Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Pi Phi have a Foundation?
Pi Beta Phi Foundation exists to support the Fraternity and ensure the future of the sisterhood. The Fraternity, as well as the Fraternity Housing Corporation, are 501(c)7 organizations, which means they exist to benefit members, and gifts they receive are not tax-deductible. The Foundation is a 501(c)3, which means it exists to further the common good through scholarships, leadership training and other charitable purposes. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Click here for more information about giving to the Foundation.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
All gifts to Pi Beta Phi Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Can I make a gift online?
Yes! You can make your gift through our secure website today with the following credit cards: Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® or Discover®. Click here to make a donation.
Why is there an envelope in every newsletter and mailing?
Envelopes in publications serve as a convenience to those donors who prefer to make multiple gifts throughout the year. These gifts offset the cost of printing and mailing these important publications.
Why didn't I receive an Annual Report?
In order to control costs and be good stewards of the gifts we receive, the Foundation began supplementing the Annual Report with an online format in 2009. For a printed copy, contact the Foundation office.
Why doesn't my tax receipt amount match how much is listed in the Annual Report?
Tax receipts are generated on a calendar-year basis. Foundation Annual Report listings are based on our fiscal year, which is July 1–June 30.
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