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The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises and manages funds to support the educational initiatives of the Fraternity as well as the upkeep and operation of the Levere Memorial Temple. We depend on the generosity of donors to provide educational programs and services to our members. It is our mission to help our brothers Rise Above and become True Gentlemen. We believe in the transformative power of education and the capacity of individuals to better our world through leadership, scholarship, service and friendship.

Will you recommit to Sigma Alpha Epsilon and join our distinguished community of donors?

Ways to Give

Giving to the SAE Foundation is a recommitment to our brotherhood. By donating you are choosing to invest in the future of SAE.

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation holds each of our donors in the highest regard and has established multiple opportunities to allow individuals to determine how they would like to give. On behalf of everyone who benefits from your generosity, thank you for your gift.

Annual Loyalty Fund

All donations to the Annual Loyalty Fund are unrestricted, meaning that the money will go to the area with the greatest need. The Annual Loyalty Fund finances national SAE educational events, scholarships, awards, and your beloved schoolhouse, the Levere Memorial Temple.

Monthly Giving (Phoenix Circle)

Join the Phoenix Circle with a monthly gift of at least $25 and support members both nationally and locally. Donations can be directed 100% to the Annual Loyalty Fund or split 50/50 between the ALF and the restricted fund of your choice.


The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation Scholarships help SAEs pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees. These scholarships are made possible by generous donors.

Chapter Funds

Each chapter has an education fund established with the Foundation for its specific use for educational purposes.

Featured Initiatives


Every SAE has a story, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon wants to hear yours!

We are embarking on a new project, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Oral History Project, to collect the stories of our alumni in their own words. We will preserve these stories in a book that celebrates the impact of Sigma Alpha Epsilon on your life and who you are today.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to collect your stories. PCI will contact SAE members via mail, email, and phone to verify and update contact information. Additionally, PCI will ask if members want to share a story about SAE. For your reference, we have included a list of Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the Oral History Project, please contact the SAE Foundation at or (847) 475-1856.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s legit! We partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to produce an Oral History Publication for SAE Foundation. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, TX, that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for almost 100 years. This project allows SAE Foundation to hear about your personal experiences and how SAE helped shape your lives.

Yes, in a few different ways:

  •  Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage members
  •  Legacy – preserves the history of our organization
  • Revenue – generates donation revenue for member programs
  • Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our organization

PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses, and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law. Upon completion of the project, PCI will redact PII (Personal Identifiable information) from any and all electronic files that we have supplied or were produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Project.

If you received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, call the number to speak with a dedicated representative. The representative will verify the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, then ask you to share your story about your time with SAE. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip will be provided to SAE Foundation at the conclusion of the project.

If you received an email with an embedded link, go to the online website to review your information and submit a story.

When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative if you prefer any of your information be excluded. You can also communicate your preferences to PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 /

You can call back at any time to share your story.

You will receive an email with a link to upload one photo (black and white or color) plus a caption.

If you purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send a physical photo to be printed. Note: The photo will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation Oral History Publication is only available for sale to SAE members.

Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.

Donor Recognition

It is our honor to recognize the amazing community of donors who support the SAE Foundation. It is because of your generosity that we are able to help our brothers Rise Above and become True Gentlemen. We celebrate your commitment to SAE, your belief in the transformative power of education, and the capacity of individuals to better our world through leadership, scholarship, service, and friendship.

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