Pi Kappa Phi Foundation
Charlotte, North Carolina
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.
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.
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.