIQZG
Benjamin “Bo” Friedman, Chi Delta ’92 (Duke)
Founder of Build Scale Grow, Inc and author of “Scale: Reach Your Peak” (book for founders with traction to grow exponentially)

05.11.2023 – FishFund Venture Summit – San Francisco, CA
Date: Thursday May 11th, 2023
Time: 6pm Start
Location: The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel 495 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102
To qualify to present, the startup must have a fully developed and working product.
 A founder, C-Suite leader or key investor must be a Psi Upsilon brother.Spouses, Guests, and significant others are encouraged to attend
Ticket prices: $65 Alumni • $25 2017-2021 Recent Undergrad • $300 Sponsor the event
Regster Here

Social Impact Fellowship Launch
Learn about the program here
All brothers asked to please recommend additional candidates
Nominate a brother at https://psiu.org/social-impact-fellowship/#nominate

07.28 – 07.31.2023
179th Psi Upsilon Convention
July 28th – July 31st, 2023
Atlanta Sheraton Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Hosted by the Gamma Tau chapter
Register Here

Click here for a complete list of Psi U events. If you’re interested in sponsoring an event in your area or to have your event listed in the calendar please email Director of Engagement Jonathan Chaffin (jonathan@psiu.org).

Have news to pass along? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Executive Director Thomas Fox (tfox@psiu.org) with anything you would like to share.

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