ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The philanthropic arm of Delta Upsilon, the DU Educational Foundation funds scholarships, initiatives and programs that help us build better men.
About the Foundation
The Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation's mission is to support the International Fraternity and its members in the efforts of Building Better Men. As a separate 501(c)3 organization, the DUEF is able to accept tax-deductible gifts that are used to fund the programs, scholarships and initiatives that create strong, lifelong leaders and global citizens.
With the support from members, alumni, parents and friends, we enable Delta Upsilon to further better the lives of our members.
History of the DUEF
Founded in 1949, the original purpose of the Foundation was to provide scholarships to individual brothers. Then, by the mid-1960s, as leadership education at the Fraternity’s annual convention began to take off, the DUEF Board of Trustees realized the Foundation could impact a greater number of brothers if more resources were channeled to the Leadership Conference. Thus, the Foundation started to also provide grants to the International Fraternity to fund educational programs and services for the brotherhood.
Future of the DUEF
Today’s modern fraternity serves as a value-added extracurricular activity that provides relevant experiences that prepare men for the future in ways that cannot be found in the typical college experience. Delta Upsilon has developed proven and award-winning educational programs and initiatives that help us build better chapters, better global citizens, better brothers, better men. Right now, the DUEF is only able to partially fund these initiatives. Our goal is to fund more of these programs and provide more and more men the opportunity to attend them.
We need the help of our brothers and friends to fill the educational gap. Our greatest challenge for the future is to expand our endowment and base of resources so that we are able to meet our members’ educational needs. Tax-deductible contributions, gifts and bequests will determine the extent to which the Foundation can continue to change the lives of tomorrow's leaders.