Four Ways to Give

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National Advisor

There are currently four opportunities for donors to give to Beta Upsilon Chi, Inc.—each of which is tax deductible when given through the National Office. Gifts can be given in many forms, such as with a check or online with a credit/debit card or ACH transfer. These opportunities are created for the purpose of helping our members get the most they can out of their BYX experience, but each opportunity helps in a different way.

General Fund 
Money given to the general fund helps goes towards the operational aspects of the National Office. These gifts help fund the staff, office and administrative growth of the fraternity. These funds are used to better the structure of our organization and the quality of work and resources that our chapters receive. 

Project 40 
Project 40 is a four-year initiative to get young alumni and new donors involved with BYX nationally. This fund helps sponsor and develop new chapter growth! The most asked question in our travels around the country is “Where is BYX going next?” This fund helps to support that growth.

Over the last decade, BYX has more than doubled in number of members and number of chapters. We reviewed our national expenses from chapters we started in 2005 and 2006 for their first five years of existence. The results of our research found that we invested an average of thirty to thirty-five thousand over a four-year period in each new chapter.

We designed Project 40 to meet the ongoing costs of expansion. Project 40 asks 40 alumni and supporters to invest 40 cents a day (just $12 a month) into a specific new chapter over a four-year period. Those forty supporters will generate $23K in funds toward the new chapter.  An additional ten thousand dollars is sought in chapter sponsors with minimum gift being $1,000.  Chapter sponsors are written into the founding documents of the chapter.  In total, Project 40 generates thirty-three thousand in support of the next BYX chapter. 

Designated Gift 
These gifts are given to help specific chapters. They are used to sponsor pledge application fees and membership fees that the chapter is normally responsible for. Once donors give money with a note designated for the chapter, they are passed on to assist the chapter the following semester. 

Scholarship Fund 
The newest opportunity to give is the scholarship fund. This fund acts as a debit account for chapters. When money is deposited in a chapter’s scholarship fund, that money is then available for active members to apply for. These funds help men that otherwise would not be able to be active in BYX due to financial concerns and also relieve the chapter from the responsibility of operating on more limited funds when they operate a scholarship program themselves. The scholarship is only offered to chapters when there is money deposited.

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