ATΩ Capital Campaign Overview
In 2016, the Delta Chapter formally launched a renewed and expanded capital campaign to renovate and improve the Chapter House at 125 Chancellor Street. Our Chapter has come a long way since the 1994 refounding, and now is the time to plan for the next chapter in Delta’s history.
Our house at 125 Chancellor Street has proven to be an excellent location for the chapter: it’s located in the heart of the Greek community, has the shortest commute to Grounds of any fraternity at UVA, and is situated very close to local area amenities such as student housing and The Corner. However, the existing house structure is nearly 120 years old and in need of a major overhaul to secure ATΩ’s presence at UVA for future generations of students.
Redevelopment Plan and Construction Progress
After 6 years of fundraising success and over a decade of planning, on June 1, 2022, we officially broke ground on the redevelopment of 125 Chancellor Street! The interior will be completely refinished and modernized, and the new addition will expand the house from 3,550 sf to 5,500 sf, with capacity for 16 in-house Brothers. 125 Chancellor’s redevelopment will include:
- A full gut renovation of the existing house structure, including new floors, walls, ceilings, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and sprinkler system
- Expansion of the house footprint to include a new Great Room, basement, kitchen, and wrap-around back patio
- Reconfiguration of the 2nd floor bedrooms to allow for additional occupancy
- Adding a 2nd floor gang style bathroom
- Adding a 3rd story President’s Suite bedroom and lounge
- Demolition of the “shack” and expansion of the parking lot
- Recladding and repainting the exterior façade
- New landscaping and vegetation
We expect construction to wrap up in Spring 2023, with the Active Chapter retaking occupancy in Fall 2023. Keep an eye out for further updates as the construction progresses, and please visit the Construction Gallery for pictures on the current progress. Below are several renderings and floor plans that reflect the house footprint after the new additions:
Donations, Pledges, and Donor Recognition
We encourage all alumni to donate or pledge any amount they feel comfortable giving. All donors will be listed annually in the Delta Dispatch, but in addition, we want to recognize donors who are consistently generous over time. Every alumnus that donates at least $5,000 cumulatively to this campaign (can be spread out over multiple years) will have their college portrait featured on a cross-generational “Rebuilders’ Composite” which will be installed in the new Great Room. If you’re interested in adding your picture to the wall, it’s not too late! Even a $5k-in-5 years pledge that you start funding before March 2023 – perhaps through monthly recurring donations of $83.34 – is enough to secure your spot.
Another way to create a lasting legacy at the new house is through room sponsorships. There are 4 remaining bedroom sponsorships for $20,000 each. Several common spaces are also available. The Blue Room, which will hold the main bar in the new house, could be yours for $50,000. The West Wing and East Wing sponsorships – naming rights to either the new addition or historical structure of the Chapter House – are $75,000 each.
Additional incentives for donating are listed below. To make a pledge or for questions about the Capital Campaign, please contact John Sweeney, Finance Chair of the Board of Trustees. He can be reached by email at JohnHSweeney@gmail.com or by phone at 931-510-0023.
*For donations above a given threshold, all Recognitions below that threshold apply, with one exception: recognition for Top Donor Society and Temple of Friendship Society are mutually exclusive.
**Note: As of November 2016, the Great Room has already been named in honor of the Class of 1968 following a donation by John and Nancy Rich.
***Group donations aggregating to these levels will also be considered for room naming rights on a case by case basis.
To ensure transparency and accountability throughout this Capital Campaign, a full reporting of donations and any use of funds will be provided annually in the Delta Dispatch.
Thank you for you continued support of ATΩ Delta.
The ATΩ Delta Board of Trustees