TKE News

10/24/2014 |

Travis Skodack
Fraternal Services Specialist

November is a month where facial hair runs wild across the country. As many individuals choose to celebrate an intermission in shaving, did you know you can support the children of St. Jude at the same time?

Tau Kappa Epsilon has teamed up with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to create "No Shave for St. Jude Kids." During the month of November, you will have an opportunity to join Tekes throughout the nation as we raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and help save kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

Registration for No Shave for St. Jude Kids is simple:

  1. Follow the URL: tke.stjude.org
  2. Click "Register" at the top of the page
  3. Register a team or join an existing group
  4. Raise as much money as you can by utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc
  5. Start November clean-cut and finish with the best facial hair in TKE Nation!

No Shave for St. Jude Kids is a way to raise awareness and funds for the children of St. Jude. The ways in which you can ask for donations are limitless, but to get the ball rolling, several TKE Professional Staff members came up with ideas to help you get your campaign started:

  • Create a bracket style tournament for members to compete, the winner (dollars raised) continues to let the hair grow
  • Agree to not shave for [X] number of days for every [X] dollars raised
  • Agree that the brother with the highest fundraising total with one week remaining gets to shape and style all other beards in the chapter or colony
  • On the last day of the month, host a shaving event on campus to raise awareness and make one final fundraising push

Share your progress with TKE Nation by using #Beards4StJude. We'll share the best stories, beards and mustaches on our Facebook Page, Twitter Page, and of course, our Instagram Page throughout the month of November. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the best performing group will be featured in Tau Kappa Epsilon's #TekeTuesday.

For more information, please contact:

Alex Swenson
Programs and Events Manager
317.872.6533
aswenson@tke.org

10/22/2014 |

On Saturday, November 22, supporters in more than 65 communities across the country will participate in the annual St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. This exciting event helps raise funds to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With a five-year, $1 million pledge, Tau Kappa Epsilon is all in! 

Last year, TKE Nation raised more than $45,000 during the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. This year, we hope to soar past that number and make this a year to remember. It is going to take every Frater from every campus to make an impact.

You can sign up by visiting the Tau Kappa Epsilon dedicated St. Jude webpage by clicking here.

Register your team today! 

Registration and participation is simple:

  1. Follow the URL: CLICK HERE

  2. Click: Participate in an event
  3. Select a community near you
  4. Register a team or join an existing group
  5. Raise as much money as you can by utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  6. Join the walk on Saturday, November 22

Register now to reserve your spot. Together, we can make a difference for the children of St. Jude.

For more information, please contact:

Alex Swenson
Programs and Events Manager
317.872.6533
aswenson@tke.org

10/21/2014 |

TKE Educational Foundation is proud to announce our state-of-the-art planned giving website! Designed with your interests in mind, this website explores the vehicles available for you to donate and benefit the Fraternity you cherish, enabling us to continue building Better Men for a Better World, while caring for your loved ones and lessening your tax burden for 2014 and beyond. Planned giving calculators help you determine the best way to give while at the same time caring for those you love. The calculators help demonstrate the increased impact of gifts such as trusts and annuities among others.

Estate planning doesn't have to be something to be avoided! The Online Wills Planner creates your private and secure account with helpful tips and tools you can share with your professional advisors when discussing how a bequest to the Foundation could benefit your estate.

Sign up for e-newsletters with the latest financial news from Washington, and let us know if you are a financial services professional with experience in gift planning: Tekes living in your area need your expertise!

Click here to learn more about the ways you can benefit Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Planned gift options include:

  • Bequest
  • Gift of Retirement Assets
  • Gift of Stock and Bonds
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Gift Annuity
  • Life Insurance
  • Business Assets
  • Personal Assets

For more information, or to indicate that you have a planned gift to the Foundation in place, please contact:

Emily Garrott
Development Coordinator
317.872.6533 Ext. 246
EGarrott@tke.org

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