Family, Friends, and Sigma Chi Brothers,
WE DID IT! Thanks to your generosity over the last four years, the scholarship has officially entered into an endowed status. This means that your donations will serve into the foreseeable future to honor Chris Symons and Michael Tomai by providing scholarships to undergraduate Sigma Chi members pursuing their education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.
Due to the nature of the endowment, it will require two years for the scholarship to earn enough equity to begin providing scholarships in the range of $1000-$1500 annually. Fortunately, the total contributions from all of you was just shy of $30,000! $25,000 was used to create the endowment, and the remaining $4800 will be used over the next two years to continue providing scholarships until 2022 when the endowment begins providing scholarships.
Though we have met the goal of endowing the scholarships, you may continue to support the scholarship. Future contributions will go directly into the endowment and increase the amount of the annual scholarships. Donations can be submitted through the "Give Online" link on the following website: http://givingto.erau.edu/how-to-give/ways-to-give.shtml. If using this website, please ensure that you give to an "Other Fund Not Listed" and type "Symons & Tomai Memorial Scholarship" into the box.
Thank you all again for your continued support and the love that I know was behind each and every donation. I wish you all the merriest of holidays this December knowing that we ended 2019 with an incredibly significant accomplishment!
On behalf of the Kappa Phi chapter of Sigma Chi,
Sincerely and forever grateful,
Kappa Phi '05
**I apologize that you may receive this message more than once as I am aiming to send this update to donors across multiple years. Thank you for your understanding**