Pi Kappa Phi Foundation
Charlotte, North Carolina
1981-1983

 

 

After a short stint working for Governor Bob Graham’s Citizen Assistance Program at the state capitol in Florida, I was recruited to work for the Pi Kappa Phi National Foundation in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was probably the best training ground I could have hoped for. The Executive Director, Durward Owen, was my first mentor and became a life-long friend. I worked on capital fundraising campaigns, educational and leadership programs, and the national philanthropy, PUSH. I developed a talent for marketing and recruitment, helping to charter 17 new chapters around the country.

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Annual holiday card we sent to all of the other national fraternities. Of course, we did not actually have our own jet and limo. It was a publicity stunt to wish our colleagues a prosperous New Year. We were the fastest growing fraternity in the country and found creative ways to let everyone know it.

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Zeta Gamma Chartering, University of North Dakota. This was the last chapter I started for Pi Kappa Phi. I ended up staying there to work for the Center for Innovation.