Special Gifts

  • Contributions to the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation are accepted in memory of Sigma Alpha Mu fratres, family and friends, and also to honor living members. Acknowledgements are sent and contributions of $25 or more are published on the Foundation's website and in the Octagonian.  Donations are used to support the Foundation's mission.


    If you wish to establish a permanent endowment in memory of or in honor of an individual or group of individuals please contact Director of Scholarships & Donor Relations Maria Mandel.


    Special contributions may be mailed the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation, 8701 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46268; or click below to make a secure gift online.



  • Honor and Memorial Contributions
    December 2017 into 2018




    Calvin Kapp

    By Evan Z. Kapp (Washington Univ. ’73)


    Lawrence D. Schaffer (The Ohio State Univ. ’48)

    By Marvin D. Snyder (The Ohio State Univ. ’51)


    James R. Alexander (Southern Methodist Univ. ’51)

    By Fred W. Korngut (Southern Methodist Univ. ’47)


    Benjamin A. Savage (Syracuse Univ. ‘1916)

    By Mark S. Connolly (Univ. of Rochester ’76)










  • Honor and Memorial Contributions
    April to November 2017




    Andrew J. DeSantis (College of Staten Island '96)

    To the DeSantis Memorial Fund

    By Frank J. Bianco (College of Staten Island '96)


    Andy Dickson (Wash. Univ. '83)

    To the Andy Dickson Scholarship Fund

    By his wife, Gyda Dickson


    Harold Charney (Univ. of Oklahoma ’50)

    By his wife, Yolanda Charney


    Frankie Weiss, his wife of 65 years

    By Martin L. Weiss (Syracuse Univ. ’46)


    Leonard H. Smith (Univ. of Southern California ’48)

    To the Mu Theta Educational Fund

    By Dr. Robert A. Smith (Univ. of Southern California ’70)


    Irwin H. Blum (University of Texas at Austin ’70)

    To the Rosalie & James Alexander Scholarship Fund

    By Allen Feltman (University of Texas at Austin ’72)


    Ronald S. Block (St. Mary’s Univ. ’65)

    By Samuel R. Kalvort (St. Mary’s Univ. ’65)


    Stephen E. Brunner (Monmouth University ’69)

    By Stephen C. Dzubaty (Monnouth University ’71)


    Eric Kornet, Grandson of Dr. Leslie R. Greenberg (Univ of Toledo ’61)

    By Lee S. Dollins (Univ of Toledo ’61)


    Jack B. Hecht (Univ. of Oregon ’47)

    By Harry Glickman (Univ. of Oregon ’42)


    Jeanette and Gruin Tullman

    By Don A. Tullman (Rutgers State Univ. of NJ ’70)


    Nathan Oscar (Case Western Reserve Univ. ’45)

    By his wife, Lenore Oscar


    Louis Pichulik (Tulane Univ. ’65)

    By Michael F. Graham (Tulane Univ. ’65)


    Nicholas C. Lassman (Univ. of Miami ’92)

    By his father, Ira F. Lassman (Univ of Miami ’57)


    Philip W. Dunsker (Cornell Univ. ’52)

    By Robert L. Rubin (Cornel Univ. ’52)


    Marc S. Regberg (The Ohio State Univ. ’73)

    By Neil S. Regberg (Univ. of Cincinnati ’70)


    Irwin H. Blum (Univ. of Texas at Austin ’70)

    By Kenneth E. Goldberg (Univ. of Texas at Austin ’72)


    Joel D. Zieden (Syracuse Univ. ’63)

    By Alfred Kahn (Syracuse Univ. ’63)


    Gordon L. Bluestone (Univ. of Cincinnati ’59)

    By Arnold R. Blitzer (Univ. of Cincinnati ‘53)


    Sanford Allen Youkilis (Univ. of Cincinnati ’62)

    By David C. Weiner (Univ. of Cincinnati ‘62


    Joseph and Sadie Horowitz

    By Clifford Horowitz (Lenman College ’66)


    Joel D. Honigberg (Purdue Univ. ’44)

    To the Joel & Carol Honigberg Fund

    By Carol Honigberg


    Stuart J. Marylander (UC-Berkeley ’50)

    By Stuart B. Aronoff (UC-Berkeley ’51)


    Martin M. Schultz (UC-Berkeley ’49)

    By Stuart B. Aronoff (UC-Berkeley ’51)


    Bob S. Platt (San Jose State Univ ’66)

    By Richard J. Schoen (San Jose State Univ. ’64)


    Terry W. Schnell (Univ. Texas-Austin ’66)

    By Mark R. Wallock (Univ. Texas-Austin ’66)


    James J. Herman (Univ. Texas-Austin ’66)

    By Mark R. Wallock (Univ. Texas-Austin ’66)


    Franklin Gerson (Univ. of Cincinnati ’65)

    By Peter M. Eden (Univ. of Cincinnati ’67)


    Semon Schneider (UCLA ’46)

    By his wife Lillian Schneider


    Dr. Alan M. Bornstein (IU Bloomington ’52)

    By Edwin H. Bornstein (Washington Univ. ’60)


    Harold A. Pollman (Univ. of Texas-Austin ’50)

    By James C. Nordhaus (Univ. of Texas-Austin ’65)


    Elizabeth Ann Bolstein

    By Arthur Bolstein (Rutgers State Univ. of  NJ ‘56)


    Howard Birnbaum (Purdue Univ. ’55)

    By Dr. George Skadron (Purdue Univ. ’55)


    Janice Zimmerman, his wife

    By Manly A. Zimmerman (Univ. of Manitoba ’49)


    Larry I. Kurlander (Univ. of Miami ’71)

    By Dr. Alan B. Levy (Univ. of Miami ’72)


    Margaret Fagenson, his wife

    By Robert Fagenson (Syracuse Univ. ’67)


    Nancey London

    By her son, Maj. David M. Anderson (Texas A&M ’04)


    Andrew Dickson (Wash. Univ. ’63)

    To the Andrew Dickson Memorial Scholarship

    By Stephen M. Alpart (Wash. Univ. ’62)


    Leon Washington

    By Scott M. Herstein (Univ. of Texas/Austin ’80)

    By Jacob E. Herstein (Univ. of Texas/Austin ‘2015)


    Donald J. Stein (Purdue Univ. ’50)

    By Lee K. Vorisek (Purdue Univ. ’51)


    Judy and Dick Dobrin

    By Edward G. Levine (The Ohio State Univ. ’59)


    Edwin A. Leventhal (Cornell Univ. ’52)

    By Dr. Seymour B. Musiker (Cornell Univ. ’52)


    Lawrence D. Schaffer (The Ohio State Univ. ’48)

    For the creation of the Lawrence D. Schaffer Scholarship Fund

    By the Family of Lawrence D. Schaffer





    The Wise Boys of Mu Theta 

    To the Mu Theta Educational Fund

    From Jeremy M. Wise (UCLA '84)


    The Birthday of Madeline Florence, mother of Andy Dickson (Wash. Univ. ’83)

    To the Andy Dickson Scholarship Fund

    From her daughter and Andy’s sister, Elana Grissom


    The Birthday of Gregory J. Viviott’s (Univ of Southern California ’77)

    To the Mu Theta Educational Fund

    By Steven C. Jarmus (Univ. of Southern California ’74)


    Madeline F. Florence for Mother’s Day

    To the Andy Dickson Scholarship Fund

    By her daughter, Elana Grissom


    The Birthday of Kevin Margolis (University of Texas at Austin ’86)

    To the Gary Gotlleib Scholarship Fund

    By Jeffrey D. Diebner (University of Texas at Austin ’85)

    By Lauren Green

    By Amy Bialis

    By Debbie Tenebaum

    By Karla Jacoby


    In Honor of Father’s Day and the Birthday of John Florence

    To the Andy Dickson Scholarship Fund

    By Elana Grissom


    Michael T. Dick (Univ. of Oklahoma ’62)

    By Joseph B. Silverman (Univ. of Oklahoma ‘62


    The Recent Graduation of Daniel Lee Ivanhoe (Arizona State Univ. ’13)

    By Karen Bever

    By Annette Bouwer Flegenheimer

    By Christopher Fonda


    The Initiation of Aiden Ellant Reiter (Univ. of Pennsylvania ’17)

    By his Grandparents, Marcia and Stanley Reiter (Cornell Univ. ’42)


    Andrew M. Ahitow (Univ. of Iowa ’95) for his service to Sigma Alpha Mu

    By Aaron M. Girson (Western Michigan Univ. ’92)


    The Initiation of Jacob M.  Rizick (Univ. of Connecticut ’16)

    By his father, Robert D. Rizick (Rutgers State Univ. NJ ’81)


    My Family

    By Robert M. Turner (Miami University ’70)


    Executive Director Emeritus, William P. Schwartz (Univ. of Oklahoma ’50)

    By Steven M. Franklin (Univ. of Houston ’67)


    Jerry Miller (Miami University ’76)

    By Dr. Bruce J. Tasch (Miami University ’74)


    Howard B. Miller (Univ. of Maryland-College Park ’54)

    By Aaron M. Girson (Western Michigan Univ. ’92)


    Richard H. Williamson's (NC State Univ. ’60) service as Chairman of the SAM Endowment Fund

    By Aaron M. Girson (Western Michigan Univ. ’92)


    The Birthday of SAM Foundation Director Sidney H. Guller (Washington University ’43)

    By Foundation Assistant Treasurer David S. Rice (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago ’83)

    By his nephew, James N. Guller (Univ. of Penn. ’81)


    The Birth of Clive Dalton Mayer, Son of Justin Ross Mayer (Penn. State Univ. ‘2000)

    By Ronald B. Mayer (Penn. State. Univ. ’68)


    The Marriage of Alyssa Anderson to Jason Shore (Texas A&M ’09)

    By her brother Maj. David M. Anderson (Texas A&M ’04)