For Immediate Release
Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation Names Aaron M. Girson Chief Executive Officer
Indianapolis, Indiana – January 11, 2023 – The board of directors of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation announced that Aaron M. Girson, CFRE, has been hired as chief executive officer of the organization, effective January 3, 2023. Aaron is responsible for the Foundation’s day-to-day operations and execution of the board of directors’ Vision 2030 plan.
“We are all so pleased that Aaron rejoined the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation staff as our chief executive officer,” shared Foundation President Bob Weiss. “His work with the Foundation as a volunteer and as a previous staff member makes him the perfect candidate to fill this role. “
Aaron returns to Sigma Alpha Mu after ten years as vice president of the Triangle Education Foundation, where he oversaw major gift campaigns that raised more than $12 million. Prior to Triangle, Aaron had more than eighteen years of experience with Sigma Alpha Mu, where he served as a field representative, director of Chapter Services, Fraternity executive director, and Foundation executive vice president. His accomplishments during that time included Sigma Alpha Mu’s successful $5 million Centennial Campaign, developing and implementing the Fraternity’s Chapter Performance Standards program, revamping the Fraternity’s insurance/risk management program, and executing the Fraternity’s Centennial Celebrations.
Aaron is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where he was a founding member of the Delta Nu chapter. While at Western he was honored as the Greek Man of the Year and as Sigma Alpha Mu’s Outstanding Chapter Prior. He currently serves on the board of directors of Hooverwood Living. In 2021 Aaron received the Riegelman-Jacobs Interfraternity Service Award from Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.
The Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides funding for scholarships, educational spaces in Sigma Alpha Mu chapter houses, and grants for educational programs that promote leadership, campus safety, academic success, and good citizenship. During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Foundation distributed more than $280,000 in scholarships and grants through these programs.
The Foundation operations and programs are supported by donations from alumni and friends of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. Founded by members of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, the Foundation operates as a separate corporation with its own board of directors, staff, governing documents, and mission. sam-fdn.org