The Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation was established in 1946 through a bequest from Dr. John E. Mason Jr. (Pennsylvania 1913), the spiritual founder of Lambda Chi Alpha. 

The next General Assembly passed a resolution that authorized the Grand High Zeta to establish a trust known as the “John E. Mason Foundation” that was to be operated exclusively for beneficent, charitable, literary, and educational purposes.  

Our Purpose

In 1968, in keeping with the objectives of the Educational Foundation, the name was changed to the “Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation.” And in 1994, the Educational Foundation of Canada was formed to allow Canadian brothers tax relief in recognition of their charitable giving. From this modest beginning, the Educational Foundation has grown to assets of more than $13 million.

Our Commitment

Financial support has provided millions of dollars to strengthen and build Lambda Chi Alpha. Each year, thousands of alumni brothers contribute to the Educational Foundation through the Alumni Loyalty Fund and other designated funds. These gifts help sponsor leadership training, personal development programs, and they also support undergraduate scholarships to assist deserving members of the Fraternity.

Ways to Give

Our People

The Educational Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of distinguished alumni brothers. The Educational Foundation’s Professional Staff is led by Dan Hartmann (Truman State 2007) as President and CEO.

Meet our Team