Founders' Day Challenge

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Congratulations to the winners of our 2023 Founders’ Day Challenge! View the winners.

Thank you to our donors!

Thank you to the Brothers and friends donated to support our mission to equip and inspire young men to be leaders and philanthropists in the world.

Watch this video to hear messages of gratitude from members who benefit from your support and from our team at the Office of Administration!

Your generous support will help the leaders of tomorrow find their footing today. Thank you for your generosity and celebration of our Brotherhood!

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Correction: our brothers at Wabash College were accidentally omitted from the Mason’s Circle chapter winners list in our results email – our apologies.

Missed Your Chance to Give?

It’s not too late to donate! Help us reach our goal of $1 million to fully fund the educational and leadership programs of the Fraternity!

What Makes It a Challenge?

Lambda Chi Alpha chapters compete annually in November during our award-winning Founders’ Day Challenge, a fundraising event that supports the mission of our Fraternity.

Chapter teams fundraise for most dollars and most donors to honor the impact Lambda Chi Alpha has had on their lives while enjoying a friendly competition!

Chapter teams are divided into three divisions:

  • Purple: Chapters that are dormant or inactive
  • Green: Chapters with 59 or fewer active undergraduates
  • Gold: Chapters with 60 or more active undergraduates

Winners are decided by the top three chapters across three divisions for participation (donors) and impact (dollars) receive special recognition, awards, and bragging rights.

Active chapters that have 100% of their undergraduate members join Mason’s Circle with a gift of $19.09 or more receive special recognition and awards as well.

Challenge Committee

Thank you to the alumni members who have volunteered their time to support the planning of this important campaign!

  • Jim Tothill (South Carolina ’71) – Chair
  • Nick Damiano (Rollins ’16)
  • John Daniels (Drexel ’89)
  • Nick Drago (Oklahoma City ’03)
  • Wesley Hudson – Parent (Non-Member)
  • Noah Dial (Ball State ’22) – Fraternity Staff
  • Steve Lubahn (Iowa State ‘82)
  • Houston Mills (Wabash ’85)
  • Justin Reed (Virginia Commonwealth ’14)
  • Austin ‘Salty’ Lynch (Arkansas ’14)
  • John Schmitt (Eastern Illinois ’76) – Past Chair

Every dollar raised supports Brothers by providing educational conferences, training programs, scholarships, chapter support, and tools to succeed in college and beyond.

Messages from Challenge Donors

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Founders' Day Challenge Historical Results

Introduced in 2016 as the Day of Giving, this annual fundraising event rallies undergraduate members, alumni brothers, and friends of the fraternity in support of Lambda Chi Alpha. Donors contributed more than $2 million in 2022, a generous investment in our current and future Brothers.

Founders' Day Challenge Recognized by Foundation for Fraternal Excellence

Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation was honored with the 2023 Award of Distinction for Best Development Effort in an Annual Campaign. The award recognized our 2022 Founders' Day Challenge raising over $2M for the Fraternity's greatest needs. Thank you to our generous Brothers and friends for helping us have the most successful giving day(s) campaign of all participating fraternal organizations!

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Final Results

2022 Founders' Day Challenge

Join us in 2023 for another exciting competition to celebrate the incredible generosity and legacy of our Brotherhood! Complete the form on this page to sign up!

  • 2,722


  • 230


  • $2.1M