How to Give Back to the Deke House

In order to preserve the legacy of 150 years of Dekes at Cornell, it is essential that we invest in the brotherhood and the Lodge at 13 South Avenue.  There are three ways to do that:

  • Contributions to the Delta Chi Association, a 501c3 organization run by Cornell Dekes on behalf of the Delta Chi Chapter of DKE at Cornell. 
  • Contributions to Cornell, made payable to the DKE Group Housing Fund.
  • Volunteer your time and energy on behalf of the chapter, be it through participating in one of our events, reaching out to engage your classmates, or joining one of our committees.    To learn more, please contact Board President Mike Furman at 267-825-1233 or

Support the Delta Chi Association

Annual dues payments allow the alumni association to maintain bonds of brotherhood and support the active chapter as they continue to build on the legacy of DKE on the Hill.  We gratefully accept contributions to preserve our historic fraternity house and promote intellectual endeavors and undergraduate achievement through student-run educational and philanthropic programs.

Contributions may be made in single installments or reoccurring monthly installments.

To make a recurring online gift to the Delta Chi Association, click here

To make a one-time online gift to the Delta Chi Association, click here

To make a gift by mail, fill out the printable contribution card and enclose a check payable to The Delta Chi Association Inc to the following address:

P.O. Box 876
Ithaca, NY 14851-0876

The Delta Chi Association, Inc., has been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and the contributions you make are fully tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law as charitable contribution. Your contribution may well qualify for matching funds from your employer.

Online Giving:

Make your online payment using VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.

DKE Group Housing Fund at Cornell University

For those brothers interested in contributing to DKE that would like to receive recognition from Cornell for your contribution, you may do that as well by designating the Delta Kappa Epsilon Group Housing Fund #277009, or Robert Trent Jones Memorial Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Scholarship Fund #107527 when making you contribution to Cornell.    

To make an online gift to Cornell via the DKE Group Housing Fund, click here

When making your online gift to Cornell please check the radio button labelled “Check here to make your selections.”  Scroll down the list to the heading “Student & Campus Life” and check the box for “Other – Student & Campus Life.” Enter “Delta Kappa Epsilon Group Housing Fund #277009” in the space provided for special instructions.  Reminder that the amount of your gift to Cornell University may be doubled through matching gift programs available through thousands of employers.  Please check to see if your employer offers this match while contributing online.

Cornell also accepts gifts via mail.  When returning a mailed University donation card, please be sure to cite the “Delta Kappa Epsilon Group Housing Fund #277009.”  You may also use the printable card found here.

The amount of your gift can be doubled through matching gift programs available through thousands of employers. The process is simple. Check the box on the pledge card and enclose your company’s matching gift form with your donation. Matching gifts enable you and your employer to receive credit for supporting Cornell University.

To give online, visit the Cornell alumni website and use the Cornell online gift form. You can also search to see if your company will match your gift from the Cornell page.

2020 Cornell Giving Day

On March 12, 2020, Dekes gave $6,084 in direct gifts and $2,700 in matching gifts, for a total of $8,784. This year’s Giving Day donations will be used to fund our house improvements. Many thanks for your generous contributions.

Except for Cornell University, the Delta Chi Association does not trade or exchange donor data with other organizations. We do not send out solicitation emails on behalf of organizations or rent our mailing lists to them. We provide Cornell University with the contact information of donors, unless the donors request that we withhold that information. Please contact if you want special handling of your contact data.