Message for Phi Society Parents

As you may know all the alumni of Phi Society and pre-2000 Phi Delta Theta are part of the Virginia Beta corporation which, through its Board of Trustees, provides advice and support to the undergraduate members of the fraternity. Virginia Beta is the general partner of the partnership (of alumni) which owns the House at One University Circle and oversees the maintenance of the facility. Last year the Board was pleased to underwrite some of the cost of the Phi Parents Formal and will do so next spring as well.  We think parent involvement in the life of Phi Society is important.
The fraternity, established at the University in 1873, has a long and cherished tradition on the Grounds.  Just as generations of undergraduates have joined the fraternity, generations of its alumni have served on the Virginia Beta Board.  It is a well-established fact that at the University alumni involvement in the fraternities is an import element in maintaining the fraternity in good standing within the University community.
Every year we ask the alumni to contribute to either the Phi House Fund or the Phi Educational Endowment Fund.  The former is used for attending to annual maintenance and capital repairs and the latter is used to provide educational assistance.  Both Funds are maintained through the UVA Fund and such gifts are considered contributions to the University.
We hope that you will consider making a gift to either Fund this year online of with the enclosed form.
Please feel free to contact me whenever you have any question about the fraternity. Many thanks for your support of Phi Society.
Sincerely,
Harry R. Marshall, Jr., ‘61
President, Virginia Beta Inc.
301-652-1735
harrymarshall@verizon.net