Sigma Chi Building Foundation (SCBF) is a Montana non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the needs of Beta Delta Chapter at University of Montana. SCBF received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service on July 28, 1999. Donations to SCBF are tax deductible.

In 2001, SCBF set a goal of building a $1,000,000 scholarship endowment for Beta Delta Chapter.  As of January 2016, that goal was surpassed thanks to the generosity of many brothers plus significant donations from the Estate of Harold Hansen ‘57 ($525,000) and a trust established by Ted Burton ‘47 ($120,000).

Donations to SCBF may take many forms including cash, stocks and real estate as well as donations from corporations. Donors may also wish to take advantage of charitable trusts.

Examples of donations:

Cash Donations.  The tax benefits of the donation can be estimated by multiplying the amount of donation times the effective tax rate of both Federal and state. For example, if a donor makes a contribution of $10,000 and the combined Federal and state tax rate is 35%, the actual cost of the donation is $6,500 due to a tax savings of $3,500.

Non-cash Donations. Donors can gift appreciated shares of stock and avoid paying capital gains taxes and deduct the full appreciated value of the stock. Non-cash donations can include real estate and include special tax rules.

Planned Gift Donations. These involve the use of a written document such as a will or a trust.

Please contact me if you have any questions about donating to the Sigma Chi Building Foundation.

Walt Kero
Beta Delta '70 - Montana '73
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Core Values, Vision, and Mission

Core Values
Sigma Chi’s core values are Friendship, Justice and Learning. Our vision is to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization — aligned, focused and living our core values. Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community.

Vision
The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and promotion of the core values of Friendship, Justice and Learning.

Mission
In the pursuit of these high ideals, the Sigma Chi Fraternity is able to offer tremendous value in augmenting the collegiate experience and supporting the lifelong journey of each of its members. We hope to assist brothers in becoming men of character, caring husbands, compassionate fathers and community leaders.