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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1,800 students annually through 10 officer tracks. These student leaders gain essential knowledge to succeed in their specific chapter leadership role.
Pi Kapp College for Emerging Leaders
The Fraternity's Emerging Leaders institute provides intensive leadership development to 60 students each summer. This six-day immersive experience empowers students to create the ideal chapter through skills assessments, teamwork, and problem solving activities.
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.
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.