GAC Philanthropy Project2018-06-21T13:58:24+00:00

One More Thing

At each Grand Arch Council (GAC), the Fraternity participates in a philanthropic activity to demonstrate our commitment to The Great Joy of Serving Others. In accordance with the Fraternity’s new focus on addressing poverty, the Fraternity will be supporting two local elementary schools by providing needed school supplies and wish list items through our One More Thing philanthropy initiative. More information about each school and their needs can be found below. Here’s how you can participate:

  • Review the list of needs for each school prior to your GAC travel. Identify at least one item you can purchase from a store and donate at the registration table in Las Vegas.
  • We will be looking to sponsor the purchase of several costly wish list items for each elementary school. To help us raise the money for these expenses, we will accept cash or checks throughout the GAC program at the registration table. Checks should be written out to the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Once the money is collected, we will divvy the money evenly between the two schools.
  • This is part of a District Challenge.  This means the alumni and undergraduates of the District that raises the most money and donate the most items will be recognized at the GAC Final Banquet.

The overall donations and money raised will be presented to representatives of the two elementary schools near the conclusion of the GAC. Each donor will be recognized at the final banquet and in the next edition of The Shield for their generosity. Thank you in advance for your participation in this important initiative.

Walter E. Jacobson Elementary School

Needed School Supplies

  • Copy Paper – 8 ½” x 11” (white)
  • #2 Pencils
  • Dry Erase Markers and small white boards
    (individual student use)
  • Composition Notebooks

Wish list Items

  • Xerox Copier
  • Chromebooks/Ipads
  • Poster-making machine

Dr. Herbert A. Derfelt Elementary School

Needed School Supplies

  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Crayons / Crayola Markers
  • Pencils / Colored Pencils
  • Jump (Thumb) Drives

Wish list Items

  • 8-10 Conference Room Chairs
  • Copy Machine/Toner Cartridges
  • Surface Pro Laptop
  • New Cordless Microphone with corresponding modulator