Building Our Legacy:
The Campaign for Delta Kappa Epsilon

total pledges made: $529,803

As the chapter celebrates its 150th anniversary, we want to provide the new brothers with a first-rate living learning environment. As a first step, we conducted a study to determine alumni interest, and the responses were extremely positive and demonstrated that our alumni are willing and able to support a capital campaign with a goal of $1.3 million. We have also identified priority needs for this amount. The Delta Chi Association is extending the campaign for a second year to reach this pledge goal.

The Delta Chi Association’s Building Our Legacy: The Campaign for Delta Kappa Epsilon will provide us with the funds necessary to launch us successfully into our second 150 years. We humbly ask that every brother of the Delta Chi Chapter consider a five-year pledge to the campaign. Please review the following pages for more details regarding the campaign. Your commitment will make a difference. Now is the time.

For more information on the campaign, view the campaign brochure, read the FAQs below, and review our campaign packet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are we conducting a capital campaign?

Cornell has approved the recolonization of the chapter, starting August 2017, with undergraduates set to move back into the Lodge for the fall 2018 semester. The Delta Chi Association will be undertaking major renovations to the Lodge starting next summer in addition to fiscally supporting a portion of the recolonization efforts.

What is the status of Greek Life at Cornell?

There have been many questions recently concerning the future of fraternities at Cornell. The university has begun taking a more active role in ensuring that organizations like ours live up to their values and follow the rules of the Cornell community. Please see the letter of endorsement from the Associate Dean of Students in the Office of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living, Kara Miller, in our campaign packet.

What are the costs associated with the project?

The total cost for the proposed plan is $1.3 million. Based on promising results from the feasibility study, we have set a fundraising goal of $1.3 million to cover some of these costs.

How long are pledges to the campaign payable?

Pledges to the campaign can be paid over a five-year period. Pledges of shorter durations are welcome, because this might reduce our reliance on interim bank loans and associated financing costs both prior to and during construction. That said, we need each brother to make the very best-stretch pledge possible over the five-year period.

Will my donation be tax deductible?

As an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your contributions to the Delta Chi Association Inc. are tax deductible and might qualify for employer-matching gift programs.

How can I make a gift?

Gifts may be made using credit card via our online pledge agreement or by check or credit card using our printable pledge agreement.

My company has a matching gift program; can I apply it to my pledge?

If your company has a matching gift program, you will receive donor credit for both your pledge amount and the amount of your company’s matching gift. Please contact our account manager, Dorothy Wysocki, at or by phone at 607-533-9200 for assistance with this process.

Can I make a stock gift?

You may utilize appreciated stock to fulfill your campaign pledge commitment. If you wish to make this type of gift, please contact our account manager, Dorothy Wysocki, at or by phone at 607-533-9200 for stock transfer instructions.

Can I give an in-kind gift to the house?

In-kind gifts will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the campaign committee.