Founders’ Day Challenge is an annual fundraiser, held on November 1-2, to support the Lambda Chi Foundation and our Brotherhood.
What does it support? Your gift supports our Brothers through educational conferences, training programs, scholarships, chapter support, and tools to succeed in college and beyond.
Brothers and friends have donated over $2.8 million for the Founders’ Day Challenge since 2021, with investments in active members and chapters of Lambda Chi Alpha totaling more than $2.2 million.
Investments in program areas include:
- $1.3 million for leadership development, including grant funding for the High Alpha Summit, Neville Advisor’s College and the new Stead Leadership College.
- $850K for member development, such as scholarships, new member education through the Ideal Man program, and the new Lambda Chi Academy.
- $150K for research and data analysis to understand the needs of our members.
In order to continue funding the educational initiatives of the Fraternity at 100% and invest in the next generation of members, we are asking alumni and friends to support the Founders' Day Challenge each year.
What makes it a challenge? Brothers will compete as chapter teams and make donations to honor Lambda Chi's impact on their lives.
How do I give? Use the 'Make a Donation' button above to make your gift and select the team / fundraiser you wish to credit.
If you choose a fundraiser connected to a team, your gift will count for both the fundraiser and the team.
Do I have to give online? Not at all! You can give via check, IRA, donor advised fund, stock, crypto, or other method. Let us know by completing this form and we will add your gift amount to the team of your choice!
How can I challenge others to give? When you give, you can notify someone else about your gift and ask them to join you in giving.
- Check the box that says 'Notify someone about this gift'
- Enter their name and email to send them a personal email message automatically when you submit your donation.
You can also sign up as a Challenge Ambassador. Use the 'Become an Ambassador' button above to sign up and choose your team.
What is an Ambassador? Ambassadors support the Challenge by creating a personal fundraiser page, inviting others to get involved and donate to the Challenge as part of a Chapter Team or on their own.
What tools are available for Ambassadors? Access the Founders' Day Challenge Toolkit for helpful resources to successfully promote this day to others!
How can I edit my Ambassador page? Watch this quick video below to learn how to edit your Ambassador or Chapter Team page!