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The Beta Pi Alumni Association exists to help facilitate lifelong friendship among our alumni brothers and to provide support for our active chapter so that our fraternity positively impact the lives of young men, and maintains a strong legacy at Penn.

How do we do this? Simply, with support from our loyal alumni donors.

Historically, we’ve referred to our alumni giving program as dues. 

plural noun: dues
an obligatory payment; a fee.

In reality, we receive voluntary financial contributions from between 80-90 alumni brothers—most of whom renew their gifts annually. This represents about 7% of Beta Pi alumni with whom we maintain contact through email and snail mail.

Needless to say, we are grateful for these loyal brothers and we celebrate them in published honor rolls and at our annual Founders’ Day event.

The original intent of this article was to announce an increase in the annual alumni dues amount to $100 to help cover improvements in our services and some rising operations costs (keep reading for more on these). And, while “officially” the increase stands, it’s important to look at our giving figures with a more critical eye.

• Annually, 80-90 donors support the alumni association with an average gift of $155-175 (in other words, among those 80-90 donors, some already give $100 or far more)
• Around 93% of alumni do not support the alumni association
• New grads receive a dues-free year after graduation, with $25 annual dues for the next four years

As an alumni association, our ultimate goal is to increase alumni participation. Gifts of all sizes make a difference in our efforts to keep Beta Pi alums connected and help our active chapter thrive. If you can give $100 or more, we appreciate your support. If you can give at all, we appreciate your support the same. In the end, we are seeking more alumni to participate in our mission.

Now, here’s a look at how we put your dues, gifts, donations, whatever term we use, to work:

This year, we’ll initiate a scholarship program for applicants from the freshman class who are scholars, leaders, athletes and gentleman. Our international fraternity is touting the success of this program at other universities and we are eager to bring it to Penn.

The scholarship program is linked directly to our efforts to dedicate resources to recruiting new members who embody and embrace the values of the fraternity and are eager to lead by example.

Undergraduates who attend Pike University rely on our financial assistance for this enriching experience.

Our professional communications program is a core part of keeping us connected; this program is supported by alumni donations, and as postage and printing costs increase, we need additional support to keep it going.

As any homeowner knows, facilities repairs will be an ongoing area of need.

How to Participate in our Alumni Program:

Annual appeals for alumni association dues and additional donations are mailed twice yearly—once in the fall and once in the spring. You can also make a donation online HERE. We hope you will continue to support our efforts to keep our alumni brotherhood strong and connected. The first $100 (or $25 for recent grads) of every donation will be applied to association dues.