Missouri Epsilon Announces Capital Campaign to Construct State-of-the-Art Facility

Missouri Epsilon Announces Capital Campaign to Construct State-of-the-Art Facility

May 24, 2012
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Our home at 1107 East Elm has impacted the lives of more than 500 young men who have been initiated into Missouri Epsilon of Phi Delta Theta. It is where we became men. It is a support system that provided lifetime friendships, growing lessons, social opportunities, and simply fond memories. We all gained from our Missouri Epsilon membership. Many of us can say it helped form who we are today.

The Chapter House has served us well. However, time has taken its toll and we must provide our undergraduate men with a safe, comfortable, and up-to-date living facility, we must rebuild. A monumental effort, expense, and sacrifice have allowed us to significantly extend the useful life of 1107 East Elm. We are all excited about this unique time in MoEp’s history and want to share our plans with you now.

$1 Million Needed to Create First-Class Facility

At the advent of this campaign, a small group of alumni studied our long-term housing options and developed a solid strategy to provide a facility that will meet the needs of our undergraduate brothers well into the 21st century. To this end, architect Brian Kubik ’91, consultants, and Phi Delta Theta alumni were engaged to develop a needs assessment, architectural plans, and fundraising goals. These diligent efforts have produced a $1.4 million comprehensive plan to create a first-class residential facility and to ensure the continuity of the legacy that each of us helped build.

Proposed plans for our new home include 11,409 square feet, occupancy and parking for 27, a fire-safety sprinkler system and security features, conveniences of modern technology and wireless Internet access, heating and air conditioning systems, an updated Chapter room, kitchenettes, and plenty of common spaces.

Missouri Epsilon Needs Your Support

Now that the quiet phase of our campaign is complete, early commitments from 73 dedicated Missouri Epsilon alumni and friends total more than $682,000. As we move into the next critical phase of this campaign, we seek support from our entire alumni base to complete this project on time—tentatively August 2013—and on budget.We would also like to thank the 150 brothers, parents, friends, and undergraduates who attended our Founders Day event on April 21. A wonderful time was had by all as we celebrated Missouri Epsilon and announced the news of our capital campaign. Every attendee seemed truly excited about what the future holds for our great fraternity.

As you know, the “To Do What Ought to Be Done…” campaign is not just about securing our future, it is also about honoring our storied past. Thanks to the alumni who came before us, we all had the opportunity to join Missouri Epsilon and be a part of something special. There is little doubt that each of us will forever owe a debt of gratitude for the unique experience and opportunities that the Fraternity provided, not to mention the lifelong friendships that we gained. This campaign presents us with a significant opportunity to give back at a time that matters most.

Yours in the Bond,
Campaign Chairmen
Patrick Zimmerman ’87
Joseph Passanise ’89
Thomas Hartnagel ’90


Richard and Sandy Nieman

Patrick Zimmerman ’87
Joseph Passanise ’89
Thomas Hartnagel ’90

Bill Doran, Missouri Beta ’78
John Mitchell ’85
Kevin Elliott ’85
Tom B. Rankin ’87
Scott D. Austin ’88
Lance Patterson ’88
Dwayne A. Fulk ’89
Greg P. Lauman ’89
Scott W. Hunt ’90
Travis Webb ’91, Treasurer
Eric Westacott ’91
James Brandenburg ’94, Era Co-Chairman
Jason M. Crockett ’95
Jacob Heuser ’96
Matthew J. Raithel ’00
Sean Brinker ’08, Era Co-Chairman

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