November 4th is Homecoming and it’s Going to be a Corker
Conrad Eberstein, ’65, at a previous Homecoming
You really ought to attend this year’s very SPEcial Homecoming at 4028 Walnut after the Penn-Cornell football game on Saturday, November 4th, because Penn Delta (and you) will be making history.
For the first time in our 119 year history, the chapter will have an honest-to-Ben Franklin scholarship fund, and the first Penn Delta undergraduate will receive a scholarship at our spring, 2024, New York City McCron undergraduate-alumni gathering, in Penn Delta’s 120th year, no less.
Readers of The Delta Penn know that alumnus Doug Roberts, ’83, has endowed a scholarship at the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation in Richmond to honor the memory and life of Doug’s late son, Alex (“ARob”), a student at the University of Pittsburgh, who died of cancer in 2021.
Several alumni have told Doug and his family that they, too, will be making contributions to the SigEp Educational Foundation, earmarked for the Alex Roberts Scholarship Fund.
Further, Pennsylvania Delta Foundation president Brett Danko, ’90, has been informed by undergraduate president Alex Chinea, ’26, that the chapter membership will also be making a collective contribution.
Each of us has the opportunity to attend a truly memorable Penn Delta Homecoming, perhaps as meaningful and as moving as the 2 fall reunions at our former house at 3909 Spruce Street in 1945 and in 1946, after the end of the War, as well as our 50th Anniversary banquet at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel on Broad Street which was attended by Uncle Billy Phillips and Fraternity Grand Secretary Bill Hindman, ’39, who came up from Richmond and University President Gaylord P. Harnwell in 1954.
If anyone may wish to “jump the gun” and send a check to augment the Roberts Scholarship Fund, you may bring a check payable to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, earmarked to the “Roberts Scholarship Fund” with you and hand it right to Doug on November 4th . . . or you may mail it directly to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, 310 South Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond VA 23220.
(To be sure, all gifts to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation are tax-deductible.)
See many of you on Saturday, November 4th at 4028 Walnut, after a victorious Penn-Cornell football game, beginning at about 3 pm, with a brief and joyous dedicatory program to follow at about 4:15, 4:30.
Refreshments and heavy hors d’ouvres will be served and there are rumors afoot that the chapter’s a cappella singers might literally “sing for their supper.” (Don Sontag, ’53, would have loved it.)