A new Gallup survey conducted this year with 10,000 college alumni compared the experiences of fraternity and sorority members with non-Greek college graduates. Unsurprisingly, the survey found fraternities are an accelerator for success in college and beyond. Based on the discussions and engagements I’ve had this year, I’d go a step further to surmise ZBT brothers are among the top in personal and professional achievements.
A highlight of 2021 is undoubtedly the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity International Convention in my hometown of Miami. It was incredible to have brothers in-person again and be part of thoughtful discussions between undergraduate and alumni brothers about leadership and management.
During the Convention, the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation announced nearly $150,000 in academic scholarship awards to 58 brothers. This accomplishment is only possible because of our alumni and friends of ZBT who support our mission. Next year, I look forward to awarding even more scholarships, helping deserving brothers, and honoring our alumni.
We’ve been able to share the expertise and unique stories of ZBT alumni through our award-winning program, ZBT Live. If you haven’t tuned in, ZBT Live is a monthly Zoom program featuring differentiated content that’s exclusively by and for our brothers. It’s been a true highlight of 2021 for me, and I hope you’ll join us online to discuss with and hear from fascinating brothers.
As we look ahead into 2022, I’m excited at the many opportunities to impact our brotherhood. With anti-Semitism on the rise and mental health being at the forefront of discussions on campus, I’m hopeful the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation will help fund resources and programs to address these issues. Additionally, a celebration in honor of our remarkable brothers, Denis A. Bovin, Xi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 1969, Jerome A. Chazen, Alpha Kappa (University of Wisconsin) 1947, Zachery S. Banner, Alpha Delta (University of Southern California) 2017, will take place in New York on March 15, 2022, in recognition of their accomplishments. If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of donors. Your gifts help make everything possible. Thank you for your commitment to brotherhood for a lifetime.
Cordially, Fraternally & Sincerely,
Steven E. Gold, Alpha Omega (University of Miami) 2000
Zeta Beta Tau Foundation President