Donation Options

 

NEWS: Robert Parada Leadership Fund is now LIVE and accepting donations!  See below for details.
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General Guidance

All financial support is greatly appreciated and each donor is encouraged to contribute to the funds that best match their philanthropic interests.  Please contact the RTC Board, if further information beyond that provided above is needed to make an informed donation to these funds.

The two funds of most general benefit to the undergrads of NY Theta are (1) the ‘RTC Chapter Provisions Fund (CPF)’ , (2) the ‘NY Theta Chapter Scholarship Fund’ and (3) 'Robert Parada Leadership Fund'.  Donors willing to forego the tax deduction are encouraged to donate to the ‘RTC Chapter Provisions Fund (CPF)’ because its uses are not subject to IRS restrictions.  Donors who desire the tax deduction, or are seeking a 501(c)3 charitable fund to which their employer may contribute matching funds, are encouraged to donate to the ‘NY Theta Chapter Scholarship Fund’ or the 'Robert Parada Leadership Fund'.

Contribution Options

  Fund Name Entity Tax Deductible

RTC Chapter Provisions Fund (CPF)
This fund supports the general needs of NY Theta undergraduates, with emphasis on matters related to chapter housing. It is controlled by alumni (RTC Board). Uses are UNRESTRICTED (not limited to educational/leadership purposes). Recent purchases include: chest freezer for kitchen, new couches for the Great room, whiteboard & office chairs for the Go Room, grill, vacuum cleaner, large flat-screen television, etc.
Rochester Theta Corporation No

Under Designation, click "Your gift. Your choice." and then pick "Robert F. Parada Endowed Scholarship Fund"

Robert Parada Endowed Scholarship Fund
Currently fundraising! Endowment goal = $25,000.
This fund supports the leadership development initiatives of the chapter, including sponsoring deserving undergraduates to Phi Kappa Psi leadership development events (WWLS, GAC, NLI, etc.). 
RIT Foundation Yes

Under Designation, choose
"New York Theta Chapter Scholarship Fund"
NY Theta Chapter Scholarship Fund
This fund provides annual scholarships to the NY Theta chapter members, up to roughly 5% of the fund corpus. It may also be used as a source of a loan to the NY Theta chapter to purchase, for example, new housing needs. (All loan interest is paid back into the fund.) Disbursements are controlled by alumni (RTC Board). Uses are RESTRICTED to educational/leadership purposes. 
Phi Kappa Psi Foundation Yes

Under Designation, click "Your gift. Your choice." and then pick "Adam D. Brody Memorial Phi Kappa Psi "Hero" Endowed Scholarship"

Phi Kappa Psi Adam D. Brody Hero's Award
This fund provides an annual scholarship to one RIT student. While the minimum endowment target of $25,000 has been reached, the fund continues to grow to support larger/more number of annual scholarships. The chapter receives and reviews the applications, and decides the recipients of each scholarship.

Eligible students must be enrolled as full-time students at RIT, and in good academic standing. Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay demonstrating high moral caliber and the importance of personal sacrifice for the wellbeing of others.

Applications will be submitted to RIT’s Office of Greek Affairs and the current Phi Kappa Psi President for review and selection. Available funds may be used to support scholarships and the cost to create and maintain plaque to be displayed prominently in an appropriate location with the cumulative names of each year’s winner.

RIT Foundation Yes

Under Designation, choose
"New York Theta (Brian D. Bauer) Scholarship Fund"

Brian Bauer Memorial Scholarship
The Brian Bauer Memorial Scholarship Fund will generate two scholarships annually. The first scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Pittsburgh's Thomas Jefferson High School. This award will celebrate Brian's multitude of talents as both an Honor Roll Student and 4 Sport Athlete. The second scholarship will be awarded to an RIT student and member of Phi Kappa Psi, New York Theta.

While the minimum endowment target of $25,000 has been reached, the fund continues to grow to support larger/more number of annual scholarships.

Phi Kappa Psi Foundation

Yes