Thank you to those who joined us for our seventh annual Founders Day of Giving on Nov. 4, 2022, to celebrate DU's 188th Founders Day.

Thanks to you, we raised $151,554 from 394 donors. This is a new record, and we couldn't have done it without your help.

You can check out the final totals and leaderboards at www.deltau.org/fdog.

Founders Day of Giving is a 24-hour campaign to raise as much money as possible for the Foundation's Annual Loyalty Fund so we can continue our tradition of Building Better Men. The Annual Loyalty Fund provides academic scholarships, scholarships to attend DU and NIC educational programs, and support for all Fraternity educational initiatives.

Chapter GIVING CHALLENGES: Indiana Sweep!

Congratulations to the Indiana Chapter, whose late surge meant they had the most unique donors and the most money raised. In recognition of their great work, they will receive both of our recruitment scholarships to help them in their campus recruiting efforts. 

Congratulations again to the Indiana Chapter!

$15,000 Matching Challenge Gift

Thanks to the generosity of DUEF Trustee Roy Allan, Lehigh ’68, gifts received from a first-time donor, or from a donor who hasn’t given in the last three years, were matched dollar-for-dollar. We saw over 80 donors who qualified for this match this year. Thank you to Brother Allan for a generous and exciting match!

Founders Day of giving Impact

Through tax-deductible donations to the DUEF, the Foundation is able to fund important Fraternity programs and initiatives. Below are just a few of the impactful educational programs the DUEF supports through grants and registration scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Founders Day of Giving?
This 24-hour campaign is an international effort to inspire DU alumni, undergraduates, parents and friends to make a gift to the DUEF. Gifts of any size are welcome. The 2022 event will focus efforts on Friday, Nov. 4. 

Like popular, national events like Giving Tuesday, the Founders Day of Giving is a day dedicated to raising funds for the DUEF. The Fraternity’s Founder Day—was chosen as a way for brothers to celebrate 188 years of brotherhood and give back to the organization that means so much to members.

Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. The Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, meaning your gift is 100% tax deductible.

Our Tax ID number is: 351976226

What can I support?
The Founders Day of Giving aims to support the DUEF’s Annual Loyalty Fund. This is the Foundation’s general fund, and money in it can be used to support any DUEF initiative. From funding Delta Upsilon educational programs like the Regional Leadership Academy, GSI and the Emerging Leaders Experience to academic scholarships. To be successful, the DUEF must have a robust Annual Loyalty Fund.

Will I receive a receipt?
Yes. You will receive an electronic receipt after making your gift. In addition, you will receive a year-end tax mailer for any contribution to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation for the 2022 calendar year in January. If you need a hard copy of your receipt, please email Executive Assistant Jana Anderson at jana@deltau.org

If I send a gift in the mail, will it still count toward the Founders Day of Giving?
We will gladly accept checks for the Day of Giving. Please write “Day of Giving” in the memo. Any check postmarked by Nov. 7, 2022, will be counted toward the day.

Can I give a gift of stock?
Yes, the DUEF does accept gifts of stock. To do so, please follow the instructions here.

Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?
You can contact the DUEF by calling IHQ at (317) 875-8900, or by emailing Director of Advancement Sean FitzGerald at fitzgerald@deltau.org

"DU has given me a unique and great social experience introducing me to a diverse group of like-minded brothers. DU has also helped me enhance my leadership skills. I want alumni to know that their legacies will not only be remembered, but honored."

- Sam Zhang, Purdue Associate Chapter '23