Ways to Give

Giving to Lambda Chi Alpha means that you are shaping the lives of our future brothers, providing them with opportunities and resources to make a lasting impact.

Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit 501c3 organization (EIN 13-6266432) and charitable contributions are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes in accordance with applicable law.

There are many ways that a gift can be given, each providing valuable benefits to Lambda Chi Alpha and the donor as well.

Gifts of Cash

Gifts of cash remain a valuable and viable source of donations to the Foundation. These gifts provide tangible resources to help further the mission of Lambda Chi Alpha and can be made through a variety of methods.

Credit Card & Digital Wallets

You have the ability to make an immediate impact by making a cash gift using your credit card, bank transfer, Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal or Venmo.

Through our online giving process, you have the ability to make a single gift, or schedule a recurring gift monthly, quarterly, or yearly.

Please email foundation@lambdachi.org or call (317) 803-7357 with questions.


Mail your check made payable to the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation to the following address:

10 W. Carmel Dr., Suite 220, Carmel, Indiana 46032


Call the Foundation at (317) 803-7357 to give by phone or discuss your giving options!

Donor Advised Fund

With a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF), donors receive immediate tax benefits after making contributions to the fund, but can support nonprofits at their convenience, over time.

When directing your gift through your DAF sponsor, please provide the following information:

Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, Inc.
10 West Carmel Drive, Suite 220, Carmel, Indiana 46032

EIN / Federal Tax ID: 136266432

Donor Advised Fund Lookup

Bank or Wire Transfer 

Call the Foundation at (317) 803-7357 to get instructions on how to give by bank or wire transfer.

Matching Gifts

Through corporate gift matching, your impact could be doubled or even tripled. Learn more by searching our database of companies with matching gift programs.

COnsult with our Team

Would you like to discuss your giving options? Want to learn more about how you can become involved with our mission to impact our undergraduate Brothers?

Contact our team to schedule a call or meeting.

Gifts of Assets

Did you know that there are many ways to support the Foundation besides writing a check?

Many people like to leave a gift to charity in their will or through other assets because they care about causes that are important in their lives, and the impact can be powerful, no matter the size of the gift.

With a little planning, you can make a gift in your will or through other financial tools to the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, creating a lasting legacy in support of your future Brothers.

Wills, Bequests & Gifts in Trust

Bequests are made by designating the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation in a will or revocable trust.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts

Like charitable remainder unitrusts, donors can establish charitable remainder annuity trusts using cash or assets (if appreciated, assets will be sold tax-free) and receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction. These trusts are then invested and pay fixed income to you or any other number of beneficiaries based on life, lives, or a term of up to 20 years.

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

Donors may choose to transfer cash or assets to fund a charitable remainder unitrust to avoid capital gains and receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction. These trusts can generate income for you and the Educational Foundation for life, for a term up to 20 year or life plus a term up to 20 years.


Donors may choose to donate cryptocurrency directly to the Educational Foundation. Cryptocurrency is classified by the IRS as property for tax purposes, making it a more tax efficient way to support Lambda Chi Alpha.

When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return.

Use this donation form to make a donation of cryptocurrency.

Life Insurance 

Similar to a bequest, donors may also choose to designate the Educational Foundation as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary of their life insurance policy.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are 72 or older, you can give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA, allowing you to exclude the amount of your required minimum distribution (RMD) from your income, even if you don’t itemize your taxes each year.

Use this form to request a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA administrator.

Retirement Plan Assets

Supporters may also give all or part of their retirement assets (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension, etc.) which may otherwise be taxed at greater rates if left to other beneficiaries. By designating the Educational Foundation as the beneficiary on their retirement assets, donors can reduce their tax burden and share a larger portion with family and loved ones.

Securities, STocks & Mutual Funds

Appreciated securities can be given to the Educational Foundation. They can offer income tax deduction benefits as well as savings on capital gains.

To transfer a gift of stock, please provide your broker with the following information:

Vanguard Brokerage Services at DTC #0062
Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, Inc.
Transfer Account: #83748457

Other Non-Cash Assets

Donating non-cash assets like personal property (art, jewelry, collections, etc.) and real estate (including land) can provide significant tax benefits for the appraised value while advancing our mission.

Other non-traditional investments, such as partnership interests, can donated after review and advice of legal counsel and upon approval of the Foundation Board of Directors.

Please contact Dan Hartmann, President & CEO of the Educational Foundation, for additional information. 

Your Values. Your Legacy.


After he authored Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity’s ritual, Dr. John E. “Jack” Mason Jr. (Pennsylvania 1913), our spiritual founder, went on to serve as an educator in his home state until his passing in 1946.

In his will, Brother Mason left a gift to Lambda Chi Alpha worth $2,500 to benefit current and future Brothers joining the Fraternity. The next General Assembly passed a resolution that established a trust known then as the John E. Mason Foundation that was to be operated exclusively for beneficent, charitable, literary, and educational purposes.

In 1968, the trust became the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, and from its humble start, has grown to assets of more than $13 million and supports thousands of Brothers every year by funding the Fraternity’s programs and conferences, as well as direct support in the form of academic scholarships, housing grants and emergency aid for those facing a crisis.

Lambda Chi Alpha is the only international social fraternal organization with an affiliated non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that was directly established by one of its most important founding members. Our legacy is rooted in our history.

If you would like to discuss your philanthropic journey, have questions about making a planned gift, or have remembered Lambda Chi Alpha in your estate plans, please contact Foundation Vice President Nick Bratvold (South Dakota ’16) at nbratvold@lambdachi.org or (605) 553-4497.