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$131,495 Raised

2021 Founders Day of Giving RESULTS

Thank you for joining us for our sixth annual Founders Day of Giving on Nov. 4, 2021, to celebrate DU's 187th Founders Day. 

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.

We are thrilled to be able to share our final numbers...

$131,495 raised from 442 donors!
Founders Day of Giving Challenges- INdiana Wins
Recruitment Scholarship Challenge 

As in 2021, we are giving two recruitment scholarships to chapters that allow them to provide an academic scholarship to an incoming student on their campus. The chapter with the most donors and the chapter with the most money raised will receive a recruitment scholarship.

This year, one chapter in particular went above and beyond by achieving the most money raised and the most donors. Congratulations to the Indiana Chapter on winning each of the challenges.

Thank you to our generous match donors

For the third year in a row on Founders Day of Giving, we had a generous challenge gift from Brother Dave Franzetta, Michigan State ’70. Gifts from all new and lapsed donors were matched dollar for dollar up to $14,000. We unlocked 100% of this match over the course of our Founders Day of Giving.

In addition, we had three chapter specific challenge gifts of $2,5000 each that we'd like to recognize. Brother John Delaney, Florida '77 provided a match to his Florida Chapter brothers, Brother Jeff Siegel, Maryland '78 provided a match to his Maryland Chapter brothers and Brother Daryl Reisfeld, Rochester '03 provided a match to his Rochester Chapter brothers.

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.

"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


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 2021 event will focus efforts on Monday, 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 187 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 2021 calendar year in January. If you need a hard copy of your receipt, please email Executive Assistant Jana Anderson at 

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. 6, 2021, 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