Named in honor of one of our most distinguished, loyal and generous Fraters, the Charles R. Walgreen Jr., TKE Leadership Academy is TKE's premier leadership training program for young Fraters preparing for the challenges of leadership - in their chapters, on their campuses and in their communities.
For over 20 years, participating Tekes travel from across the U.S. and Canada for the opportunity to bond with other promising young leaders, learn from expert instructors, and gain new understanding of their own leadership potential. Many find the Academy a defining moment in their lives.
In 2014, Frater Elmer Smith (Mu-Sigma, Morehead State) presented the Fraternity and fellow Fraters with a $1 million challenge in support of the Leadership Academy.
Elmer believes in the leadership development of our young men, and completing the match would ensure future generations of Tekes can continue to benefit from this transformative leadership experience. In 2020, we announced the completion of the match. This historic achievement would not be possible without the commitment of over 600 donors contributing more than 1,700 gifts. Thank you for empowering TKE to give more young Fraters this transformational experience!