2020-2022 TKE Foundation Officers Elected

2020-2022 TKE Foundation Officers Elected

The TKE Foundation Board of Directors has voted and approved the election of its 2020-2022 officer positions and a restructured governance model, including three new officer roles. The new governance model will aid the Foundation in streamlining operations, integrating strategic plan objectives and enhancing focus on productivity and progress.

The newly-elected Foundation officers include:

Jim E. Crockard III

Zeta-Epsilon, Waynesburg

John B. Phillips

Vice Chairman of Internal Affairs
Nu, California, Berkeley
Division Responsibilities: Oversees financial planning and investment functions to monitor the Foundation’s growth and continued success.

David L. Bohline

Vice Chairman of External Affairs
Beta-Sigma, Southern California
Division Responsibilities: Oversees fundraising priorities and campaigns, stewardship and communications efforts, and annual grant support to ensure men of all ages can continue to benefit from the TKE experience.

Daniel C. Pelletier

Vice Chairman of Governance
Omicron-Nu, Florida Institute of Technology
Division Responsibilities: Oversees the Foundation’s strategic initiatives and crafts policies to align with philanthropic best practices.

Don A. Campbell Jr.

Delta-Epsilon, Cleveland State

Richard C. Ernest

Director at Large on Executive Committee
Beta-Mu, Bucknell

“It is my great honor to have the confidence of the TKE Foundation Board of Directors to lead them. I look forward to working with the Board, and our Venerable Grand Prytanis Jim Hickey and the Grand Council to carry out our mandate to support the Fraternity and our young men, particularly in this time of great uncertainty,” TKE Foundation Chairman Jim Crockard shared. “To my good friend and predecessor Elmer Smith, thank you from all of TKE Nation for the outstanding support you have provided us with through your time, talent and treasure. We are all deeply indebted to you and will be forever grateful.”

In recognition of his commitment and generous service to the TKE Foundation for over 13 years, Elmer R. Smith was elected Chairman Emeritus. Joining the TKE Foundation Board of Directors in 2007, Frater Smith became Chairman in 2016. Under his leadership, the Foundation initiated the $1,000,000 Elmer Smith match to fully endow the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy and most recently ended its fiscal year on a historic note, having received some of the highest donor support TKE has seen in over a decade and raising over $1.9 million in cash gifts. In the Chairman Emeritus role, Elmer will remain an active member of the TKE Foundation Board and continue to provide exceptional support and guidance to benefit current and future generations of Tekes.

Learn more about the TKE Foundation Board of Directors at TKE.org/Foundation/Board-Of-Directors.

To make a gift in support of the mission of the TKE Foundation, please visit TKE.org/Donate.

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Stevenson

317-872-6533 ext. 246

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