How To Give

Gladfelter Circle & Gladfelter Circle with Distinction

Originally established in 2001, the Gladfelter Circle pays tribute to Carl J. Gladfelter, Alpha-Tau 1933, who guided the Fraternity and the Trust through a period of vigorous growth during his four years as Grand Alpha and his fifteen-year tenure as National Director. This society recognizes those individuals dedicated to making a positive, lasting impact on our Brotherhood with a gift of $2,000 or more.

When joining the Gladfelter Circle, donors are making a commitment to support Chi Phi Brothers across the nation and play a vital role in our continued success.

Donors who generously support the Chi Phi Educational Trust with a fiscal year gift of $2,000 – $4,999 are recognized as Gladfelter Circle Donors and those that donate $5,000 or more in a fiscal year are recognized as a member of the Gladfelter Circle with Distinction.

The Men of 1824

The Men of 1824 is the Chi Phi Educational Trust’s prestigious giving society for undergraduates and young alumni (graduates within the last five years). This program allows for our youngest members to not only create a lasting legacy, but to also receive additional leadership and networking opportunities.

For a $25 minimum donation (per year), Brothers will receive a custom designed lapel pin, recognition in the Chi Phi Chakett magazine, as well as an invitation to join the Men of 1824 Council. This Council will assist in developing Chapter incentives, serve as a liaison between Chapters and the Educational Trust, engage with Trust Leadership, participate in our monthly Networking Series, and join our mentoring program.

Men who join the Men of 1824 from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024 will receive this custom lapel pin!

MacLean Legacy Society

As Chi Phi has had an impact on your life since college, so can your life have an impact on Chi Phi through a planned gift and members in our MacLean Legacy Society. Planned giving is the pathway for Brothers to take that ensures the continuous growth of the Chi Phi Educational Trust. A planned gift provides members the opportunity to make financial plans that include several options that are mutually beneficial.

Benefits of Planned Giving:

  • Minimize gift and estate taxes
  • Minimize or even eliminate capital gains tax
  • Diversity assets without incurring capital gains tax
  • Maximize charitable deductions
  • Maximize effectiveness of your gift

For more information on how to leave a lasting legacy, contact Laura Landry, Executive Director, at or 404-231-1824

Did you know? Even a gift in your will of 1% of your estate can make a difference!