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20 Under 40

Each year, the SAE Foundation recognizes young alumni who are excelling in their fields and changing their communities for the better on the 20 Under 40 Successful Alumni List. Individuals are nominated and complete an application for consideration. Evaluators score applicants on professional achievements, community involvement, and leadership.

If you know a young alumnus deserving of recognition for next year’s 20 Under 40 List, please click here. Individuals must be alumni members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, in good standing with the Fraternity, and under 40 years old by March 31, 2025. Individuals who made previous SAE 20 Under 40 Successful Alumni Lists are not eligible.

2024 SAE 20 Under 40 Successful Alumni

2023 SAE 20 Under 40 Successful Alumni

2022 SAE 20 Under 40 Successful Alumni

2021 SAE 20 Under 40 Successful Alumni

Career Connect

Supported by the SAE Foundation, ΣΑΕ Career Connect is a set of initiatives and resources tapping into Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national network of Brothers with over 251,000 living alumni and 12,500 collegians. ΣΑΕ Career Connect includes the True Gentleman Mentor Program, the ΣΑΕ Job Board, the TG Talk podcast, and the Backpack to Briefcase transitional leadership, post-graduation readiness series. Click here for more information about ΣΑΕ Career Connect.

Giving Tuesday Challenge – December 2024

The 4th Annual Interfraternal Giving Tuesday Challenge is Tuesday, December 3, 2024.

The annual Interfraternal Giving Tuesday Challenge is a friendly competition between Sigma Alpha Epsilon and other Greek organizations to see who can raise the most money for their Annual Funds.

Giving Tuesday is the single largest “giving day” for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation.

In 2023, SAE competed against seven other organizations in the third-annual Interfraternal Giving Tuesday Challenge.

SAE needs your help to break 2023’s one-day giving record, claim this year’s title for the most dollars raised, and win back the cup!

No gift is too small, and every dollar makes a tremendous difference. Your support helps ensure SAE’s place as a leader in the Greek-life experience, advancing our members’ highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership, and service throughout life.

Click here to read the 2023 Giving Tuesday Recap and look out for more information on how to contribute this fall!

Impact Award

The SAE Foundation Impact Award aims to inspire a culture of mentoring and encourage the recognition of mentors as vital catalysts for personal and professional growth. For more information and to nominate a brother for this award, click here. 

March to the Madness – February 2025

Congratulations, Oklahoma, 2024 March to the Madness Champions! The 7th Annual March to the Madness Tournament begins on February 25, 2025.

March to the Madness is a multi-week, bracket-style fundraiser modeled after the NCAA March Madness Tournament. SAE Chapters compete to see who can raise the most money in their match-up each round.

The weekly rounds take place between February and April from 9:00AM to 9:00PM Central Time. All donations raised benefit the Annual Loyalty Fund, which supports leadership development, educational programming, professional development opportunities, and scholarships, as well as the upkeep and operations of the Levere Memorial Temple.

Additionally, winning Chapters are awarded a percentage of the money they raise to their Chapter Education Fund. Chapter Education Funds are chapter-specific funds that provide a wide array of educational support to a chapter, including academic scholarships and tuition for national Sigma Alpha Epsilon educational programs.  

The key a Chapter’s success in March to the Madness is a Team Captain. Captains are leaders who encourage their fellow Brothers to participate in the challenge. Being a Captain is an easy task, and we will help you by providing contact information, strategies, and tips to be successful.

Volunteer to be a Captain, join in on the friendly competition, and reconnect with Brothers you haven’t spoken to in years. Click here to sign up now!


The Virtual Silent Auction is held online in June and benefits the Annual Loyalty Fund.

Please consider donating an item or experience. Donors of items will receive an in-kind donation towards their lifetime giving of the market value for the items donated.

Suggested Ideas:
  • Concert or sports tickets
  • Golf packages
  • Vacation packages
  • SAE historical or celebrity items
  • Gift baskets representing different chapters or regions
  • Autographed sports or entertainment memorabilia

If you would like to donate, please click here and provide information regarding the item(s) or experience(s) you are donating. For more information or to discuss potential auction items, please contact us at or 847-424-3025.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Topgolf Tournament – May 2025

SAE Topgolf Tournament of Champions

The Topgolf Tournament of Champions is a national tournament that matches SAE alumni associations from various cities against each other. Scores are shared across all participating locations with prizes given to the best and worst score at each site and across the country, as well as the overall winning team. No prior golf experience is necessary and any skill level has a chance to win!

Stay tuned for details about the 3rd annual Topgolf Tournament in May 2025!