TKE News

10/14/2014 |

Last weekend, on October 11-14, 2014, the Beta-Mu chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Bucknell University partnered with the Alzheimer's Association to help end Alzheimer's disease. This past weekend's running served as the 10th annual Reagan Run, a 180-mile relay from Lewisburg, PA to Washington, DC with a goal to raise awareness and funds to benefit the research, care and support efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.  

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and more than five million Americans struggle daily with its devastating symptoms. Studies indicate that in the coming years, Alzheimer's will impact an estimated 10 million baby boomers. Although Alzheimer's is often perceived as a disease that only strikes the elderly, the reality is that young people suffer tremendously when a loved one is diagnosed. 

Through the Reagan Run, Beta-Mu engaged its peers in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, all while having a great time supporting a great cause. By raising awareness, Beta-Mu hopes to gain additional support in the fight to end this disease.

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Reagan Run, and the men of Beta-Mu were very proud to announce that they raised over $54,000. "We set an ambitious goal of $30,000 were shocked when we exceeded it in just two weeks! In our first nine years of the Reagan Run we were able to raise over $225,000 and have already eclipsed our previous fundraising record," said Beta-Mu member Richie Pisano. 

Beta-Mu looks forward to continue the Reagan Run for years to come as it has become a highly anticipated tradition within the chapter and in the community. The Offices of the Grand Chapter would like to congratulate the men of Beta-Mu for their outstanding effort in supporting the Alzheimer's Association through a truly original and inspiring event. 

For more information, or to share your own #TekeTuesday story, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533 Ext. 252

10/13/2014 |

Risk Management Fees Due October 15

Risk Management Fees are due in full by October 15. Alternatively, a chapter can set up a payment plan with Brett Widner at the Offices of the Grand Chapter for at least 50% due on October 15 and the remaining payment due on March 15.

If your payment is not received on time, your insurance coverage may be cancelled and you will be charged an Insurance Reinstatement Charge of $250. Failure to pay your Risk Management Fee may result in coverage cancellation and may result in your chapter's loss of recognition with Tau Kappa Epsilon. To view the Risk Management Fees invoice, please login to the TKE Chapter Module at

For American TKE chapters/colonies, payments should be made directly to James R. Favor & Company at

***UPDATE: James R. Favor & Co is currently experiencing technical difficulties receiving payments at the above url. Chapters and colonies who have yet to submit payment will need to physically mail a check to James R. Favor & Co at 14466 E. Evans Ave, Aurora CO 80014. Be sure to include Tau Kappa Epsilon, your chapter, and your school's name in the envelope (example: TKE - Rho-Upsilon, Franklin College). Mail must be postmarked by today, October 15, 2014. Please contact Brett Widner at 317.872.6533 Ext. 282 should you have questions. Canadian chapters are still able to pay online by using the link below.***

For Canadian TKE chapter/colonies, payments should be made directly to Tau Kappa Epsilon at

990-N Tax Forms Due October 15

October 15 is the final day to file your 990-N tax form. To avoid the risk of losing your chapter or colony's status as a tax-exempt organization, you must file your taxes by the deadline.

The 990-N tax form must be completed by every chapter and colony in TKE Nation.

Tau Kappa Epsilon is organized as a 501 (c) 7 non-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization. Unfortunately, even with federal tax-exempt status, you WILL need to file with the IRS annually. This year, chapter 990-N tax forms must be filed by October 15, 2014. Visit our TAX PAGE to learn more. Also, see How to file your 990-N.

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533 Ext. 252

10/13/2014 |

Up next for the Tau Kappa Epsilon St. Jude Challenge is the Epsilon-Delta chapter from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Fraters, you are on the clock. 


To Learn More About the St. Jude Challenge

The St. Jude Challenge is an online fundraising competition that puts specific men of Tau Kappa Epsilon in the fundraising spotlight. Participating chapters/colonies who register for the St. Jude Challenge will wait for their name to be called. Every two weeks, one chapter/colony in TKE Nation will have all eyes on them as they fundraise as much as they can for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Utilizing the online fundraising pages, members are encouraged to utilize social media to fundraise money from Fraters, friends, and family. Does your group have what it takes to be crowned the St. Jude Challenge Champion?

How to Compete in the St. Jude Challenge:

  • Register for the St. Jude Challenge by Emailing Alex Swenson.
  • Set up a St. Jude Chapter Fundraising Page Here.
  • Wait for your chapter to be called through the TKE Facebook/Twitter Pages.
  • Accept the Challenge.
  • Raise as much money as you can in two weeks.
  • Challenge another chapter/colony in TKE Nation.
For more information, please contact:

Alex Swenson
Programs and Events Manager
317.872.6533 Ext. 225