Events included inaugural leadership forum, auction, golf tournament, revamped Significant Sig ceremony
The Foundation kicked off Grand Chapter week for local Sigs and early arriving attendees with a special Wednesday night bourbon, craft beer and cigar social and fundraiser, In Hoc Toast and Smoke, at the Old Town Scottsdale venue Rockbar, owned by alum Alex Mundy, ARIZONA STATE 1999.
More than 60 alumni and sweethearts attended the rooftop event, raising funds towards the newly-launched Grand Canyon Provincial Scholarship Fund. Attendees a premium Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbon flight led by local Sazerac rep Justin Soto, ARIZONA STATE 2012, a flight of craft beers from the local Four Peaks Brewing Company, co-founded by Significant Sig Jim Scussel, WISCONSIN-MADISON 1989, and the debut of the Sigma Chi Foundation inspired cigar “Constantine” from alum Jeff Borysiewicz, CENTRAL FLORIDA 1990, and the Orlando-based Corona Cigar Co.
Thursday afternoon, the Foundation announced its partnership with Dallas-based Beyond Publishing and the creation of the Sigma Chi Foundation Press during the inaugural Transformational Leaders in Business forum.
Headlined by a keynote speech from 64th Grand Consul and former Under Secretary of State Keith Krach, PURDUE 1979, the event gave full package attendees an opportunity to gain insight from a quartet of Significant Sigs also including William McGinley, CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES 1991, former
assistant to President Donald Trump and White House Cabinet Secretary; Arizona real estate developer and philanthropist Tom Lewis, KENTUCKY 1971; and Brandon Chaney, INDIANA 1993, proprietor and CEO of Fairwinds Estate Winery and In Hoc Napa Valley.
For the first time since the award’s inception, the more than 70 in-person recipients of the Significant Sig award from the 2020 and 2021 classes were honored by Sigma Chi in an exclusive awards show- style format helmed by the Foundation.
The event headlined a memorable weekend for awardees, who also engaged in a closed-door round- table session to discuss their Sigma Chi experiences and were treated, alongside guests, to a reception sponsored by Order of Constantine and Significant Sig Bob Georges, FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1973.