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Pi Kappa Alpha Int'l Acclaims Beta Pi Brothers

In the Spring 2019 issue of the Shield and Diamond magazine, Pi Kappa Alpha recognizes the outstanding support it has received from Beta Pi alumni and undergraduates.

Significantly, ten Beta Pi brothers are listed as members of the President’s Council of the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation. Members of the President’s Council are those who provide the Foundation with an annual, tax-deductible gift of $1,000 or more. Beta Pi has more members in the President’s Council than any other of the active 213 chapters and colonies of Pi Kappa Alpha as well as the inactive chapters. These funds help to ensure the continued prosperity of Pi Kappa Alpha. The Foundation uses these funds for educational purposes e.g. PIKE University, the fraternity world’s premier and nationally recognized and acclaimed educational program.

The ten members of the President’s Council from Beta Pi, are Joel Catania ’71, Mitchell Goldsmith ’72, Jerry Herman ’72, Jeff Kaufman ’80, Adam Michaels ’97, Richard Myers ’69, Mark Perna ’68, Richard Solit ’86, Bruce Wolfson ’71, and Paul Zaentz ’69.

For many years, Beta Pi has had the largest Chapter Endowment Fund (CEF) among all of PiKA’s chapters and colonies. Once again, Beta Pi, with a CEF of $215,207, leads all the others. CEF funds cover certain costs and expenses of our undergraduate brothers associated with their attendance at PiKA Int’l functions such as PIKE University, conferences, and conventions.

Individual Beta Pi alumni were commended for having achieved greater levels of giving to PiKA. Adam Michaels ’97 was admitted into the Garnet and Gold Society for having total donations of $5,000 to $9,999. Reaching Shield and Diamond Society status, for having total donations of $1,000 to $2,499, are Maurice Moskowitz ’58, Mike Selikoff ’75, Richard Solit '86, and Anthony Stagliano ’64.

Gifts given in tribute were made by J. Conrad Bosley ’61 in tribute to Pi Kappa Alpha’s Sesquicentennial anniversary and Jerry Herman ’72 in tribute to our deceased brother and long-time leader at Beta Pi, Gregg Ormond ’74.

The Beta Pi Alumni Association thanks all of the aforementioned brothers for their support of Pi Kappa Alpha and to all other alumni who donate, both financially and/or with their time and expertise as volunteers, for the continued prosperity and success of Beta Pi Chapter and/or Pi Kappa Alpha Int’l.