Foundation Honors Past Chairman Durzo; Announces Committee Leadership Changes

Foundation Board of Governors | Fall 2021 Issue

Following a successful tenure that included service as both Chairman and Vice Chairman, the Sigma Chi Foundation Board of Governors (FBOG) announced the retirement of Significant Sig Joe Durzo, SYRACUSE 1967, effective at the conclusion of the organization’s summer meeting. Durzo, who joined the Foundation board in 2014 and was most recently serving as Chairman of the Foundation’s Development Committee, was unanimously awarded Governor Emeritus status by the FBOG.

“The Foundation Board of Governors is proud to unanimously extend the honor of Governor Emeritus to retiring brother Joe Durzo following a successful and highly accomplished term on our board,” said John Forst, GEORGE WASHINGTON 1984, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Governors. “During his tenure as Chairman, Vice Chairman and head of our development committee, our Foundation achieved record growth in academic scholarships, leadership curriculum and grant support for our undergraduate and graduate Sigma Chi members.”

The Foundation also announced a pair of committee and board leadership changes following Durzo’s retirement.

Significant Sig Kim Caldwell, OREGON 1969, exits the posts of FBOG Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee to become the new Chairman of the Development Committee.

Order of Constantine and Significant Sig Jeff Muir, GEORGIA 1971, inherits the baton from Caldwell in both of his prior roles. Foundation President & CEO Ashley Woods, EAST TENNESSEE 2000, offered that “Brothers Caldwell and Muir have been pivotal members of our board, and we’re delighted to have these brothers undertake new roles as our Foundation continues its important work financially supporting the growth and success of our young Sigma Chi brothers.” Brother Caldwell is retired Executive Vice President of Avery Dennison, a role he served from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. Since his retirement, he has served on the Board of Trustees of the Avery Dennison Foundation and as Chairman of the Volunteers of America, Los Angeles.

Muir is co-founder and Chairman of Fulcrum Equity Partners and its predecessor firm Fulcrum Ventures. A co-founder of Chatham Capital, he also serves Sigma Chi as President of the prestigious Order of Constantine.