Impact

Leadership & Education

The primary mission of the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation is to provide financial support for the Leadership and Education programming of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Each year, the Foundation provides more than $100,000 in educational grants to support leadership development programs for our student members.

Pi Kapp College for Chapter Officers

Pi Kappa Phi's Officer Leadership Institute provides officer training to more than 1,300 students annually.

Pi Kapp College

The Fraternity's Emerging Leaders Institute provides intensive leadership development to 60 students each summer.

Scholarships

Each year the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation provides more than $60,000 in direct student aid to Pi Kappa Phi brothers around the country. These scholarships are awarded through a variety of programs.

Pi Kapp Scholars Program

The fraternity's longest running scholarship program recognizes outstanding student leaders across the nation.

International Scholars Program

This program focuses on providing financial support to those who may not otherwise have the chance study abroad.

Memorial & Honorary Scholarships

A number of restricted scholarship funds have been set up to honor Pi Kapp leaders of the past as well as the present.

Chapter Specific Scholarships

Many chapters utilize a portion of their Chapter Investment Fund each year to award scholarships at the local level.

Historic Preservation

Pi Kappa Phi has a rich history, dating all the way back to its founding in 1904. Today, the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation is the entity responsible for both commemorating and preserving the rich history and tradition of our fraternity. This goal is accomplished through several different means.

Gifts to the College of Charleston

Pi Kappa Phi has donated four gifts to the College of Charleston to commemorate our 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th anniversaries. These gifts are still prominent landmarks on the campus of the College of Charleston and are favorite landmarks of all Pi Kapps who make a visit to Charleston, S.C. Most recently, a 40-foot bell tower adorned with plaques bearing the images of our three founders was erected in the fraternity’s honor in front of the College’s library in celebration of Pi Kappa Phi’s 100th anniversary in 2004.

Kelley A. Bergstrom Leadership Center

The Bergstrom Leadership Center is home to the national fraternity staff and administrative offices, but this space also houses a number of historic visits and artifacts. Visitors to the Leadership Center are immediately met with numerous historic displays that commemorate Pi Kappa Phi's leaders of the past or recognize famous Pi Kapps and other engaging historic exhibits. The Foundation is responsible for curating and maintaining each of the smaller exhibits that are found throughout the hallways of the Bergstrom Leadership Center.

Eldred J. Harman Museum

The largest collection of artifacts from the fraternity's history are held in the Harman Museum, located in Pi Kappa Phi's national office. The Foundation is responsible for curating and maintaining this museum and its exhibits. Modeled after homes in Charleston, South Carolina at the turn of the nineteenth century, the Harman Museum helps visitors connect to this important period in Pi Kappa Phi’s history, illuminating the people, stories and events that helped to shape Pi Kappa Phi into the fraternity it is today.

Each year, alumni and their families donate artifacts of historic value to the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation. Some of these items are utilized to update or improve an existing display, while others are held in the Foundation’s archives for use in future exhibits. If you are interested in learning more about the Foundation’s efforts in historic preservation, or to donate items currently in your possession, please contact our staff at foundation@pikapp.org.