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This month, we had an interview with first time donor, David Johnson ’08. Johnson, who currently lives in New York, took some time out of his busy day to answer some of our questions:

Q1:  Why did you choose Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Pennsylvania? What drew you there?

The people there really made it different. We just had an instant connection there versus the other fraternities on campus.

Q2:  Why do you keep up with the alumni program?

To keep the glowing personal lifelong connections. To keep telling stories. People without stories are like people who go on vacation without pictures.

Q3:  What have you been doing since you graduated in 2008?

I’ve been bouncing around in financial markets. I am currently working in a clearing house called the London Clearing House

Q4:  If you could relive one moment of your college experience, what would it be?

I would relive the March 2007 basketball game against Temple. We got to rush the court. We had everything from the first four rows right behind the basket. It was unbelievable. We had the seats right behind the basket for a while and the ref actually had to tell us to get off the court. It was incredible.

Q5:  Why did you choose this year to give back?

We had the disposable income. There’s never a bad reason to give back, especially since we hadn’t done it in a couple of years.

Q6:  What advice would you give to an undergraduate brother currently in the active chapter?

Enjoy the time together. Savor it more, because everyone always jokes, "it really is the best years", but it’s actually true. I’m still in close contact with 10-20 people on a weekly basis, but the further and further you go out, you don’t talk to as many people. So enjoy being around everyone as much as possible.

If you would like to contact Dave, you can shoot him an email at

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