/ frequently asked questions about giving to the sigma chi foundation /

what is the annual fund?

The Annual Fund consists of unrestricted gifts made during a single fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Gifts to Annual Fund will help the Foundation reach its goal of expanding leadership and scholarship programming to your chapter and every Sigma Chi chapter in North America. Thanks to contributions from our brothers, the Sigma Chi Foundation will provide approximately $10,000 in support to every undergraduate chapter this year.

how is my gift used?

Gifts to the Sigma Chi Foundation Annual Fund provide funding for our scholarships and leadership programming to benefit our undergraduates. 

how is this gift processed?

Your gift is processed immediately, and you are sent a gift receipt via email. Your account will be debited as soon as the funds are approved. If you select to give a recurring gift through our automated withdrawal options, your account will be charged according to the option you selected.

does 100 percent of my gift go toward sigma chi

Yes, 100 percent of your donation goes directly to Sigma Chi. Your gift will allow Sigma Chi to continue to fund our scholarships, and leadership programs. View our Web site to discover what Sigma Chi offers.

what about matching gifts?

The Sigma Chi Foundation is eligible for all company matched gifts made to 501 (c) (3) foundations. Please check with your employer to see if you can double the size of your gift!

is there a minimum donation amount?

Sigma Chi accepts gifts of any amount, but for the sake of processing, we ask that all online gifts are at least $5 or more.

how can i suspend a monthly/quarterly/annual automatic gift?

If you previously selected to have a gift automatically withdrawn from an account and wish to cancel that option, please e-mail or call 847-869-3655 to speak with the Annual Fund Director. Please allow 2-3 weeks for automatic withdrawals to cancel.

can i mail or call to make a gift?

You can donate by calling the Sigma Chi Foundation at (847) 869-3655. You can also mail a gift to:

Sigma Chi Foundation
Annual Fund Contribution
1714 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

what are my payment options?

You can donate using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. You can also use a check, cash, or securities. To learn more please go to Foundation Annual Fund.

are my donations 100% tax deductible?

Yes. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-exempt to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Sigma Chi Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Our federal tax ID number is 36-2208386. You can view our IRS Form 990 and other financial information atwww.guidestar.com.

are online donations safe and secure?

The Sigma Chi Web site security is provided by Verisign, a recognized authentication and encryption service. The site becomes locked while you are giving us your credit card information and unlocks only when you leave the secured area, and your credit card number is “encrypted” so it is unreadable to anyone outside the transaction process. For more information, please read our Privacy & Security Statement.

will i receive a confirmation that my donation has been received?

Once your donation has been processed, Sigma Chi will notify you via e-mail with an electronic receipt, which is approved as an official receipt for tax purposes by the Internal Revenue Service. If you would like a receipt mailed to you, please contact us at annualfund@sigmachi.org.

will you release my name or account information to other parties?

The Sigma Chi Foundation guarantees that we will not sell, rent, or trade your personal information to anyone. Please read more in our Privacy & Security Statement.