Expanded Guidelines Announced For Special Projects Funds

Expanded Guidelines Announced For Special Projects Funds

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the educational needs of collegiate members today, the TKE Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of Special Projects Funds to provide members with academic resources including textbooks, virtual learning software and internet access.

Every chapter has a Special Projects Fund established through the TKE Foundation. All donations to Special Projects Funds directly support the educational needs of chapters. These Funds may be used to offset member registration costs for Regional Leadership Conferences, Conclave and the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy or to invest in educational-related housing projects.

Under the expanded Special Projects Fund guidelines, the Funds may be used for educational expenses and resources supporting individual chapter members. These resources include:

  • Textbooks
  • Online service fees for educational assistance, lab fees, equipment required for courses, virtual learning software and tutorials, library access and Internet access.

“COVID-19 has hit our chapters and members hard. We are expanding the use of Special Projects Funds to advance educational growth and reduce financial burdens during this challenging time. As campuses reopen and reduce restrictions, we want to support our members as they transition to in-person or hybrid learning,” TKE Foundation Vice Chairman of External Affairs David L. Bohline shared.

To qualify for the Special Projects Fund expansion, chapters must receive the written approval of an authorized alumni volunteer to disburse funds. Additionally, chapters must:

  • Complete a Grant Request Form with the TKE Foundation. (Forms can be obtained by contacting Foundation@TKE.org.)
  • Submit receipts indicating the use of funds for reimbursement purposes.
  • Have a minimum Special Projects Fund balance of $200 when requests are submitted.

Chapters may access up to 85% of their Special Projects Fund for approved purposes, and a maximum of $1,000 may be granted by each chapter toward these educational resources each academic year.

This extension is only available to TKE collegiate members who have paid in full Candidate, Initiation, Insurance, AMF and any subsequent fees to the Fraternity. This extension will be applied toward the 2021-2022 academic year including the summer, fall and spring semesters.

View your chapter’s current Special Projects Fund balance in the Chapter Module or contact Foundation@TKE.org with questions regarding the use of Special Projects Funds.

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Stevenson
Foundation Communications Manager
317-872-6533 ext. 246
rstevenson@tke.org

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