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Help TKE Raise $1,000,000.00 By May 15th

Founded by Frater Danny Thomas (Gamma-Nu, Toledo), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital works every day to fulfill Danny's dream that "no child should die in the dawn of life." No family every receives a bill from St. Jude and Tekes across the world have made great strides to support the cause.


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Notable Tekes

  • Ted Bereswill

    Ted Bereswill

    (Gamma-Upsilon, Texas, Austin, 1977)

    Retired Senior Vice President, North America Oracle.  He has over 30 years experience in software sales and management.  He is also a Board member for Star of Hope Mission, one of the largest homeless missions in the US and serves on the TKE Grand Council.

  • Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson

    (Nu-Xi, Stephen F. Austin State University)

    American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. Now into his 80's Nelson continues to record music, tour and spend considerable time on various charitable and political causes.

  • Mike Huckabee

    Mike Huckabee

    (Beta-Psi, Arkansas State, 2005)

    The former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 Presidential Candidate, American Politician, Christian Minister, author and commentator. He currently hosts the Huckabee Talk Show and is a featured speaker across the United States.

  • Perry Fewell

    Perry Fewell

    (Delta-Iota, Lenoir-Rhyne, 1982)

    American football defensive backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He has also been interim head coach for the Buffalo Bills

  • Alan Gershenhorn

    Alan Gershenhorn

    (Epsilon-Omicron, University of Houston, 1977)

    The Chief Sales, Marketing and Strategy Officer for United Parcel Service, Inc (UPS). Alan started working for United Parcel Service in 1979 as a part-time package handler.  He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.  

  • Danny Thomas

    Danny Thomas

    (Gamma-Nu, University of Toledo, 1962)

    Nightclub comedian, singer, actor and producer whose career spanned 50 years.  He is most notedly remembered for being the driving force in the creation of St Jude Children's Research Hospital - where no family will ever receive a bill. Since St Jude opened its' doors in 1962 the survival rate of childhood cancer has risen from 20% to 80% today.

  • Conrad Hilton

    Conrad Hilton

    (Alpha-Omicron, New Mexico State University, 1957)

    American Hotelier who founded the worlds first international hotel chain, Hilton Hotels, which has since grown into a multibillion-dollar empire.

  • American entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company. Benioff is a noted philanthropist. In 2000, he established the “1-1-1 model,” whereby the company contributes one percent of product, one percent of equity, and one percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves globally. Visit TKE.ORG/THETEKE to read the Spring 2018 issue featuring Frater Benioff.

  • Howard Schultz

    Howard Schultz

    (Theta-Iota, N. Michigan, 1973)

    Best know as the former Executive Chairman and CEO of Starbucks and a former owner of the Seattle SuperSonics. Prior to stepping down as Exeutive Chairman in 2018, he stepped down as CEO so he could concentrate on the "social missions" of Starbucks.

  • Aaron Rodgers

    Aaron Rodgers

    (Sigma-Xi, St, Norbert, 2012)

    An American football quarterback, signed by the Green Bay Packers in May 2005. Super Bowl Champion and MVP 2010. Back up quarterback for Brett Favre for his first three years with the Green Bay Packers, Aaron became the starting quarterback in 2008 and still fills this position going into the 2018-2019 season, having just signed a 5 year contract extension.

  • Les Paul

    Les Paul

    (Gamma-Delta, University of Miami)

    Electric guitar pioneer and inspiration for the legendary Gibson Les Paul guitar, which is widely used today by many of the worlds greatest guitarists. Only person to be inducted into both the Rock and Roll Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

  • Dan Mead

    Dan Mead

    (Pi, Penn State, 1973)

    Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Wireless, retired after 37 years with the company. Mead is a member of the Board of Directors and an officer of CTIA, the wireless industry trade association. He was appointed to the Syniverse Board of Directors in 2016.

  • Richard Dozer

    Richard Dozer

    (Kappa-Tau, University of Arizona, 1975)

    President of the Arizona Diamondbacks major league baseball club from 1995 to 2006.  He is currently President for Phoenix Office at GenSpring Family Offices, LLC.

  • Francisco Canseco

    Francisco Canseco

    (Epsilon-Alpha, St. Louis University, 1969)

    Lawyer, businessman and politician, he and a partner took Hondo National bank from failing to an institution with over $180 and 4 branches.  He has served as Board President since 1995.  He served as the representative for the 23rd District of Texas in the 112th Congress.

  • George S. Halas

    George S. Halas

    (Gamma, Illinois, 1914)

    Nicknamed "Papa Bear" and Mr Everything", was a player, coach, owner and pioneer in NFL. He was the iconic longtime leader of the Chicago Bears. Co-Founder of the National Football League and inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The GSH that appears on the Bears uniforms is in memory of George.

  • Jim Fielding

    Jim Fielding

    (Gamma-Kappa, Indiana, 1984)

    Currently serving as President, Consumer Products and innovation for 20th Century Fox.  Among the properties under his purview are; Simpsons, Family Guy, X-Files to name a few. Previously served as the Board Chairman of the Make-A-Wish Foundation International and President of Disney Stores Worldwide at Disney Consumer Products. 

  • Charles Walgreen, Jr

    Charles Walgreen, Jr

    (Upsilon, University of Michigan, 1925)

    President of Walgreen Co who transformed his fathers local Chicago drugstore into a multibillion-dollar conglomerate. Frater Charles passed away at 100 years of age.

  • Terry Bradshaw

    Terry Bradshaw

    (Beta-Zeta, Louisiana Tech, 1970)

    NFL Hall-of-Famer who led Pittsburgh Steelers as the first quarterback in NFL history to take a team to four Super Bowl Victories.  Currently a TV Sports Analyst.

  • Kevin Gilbride

    Kevin Gilbride

    (Tau-Eta, S. Connecticut State, 2008)

    Retired American football coach. Earned two Super Bowl Rings with the New York Giants as the offensive coordinator.

  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan

    (Iota, Eureka College, 1929)

    Accomplished American politician whose successful career in government led to his election in 1981 as the 40th President of the United States

  • Bob Barr

    Bob Barr

    (Beta-Sigma, USC, 1967)

    Attorney and politician, he served as a federal prosecutor and as a Congressman, representing Georgia's 7th Congressional district.  Gained national prominence as one of the leaders of President Bill Clinton's impeachment. Learn more about Frater Barr by visiting TKE.ORG/THETEKE for his feature from Summer 2015.

  • Paul Caine

    Paul Caine

    (Gamma-Kappa, Indiana, 1984)

    Executive Director of the Engine Group Board and has been in the media, marketing and communications industry for 30 years. Holding many diverse posts one of which was publisher for People magazine and Chief Revenue and Client Partnerships Officer for Bloomberg Media.

  • Marv Levy

    Marv Levy

    (Zeta, Coe College, 1947)

    Former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive and author. Coached Buffalo Bills (1986-1997) to 4 consecutive AFC Championships. Only Coach to ever compete in 4 Consecutive Super Bowls

  • Roy Jones, Jr.

    Roy Jones, Jr.

    (Tau-Psi, Univ. of West Florida, 2007)

    Roy Jones Jr. is a former professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper and actor.  He is a six-time world champion in four different weight classes.

  • Andrew Allen

    Andrew Allen

    (Kappa-Upsilon, Villanova, 1975)

    A retired United States Astronaut. A former United States Marine Corps aviator and Lt. Colonel. Allen retired from the Marine Corps in 1997 and has served in various leadership positions since.

  • Paul Wight

    Paul Wight

    (Xi-Beta, S. Illinois Edwardsville, 1992)

    American wrestler known as "Big Show" .  He is a seven-time world champion.  He is currently signed to WWE on the Raw Brand.  He has also appeared in several feature films.

  • Raymond Chambers

    Raymond Chambers

    (Theta-Zeta, Rutgers, 1964)

    Philanthropist Raymond Chambers is the Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria.  Chambers Philanthropic efforts focus on this like global health, mentoring and revitalizing his home city of Newark, New Jersey.

  • Ed Moy

    Ed Moy

    (Lambda, University of Wisconsin, 1976)

    American businessman and former government official. From 2006 to 2011 he served as 38th director of the US Mint. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of ICOX Innovations.

  • Dr. Gregory Geoffroy

    Dr. Gregory Geoffroy

    (Alpha-Chi, Univ. of Louisville, 1968)

    Gregory L Geoffroy became president of Iowa State University in 2001.  He also holds the rank of professor of chemistry.  In 1991 he was named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Phillip Simms

    Phillip Simms

    (Mu-Sigma, Morehead State University, 1979)

    NFL quarterback and MVP who spent his entire 14 year career playing for the NY Giants. He led the giants to their first championship in 30 years.  He is currently a sportscaster for the CBS network.

  • Danny Villanueva

    Danny Villanueva

    (Alpha-Omicron, New Mexico State, 1959)

    Former NFL placekicker and punter who played for the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys.  He later co-founded Univision, a major Spanish-language television network.

  • Gerald Carr

    Gerald Carr

    (Beta-Sigma, USC, 1951)

    Retired US Marine Corps Colonel and former NASA astronaut. Commander of Syklab 4, the third and final manned visit to Skylab.  He founded CAMUS, Inc in 1984, a family owned corporation that provides technical support services in zero-gravity human factors engineering.

  • Ed Droste

    Ed Droste

    (Epsilon, Iowa State, 1970)

    Founded Provident Management Corp in 1989 and serves as CEO.  He is one of the founders of Hooters, concept and brand.  He has also co-founded several other restaurants; Pete & Shorty's Tavern and Adobe Gilas.

  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley

    (Beta-Psi, Arkansas State University, 1960)

    An American Singer and Actor.  One of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.  Best selling solo artist in the history of recorded music.

  • Graham Harrell

    Graham Harrell

    (Sigma-Xi, St, Norbert, 2012)

    An American football quarterback, signed by the Green Bay Packers in May 2010. He started 3 consecutive years at Texas Tech. University, winning the 2008 AT&T All-America Player of the Year. Currently the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the North Texas Mean Green.

  • Merv Griffin

    Merv Griffin

    (Gamma-Delta, Miami, 1949)

    Merv was a television host and media mogul. From 1965 to 1986, he hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show, and created the game shows Jeopardy! And Wheel of Fortune, still running today.

  • Steve Forbes

    Steve Forbes

    (Grand Chapter, 2009)

    Publishing Executive and two time Republican Candidate for President in the 1996 and 2000 primaries.  Forbes is Editor-in-Chief of Forbes, a business magazine.

  • Digger Phelps

    Digger Phelps

    (Epsilon-Zeta, Rider College)

    Veteran college basketball coach who, during his 20 seasons leading the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, tied the NCAA record for most upsets over a #1 team at 7.  Spent the following 20 years as a Sports Analyst for ESPN.

  • Marshall Scantlin

    Marshall Scantlin

    (Epsilon-Sigma, Central Oklahoma, 1961)

    Retired Brigadier General, graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College and in 2001 was inducted into the Oklahoma National Guard OCS Hall of fame.

  • Gregory Pyle

    Gregory Pyle

    (Epsilon-Theta, Southeastern Oklahoma State, 1971)

    Chief Pyle took the Oath of Office June 9, 1997 as Chief  of the Choctaw Nation and resigned effective April 28, 2014. Prior to this he had served for 13 years as Assistant Chief, spending a substantial part of his time in Washington, D.C.



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