About the Foundation
The Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho is a not-for-profit corporation funded by voluntary contributions and investment income. The business purpose of the Foundation is to receive and invest contributed property and to distribute such property to qualifying organizations or persons for charitable, educational or scientific purposes. These charitable, educational and scientific purposes, include, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). Organized in 1965, The Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho operates as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit 501©(3) corporation and public charity under the laws of the State of Illinois. The employer identification number is 36-6158409.
Purpose of the Foundation
To receive money or property by gift, devise or bequest, and to hold, manage, sell, invest and reinvest, use, operate, devote, and expend such money or property and the proceeds, and the income thereof for the study, experimentation, research, and advancement of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and other professions or areas of endeavor related thereto;
- To aid and assist needy and deserving students in their efforts to secure a better education by scholarships, loans and/or grants; and
- To promote and encourage scientific, philosophic and literary endeavor.
Beneficiaries are college students and they are selected based on scholastic and leadership achievement and need.
Currently, the Foundation funds the following programs:
1. Matching funds to Chapters
7. Undergraduate achievement awards
2. Leadership Seminars
8. Leadership assistants
3. 4-H and FFA scholarships
9. Adviser and Housemother awards
4. Grants for educational housing
10. Recruitment schools
5. Chapter scholarship awards
11. Adviser and Housemother training sessions
6. "No Interest" student loans
12. Other educational and leadership programming
In addition, the Educational Foundation owns the Home Office building and leases space to the General Fraternity. At the present time a significant number of alumni donate annually to support the Fraternity. Their contributions vary in size and represent the revenues of the National Fraternity. Because of Alpha Gamma Rho's strong ties with its alumni and the programs provided by the National Fraternity, AGR has been one of the leaders among fraternities in the amount of support received from alumni. All Brothers are encouraged to support the work of the Foundation by making tax deductible contributions, donating assets, assigning life insurance or naming the Foundation in their will.
For more information:
Grant Bargfrede, Senior Director of Operations
10101 N Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64153
Cell Phone: 515-783-4188
Office Phone: 816-891-9200 ext. 120
Email: [email protected]