Iowa Alpha Charitable Fund

 What is the Iowa Alpha Charitable Fund?

Great Question! This fund raises money for the philanthropic causes supported by Phi Kappa Psi Iowa Alpha.

 

Why did Phi Kappa Psi start this fund?

That is easy. Our motto is "The Great Joy of Serving Others", and this fund helps multiply our ability to serve. Donations to this fund coupled with the thousands of volunteer hours of our members are already changing Iowa City!

Are donations tax deductible?

Of course! And if that inspires you to give even more to the great causes we support... so be it.

What organizations does the fund support?

Throughout the year the fund will support different causes. Right now we're raising money for the Kinnick Scholarship. 

Any worthy 501(c)(3) that our members are supporting can be supported by this fund throughout the year. In 2017 Dance Marathon, Kinnick Scholarship, and Boys and Girls Club were the organizations Iowa Alpha volunteered at and helped most.
 

Money raised through dance marathon is used to fight pediatric cancer and help families currently fighting that battle. Phi Kappa Psi is consistently one of the top fundraising chapters at the University of Iowa, raising over $74,000 in 2018.

Completely operated by the undergraduates, the Kinnick Scholarship awards $15,000 a year in scholarships to incoming freshmen men, employs three undergrads over the summer, and has changed the way fraternity recruitment is done at Iowa.

In 2017, Phi Kappa Psi - Iowa Alpha launched a new chapter of Boys and Girls Club in Iowa City. We have members volunteering Monday-Friday, spending time with the most at-risk children in Johnson county.

How does this help the chapter?

Great question! It helps in two ways.

  1. Historically, the majority of the costs associated with the Kinnick Scholarship has been paid for by Iowa Alpha's Housing Corporation. Since the scholarship has grown to cost $30,000/year, it made sense to make it a 501(c)(3). Now, every tax-deducible dollar the Iowa Alpha Charitable Fund raises to support the scholarship is a dollar that the Housing Corporation saves!

  2. Each year the chapter raises tens of thousands of dollars for different organizations. Many of our own members didn't know how much we raised in total each year because the impact was fragmented ($10,000 for Boys and Girls Club, $80,000 for Dance Marathon, $5,000 for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center). This fund means our supporters only have to give in one location, we're better able to track and thank our supporters, and the we're able to show how essential Iowa Alpha is to the Iowa City community.

Thank you to our 2017 donors!

John B. Weaver ’42 – 653

John M. Syverud ’43 – 676

Jack R. Dauner ’46 – 738

James H. McClain ’46 – 746

James H Sommers ’46 – 751

Robert B. Vollmar ’49 – 818

Robert B. Becker ’50 – 823

Jerome D. Anderson ’50 – 824

Craig T. Wright ’51 – 856

James G. Milani ’52 – 868

Wayne J. Barnes ’53 – 878

James G. Galiher ’54 – 902

James F. Dougherty ’54 – 911

Randall C. Mather ’59 – 994

Robert E. Winders ’59 -999

Edward J. Quinn ’59 – 1003

Stephen P. VanHouten ’60 -1014

Charles L. May ’62 – 1039

Dennis M. Shay ’62 – 1041

John C. Lisle ’63 – 1054

John H. Raife ’69 – 1145

Robert S. Dowd ’72 – 1194

John B. Willmore ’73 -1204

William D. Erickson ’74 – 1220

John D. Reichardt ’75 -1235

Todd A. Schoell ’75 – 1248

Doug E. Parsons ’75 – 1251

Robert P. Dorweiler ’76 – 1258

John W. Kunkle ’76 – 1262

James H. Bartlett ’77 -1273

Jeff R. Cilek ’77 – 1288

Elliott A. Lunning ’77 - 1298

Elliott L. Smith ’78 – 1307

Matthew D. Wolf ’78 - 1303

Bradley J. Stutesman ’78 - 1873

Carl K. Davis ’79 – 1320

David C. Hansen ’79 – 1323

David E. Ekland ’79 - 1332

Mike W. Barnes ’80 – 1334

Greg L. Kline ’80 – 1337

Steve L. Flood ’80 – 1349

Troy M. Blodgett ’81 – 1355

Robert C. Love ’82 1369

Raymond E. Kivett ’82 – 1371

John R. Mathews ’82 – 1382

Stephen A. Wright – ’83 1387

Brian C. Beh ’82 –1379

Charles J. Maxwell ’83 – 1390

Harry R. Hiersteiner ’83 – 1391

Jon R. Thompson ’83 – 1407

David A. Kelloway ’83 – 1408

Jon C. Stickney ’84 – 1414

Donald Corey Rieck ’85 – 1422

John M. Maxwell ’85 - 1424

Russell M. Kivett ’85 – 1427

Mark R. Easler ’86 – 1447

Matthew Barnes – ’86 1453

Bernard J. Hofmann ’87 - 1465

Morgan M. Sackett – ’87 1473

Hunter P. Parks ’89 – 1491

Justin B. Hampton ’91 – 1520

Mike J. Brown ’94 - 1561

Charles C. Kohler ’94 - 1563

David W. Westlund ’96 -1575

Timothy M. Evans ’98 – 1593

Chad E. Barnard ’99 - 1595

Phil M. Brown ’99 – 1603

Brand A. Newland ’00 – 1607

Timothy J. Ahlers ’00 - 1609

Eric R. Parker ’00 – 1611

Jesse J. Keig ’00 – 1612

John F. Greenwood ’00 – 1613

Thomas B. Stutesman ’07 -1754

Chad L. Wells ’07 – 1777

Andy J. Greever ’07 -1778

Matthew M. Geis ’08 – 1801

Michael J. Seally II ’09 -1830

Adam G.L. Parker ’09 -1831

Thomas J. Huston ’10 – 1868

Michael P. Doty ’10 – 1871

Kyle S. Schroeder ’11 - 1898

John V. Staak ’12 -1917

Colin L. Hendricks ’12 – 1921

Frank P. Montalto ’12 – 1934

Matthew Peterson ’12 – 1954

Aaron M. Horsfield ’12 – 1955

Nicholas P. Koehn ’13 – 1963

Lucas R. Valentine ’13 – 1984

Joseph E. Goris ’14 – 2003

Jason P. Meighan ’14 – 2005

Jospeh A. Spaniol ’14 – 2009

Austin J. Luse ’14 -2012

Thomas H. Cassier ’14 – 2019

Jason D. Woodruff ’14 – 2023

Daniel J. Wetzel ’14 – 2037

Nathen A. Spitz ’16 – 2081

John M. Walsh ’16 – 2093

Logan J. Manders ’16 – 2108

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