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Through our collective generosity and support, the Red Door Campaign unlocks the power of our alumni to develop Balanced Men and foster the lifelong connections between them.

The Michigan Eta Alumni Volunteer Corporation (AVC) and active brothers have developed several projects to donate to the Red Door Campaign. The donation projects consist of three categories: Fostering the Brotherhood, Housing Fund, and Scholarships. Some of the categories have sub-projects that help reach the ultimate goal of the donation effort.  The first two categories are organized locally by Michigan Eta. The third category, Scholarships, is organized through Nationals. 

Donations can be provided through your time or through monetary donations. Projects accepting monetary donations are listed below and have a suggested minimum donation of $19.65 to commemorate the year of our Charter. The only monetary donations that are tax deductible are those provided to the Scholarships category. For more information on the projects, please email donate@mtusigeps.com. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Wish to donate your time instead?  Click the button to find out non-monetary ways to help out the brotherhood.

Fostering the Brotherhood

 

In an effort to help recruit and develop the Balanced Men of our brotherhood, we have planned opportunities ranging from member development, programming, recruitment, and other facets of the brotherhood. Our current opportunities that require funding total to a request for $5,160 in donations, and the opportunities are listed below. 

Brotherhood Retreat in the Keweenaw: The brothers are looking to do an overnight retreat in the Keweenaw. While at the retreat, the brothers plan to participate in outdoor activities including camping.  The $250 donation goal will pay for food and other basic supplies. Any additional funds raised would be used to have brothers stay in cabins and rent out equipment such as kayaks or mountain bikes.

     (FUNDS RAISED!! Any additional funds will go to enhancing the activities at the retreat)

Snowshoe Rush and Rush Marketing: The brothers are planning to host a snowshoe rush this winter. Funds raised will be used to cover the cost to rent snowshoes from Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program for 40 people including brothers and potential new members (shoe rentals are $9 per person). We are looking to raise a total of $360.

Additionally, we are looking to raise funds to market the rush event. Advertising has drastically changed from just five years ago, and we want to keep up with the times. We are looking to raise $300 for targeted marketing campaigns using social media platforms including Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. 

     ($182 / 660 currently raised)

Chest Freezer for Winter Carnival Ice Detail: Ice detail is a crucial part of Winter Carnival’s snow sculptures.  Without proper storage, our ice detail is subject to mother nature, and any minor thaw has the potential to ruin a month of hard work. This is our current struggle, and we are looking to raise $500 for a chest freezer.

     ($70 / 500 currently raised)

Reduction of New Member Dues:  New members are currently required to pay $350 for new member dues, which can be a deterrent to potential new members. A donation goal of $1,750 will help halve new member dues for ten new members.

     ($0 / 1750 currently raised)

New Tables and Chairs:  The tables and chairs in the multipurpose room (Mini-MUB) have been around for far too many years.  Currently, we are down to three “good” tables, and the number of good chairs has dwindled as well.  We are looking to purchase six new tables and 50 new chairs. We are assuming $100 per table and $25 per chair, and we are looking to raise $2,000 to purchase these items.

     ($100 / 2000 currently raised)

Housing Fund

As we all know, our house has seen better days even with all of the work we have put into improving the house lately. We have made major improvements, including replacing the flooring on the first floor, the first to second floor stairways, doors and windows, and several other projects. Unfortunately, there are more projects that are needed to be completed to continue improving the house. 

The current project we are focusing our efforts on is the roof. The roof has seen many Houghton winters, and a contractor recently informed us that it only will be able to handle a couple more. We have received quotes for roof replacement, and the estimated cost will be about $40,000. We are targeting the summer of 2020 to replace the roof, and currently have approximately $12,000 raised from the previous LROB campaign.  Our short term goal for the roof is to raise $10,000 during the Spring 2019 semester.

Scholarships

We are hoping to promote our fraternity’s values by rewarding the brothers who most exemplify them the best by providing the scholarships listed below.

Academic Excellence Award Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to the brother with the highest GPA from the previous school year.

The Heart Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to the brother who gives back, has heart, and most exemplifies the cardinal principles of virtue, diligence, and brotherly love. 

Other Scholarships: If you have other ideas for a scholarship, please let us know. 

You can reach us through the contact form below if you are interested in contributing to a scholarship fund.