Giving Levels

Giving levels are broken up into either cumulative giving or annual giving levels. These levels represent your commitment to the TKE Educational Foundation.

Cumulative Giving Levels

Cumulative Giving Club LevelsAmount
Golden Eagle Society$1,000,000 or more
Knights of a Lasting Legacy$500,000 - $999,999
Society of 1899$250,000 - $499,999
Grand Prytanis' Circle$100,000 - $249,000
Presidents Circle$50,000 - $99,999
Leaders Society$25,000 - $49,999
Scholars Society$10,000 - $24,999
Triangle Society$5,000 - $9,999
Founders Society$2,500 - $4,999
Opportunity Out of Defeat Club$1,000 - $2,499
Grand Council Society$500 - $999

Annual Giving Levels

Annual Giving Club LevelsAmount
Fraternity for Life Club$2,500 or more
Grand Prytanis Club$1,000 - $2,499
Founders Club$500 - $999
Apollo Club$250 - $499
Triangle Club$100 - $249
Fraters Club$50 - $99

Giving Clubs

Giving clubs are based on a 5-year signed commitment for Business Council or Ambassadors. Knights of Strength is based on having a recurring gift of at least $10/mo for a 12 month period.

Business Council

The TKE Educational Foundation Business Council is comprised of volunteers who work to further the Foundation’s efforts to build Better Men for a Better World. Business Council members support the Board of Directors activities, Foundation-sponsored programs, and annual fundraising campaigns.

Members of the TEF Business Council sign a 5-year $15,000 pledge, committing to donate $3,000 a year or $250 per month to further our efforts to build Better Men for a Better World. Business Council members receive a lapel pin and are listed in the Foundation’s Annual Report; those in the Business Council are also welcome to attend meetings of the TKE Educational Foundation Board of Directors. They are also subscribed to the TEF Insider, the Foundation’s e-newsletter featuring information about upcoming programs and updates on annual fundraising campaigns.


The criteria for becoming a Foundation Ambassador are

  • an enthusiasm for TKE and belief in the mission of the TKE Educational Foundation,
  • a desire to communicate with other members ways of engagement and opportunities for support,
  • are willing to give back so that others can benefit from the efforts of the Foundation.

Membership as a Foundation Ambassador is open to anyone who chooses to play a role in advancing the Foundation and willingly shares their treasure to support its efforts. For more information about how to become a Foundation Ambassador, contact the TKE Educational Foundation.

The Foundation Ambassadors sign a 5-year $5,000 pledge, committing to donate $1,000 a year or $83.33 per month, for quality leadership and scholarship programs for our undergraduate Fraters. Members receive a lapel pin and are subscribed to the TEF Insider, an e-newsletter with more information about our upcoming programs and annual fundraising campaigns.

Knights of Strength

Knights of Strength is a giving club to encourage monthly donations to the Foundation. To join, simply make a commitment to give an equal amount each month – of $10 or more – for one year. By doing so, you will make a significant impact on the future of our Fraternity. You can sign up at

Business Council
Anthony F Clemens - Alexandria, VA
Brian L. Bates - Atlanta, GA
Edward L. Bartlett, III - Mount Vernon, WA
Gary Michael Lazor - South Bend, IN
Jason B. Blank - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mike K. Nicholls - Tampa, FL
Mr. Ansel E. Young - Grapevine, TX
Mr. John E. Oglesby - Oklahoma City, OK
Mr. Steven L. Payne - Fairfax, VA
Paul C. Aspinwall - Madison, WI
Raymond Challis - Woodstock, GA
Robert D. Planck - Houston, TX
SFC James Christopher Upton - Lemont Furnace, PA
Ted W. Bereswill - Houston, TX
Abe Merle Webber - Greenville, SC
Alvin F. Walker Jr. - Chicago, IL
Chris H. Niles - Carlisle, PA
Christopher Kim - Sioux City, IA
David R. Wallace - Charlotte, NC
Dr. Rene Cintron Ph.D. - Mandeville, LA
Erik L. Glenn - Parker, CO
Felix Bishop CFC - Memphis, TN
H Scott Apley - Dickinson, TX
J D Dennard Davis - Conroe, TX
John A. Reagan - Atlanta, GA
John K. Fabsits - Cleveland, OH
Larry King - Minneapolis, MN
Louie A. Correa, CAE - Midlothian, VA
Marion B. Glover, Jr. - Atlanta, GA
Martin Guerra - Homestead, FL
Michael Derrick Steele - Clemson, SC
Michael E. Sutton - Largo, FL
Mr. Rob William Jefferis - Delaware, OH
Mr. Steven L. Payne - Fairfax, VA
Mr. Tripp R. Warren III - Homewood, AL
Rob J. Guarini - Lindenhurst, NY
Robert G. Pollokoff - Stevenson, MD
Ted W. Bereswill - Houston, TX
Thomas Michael Zais - Southlake , TX
William R. Bruns, III - Makanda, IL
Knights of Strength
Aaron C. Dunn, CFC - Williston, ND
Adam Wayne Nicely - Missouri City, TX
Alex D. Baker - Brownsburg, IN
Alex Swenson - Camby, IN
Anthony S. Shifflett - Manassas, VA
Aulton D. Smith, II - Ronceverte, WV
Brian M. Bosarge - Covington, LA
Brian Steven Mochrie - Valatie, NY
Bruce E. Carlson, CFC - Saint Paul, MN
Bryan Matthew Dunn - Saint Louis, MO
Caleb Smith - Raleigh, NC
Charles W. Little - Miami, FL
Chris D. Craft - Wichita Falls, TX
Chris R. Leemon - Menomonee Falls, WI
Chuck D. Frechin - Indianapolis, IN
Craig C. Roberts - Knoxville, MD
Curtis M. Howard - Milton, GA
Daniel C. Pelletier - Sterling, VA
Dave M. Lefcourt - Bradford, MA
David Anthony Wittig - Neenah, WI
Donnie E. Aldrich - Avon, IN
Doug J. Butler - Kennesaw, GA
Dr. Chris Mark Blais MD - Metairie, LA
Dr. David Cerbone - West Islip, NY
Dr. Reg E. Rogers Jr - West Henrietta, NY
Duane B. Mancill - Vancouver , WA
Einar D. Manki - APO, AE
Elmer R. Smith - Roswell, GA
Favian Velasco - Inglewood, CA
Forrest P. Schnobrich - Casey, IA
George J. Angelos - Ladera Ranch, CA
Gregory A. Roskopf - Brownsburg, IN
Hervey A. Hotchkiss - Tucson, AZ
James L. Totten - Alexandria, VA
Jared R. Tice - Wilson, NC
Jay A. Spoto - Grand Rapids, MI
Jeffrey Patrick Morlier - Mandeville, LA
Jerry Campos Jr - Miami, FL
Jim Albert Ryser - Salisbury, NC
Jonathan G. Post - Ira, MI
Joseph M. Rugger, CPA, CGMA - Frisco, TX
Jr. Bryan Gaudet Jr - Berwick, LA
Justin H. Brown - Herndon, VA
Kevin K. Kasky - Irving, TX
Kyle A. Erdman - Fircrest, WA
Lance Millican - Saint Charles, MO
Lee E. Lemos - Greenacres, FL
Lou E. Hoffman, LTC (Ret.) - Tampa, FL
LtCol Jon G. Tankersley - Newcastle, OK
Mark A. Auclair - Carrollton, GA
Mark M. Yeung - Los Angeles, CA
Matthew A. Hoag - Urbandale, IA
Michael A. Pasich - Manassas, VA
Michael C. Russell - Derry, NH
Michael D. Goeldi - McFarland, WI
Michael G. Beals - Waukee, IA
Michael John Cerussi - Atlanta, GA
Mike J. McEvilly - Spring, TX
Mike L. Peck - Huntersville, NC
Nathan E. Lehman - Carmel, IN
Patrick J. McElroy - Coatesville, PA
Phillip G. Kallas - Stevens Point, WI
Richard L. Hollis - Santa Ynez, CA
Robert T. Rigler - Richmond, VA
Robert X. Arriaga Carbajal - Houston, TX
Ryan A. Elam - Lee's Summit, MO
Santos Lara Jr - Indianapolis, IN
Steven A. Ramos - McCordsville, IN
Steven R. Strathmann - Loveland, OH
Steven W. Anderson - Carnegie, OK
Stewart C. Darling - Louisville, KY
Todd Farmer CFC - Indianapolis, IN
Tom O'Rourke - Menomonee Falls, WI
Tommy C. Miles - Marietta, GA
Travis S Floyd - Fairfax, VA
William D. Pearson - Brooklyn, NY
William M. Christian, USMCR(Ret.) - Washington, DC

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