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PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY SPONSORS THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LEADING CHANGE FROM THE FRONT LINES
Greetings Brothers in Sigma!
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is proud to serve as a sponsor of The John Lewis Documentary Project, a story of our own Sigma Brother John E. Lewis. This is the first of two major fund raising campaigns, along with The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History & Culture, that the Fraternity is excited to support.
John Lewis’ life as a preeminent and highly influential Civil Rights activist, Congressional leader and international icon of human rights has never before been captured on film. Bro. Lewis is acknowledged by historians as having been a major force for positive change over the past half century.
I, along with your entire servant leadership team, request that EVERY Phi Beta Sigma Chapter join our campaign to raise $250,000 for this worthwhile project. We are asking you to sponsor a fundraiser of your choice or take a vote to appropriate dollars from your chapter budget. September 30th is the deadline for raising these funds. I know it is a tight timeline. However, I also know that the Men of Sigma are more than capable of achieving the goal! The General Board has approved an initial donation of $50,000. This leaves our 650 chapters to raise $200,000 to get to the finish line!
WHY DOES THIS DOCUMENTARY MATTER SO MUCH?
Bro. Lewis personifies the courage and willingness to sacrifice what characterized those who challenged the Jim Crow South and overcame desegregation. Their non-violent heroism transformed the nation and provided a model that motivates freedom seekers throughout the world. As an American icon and a Sigma Man, this documentary must be completed and displayed proudly in every home where equality is celebrated.
Finally, we will host a special reception at the 2017 Conclave for the leadership of every chapter that participated in this fundraiser. I personally look forward to thank you at that time!
SIGMA CHAPTERS GET READY TO SUPPORT! PLAN YOUR FUND RAISERS NOW!
Phi Beta Sigma chapters throughout the fraternity’s seven regions have responded to the call for action. We MUST assure the completion of this great story!
After completing your chapter’s successful fundraiser, follow these easy donation steps:
CHAPTER DONATING THROUGH BLUPRINT
- 1. The Chapter Administrator log into the BluPrint Member Portal*
- 2. Select the “GIVE NOW” Button
- 3. Select “THE JOHN LEWIS DOCUMENTARY PROJECT” in the dropdown menu.
- 4. Complete the donation amount
- 5. Under MY DETAILS make sure the CHAPTER’S NAME is keyed into the box under “Name(s) I would like to be recognized for this gift;”
- 6. Complete the Payment Details, then SUBMIT DONATION.
CHAPTER DONATING THROUGH INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
- 1. Download the Chapter Donation Form
- 2. Complete the Chapter Donation Form and send to:
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The John Lewis Documentary Project
Attn: Finance Department
145 Kennedy Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
- 3. Finance department deposits into CONTRIBUTIONS ACCOUNT
- 4. Donation check made payable to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Please be sure to send news of your chapter’s fundraiser to firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com. All chapter events will be featured on the international website and the Weekly Update.
Stay tuned to your Weekly Update for upcoming information on special incentives!