Gamma Chi Education Foundation

The Gamma Chi Education Foundation was created in 2014 to promote, support and pursue scholastic endeavors to benefit our Undergraduate Chapter, our Actives and Alumni at the University of Maryland.

The Foundation was endowed with the proceeds from the sale of the 4600 Norwich Road property to the University, as well as a very generous bequest from the estate of Jack Stringer ’57.


The Foundation has various programs and initiatives that have been created and are on-going:

  • endowing the Undergraduate Chapter’s annual involvement in the Fraternity’s Thomas Cowan Bell program, so that our Actives can participate fully in the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop; the Horizons Leadership Summit and a $1000 annual academic scholarship granted by Sigma Chi; and
  • endowing the Chapter’s Bell Cup awards based on the Chapter’s Bell Cup competition each semester among all the Actives, whereby a draft is held among the Actives to create 8-9 teams of ten Actives each with a cash award to the team with the highest average GPA for that semester, as well as having their names engraved in the Bell Cup displayed in our trophy case; and
  • endowing a pledge scholarship for the 2-3 pledges each semester with the highest GPAs (minimum of a 3.6 GPA).
  • The Foundation and The Center for Social Value Creation within the Smith School of Business are co-sponsoring a three-credit course – BMGT468G. The course offers students an opportunity to learn about how they can make the world a better place by driving positive social and environmental change through business. Students leave consulting engagement or venture experience and a deep understanding of how to affect issues of social and environmental importance.


The Education Foundation Board of Directors are the following Gamma Chi Alumni:

  • Tom Burton ’84 President
  • John Hallock ’15 Treasurer
  • John Boyle ’75
  • Jeff Hines ’81
  • Ben Keiser ’97
  • Tom Parsons ’93
  • Rob Pichard ’11
  • Greg Schaub ’82
  • Scott Werber ’86