Current Status of the Sigma Chi Proud Campaign
We began our SIGMA CHI PROUD CAPITAL CAMPAIGN in the fall of 2017 with a goal of $350,000 to first pay off our $138,000 debt on the house; then make essential repairs to the house and paving the parking lot for a cost of $64,100; and finally renovating the interior of the house and other security upgrades, etc. for a cost of $147,100. After two years in the campaign, we have raised $252,918 from 182 of our brothers toward our goal and completed phases 1 and 2 of our planned expenditures. We have had to borrow additional money to continue needed house structural and safety improvements while we continue to solicit the remaining $97,000 towards our goal to complete the final renovations on the house. Current contributions have slowed considerably and it is essential that we finish our goal as soon as possible. Please see some of our progress below:
- The roof; while we have a couple more years of wear remaining, we deferred this project to address cultural changes needed to address the membership review and University concerns.
- Assess the electrical and plumbing issues in the basement. We are anticipating this will be an area of concern for the RMF inspectors.
- Remodel two additional bathrooms; three baths have been completely remodeled.
- Sprinkler system for the residential quarters at a minimum. This is not only a safety issue but can be a significant reduction in our insurance premiums.
As you know, a very generous brother matched the first $100,000 dollars raised in this campaign. To meet our final goal, we need all our brothers to step up and ensure the future of Sigma Chi at Murray State University!! We have a memorial brick sidewalk from the cross in the yard to our existing sidewalk to honor our major campaign donors (gifts of $1,000 or more). Please join our major donors so we can also honor you!! And please know that all contributions are significant no matter the amount. The up-to-date results and contributors to the campaign can be viewed by clicking here on campaign results.
Paul McCreary and Tim Miller
How To Donate
By Check Payable To:
Epsilon Tau Housing Management, LLC
601 Nancy Drive
Murray, KY 42071