Greek Fraternity Endows Scholarship with Milestone Gift

Posted Sep 16, 2020

Lambda Gamma Epsilon fraternity endowed a $80,000 scholarship during the STAND campaign, the largest gift made by any Greek organization in Otterbein’s history.

With this gift, a scholarship will be awarded each year to a fraternity brother who exemplifies the values of the organization and demonstrates financial need. Efforts were coordinated by chapter alumni members including Russell Beitzel ’96, Charles Ernst ’73 and Mike Wasylik ’74 and past president of the chapter, Brandon Moss ’05. The gift amount was collected over time by various constituents of the Lambda Gamma Epsilon Housing Association with the intent of improving the chapter’s standing. A housing focus was deferred in favor of establishing a scholarship endowment and the Housing Association will dissolve with the Kings Alumni Association as its successor.

“This was an extremely thoughtful and useful investment of the Kingsmen,” said Bob Gatti, vice president for student affairs and dean of students (now retired). “We’re enthusiastic to work with other Greek organizations who might also see the value in establishing endowments toward the future of their chapters that can impact the campaign.”