Educational Foundation


The Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation, established in 1945, is a 501(c)3 public charity (tax ID 52-6036185) whose mission is to support the educational and charitable purposes of Phi Gamma Delta, its undergraduate brothers and its chapters. The Phi Gamma Delta Foundation of Canada provides similar support to brothers and chapters in Canada.

Board of Directors

Chairman: Glenn D. Moor (Texas Tech 1984)
Vice Chairman: Michael A. Lucas (Bradley 1983)
Finance Committee Chairman: Kevin W. Haga (Jacksonville 1992) 
Board Secretary: William R. "Bill" Brand (RPI 1987)

D. Michael Ainsworth (British Columbia 1987)
Donald M. Heinrich (Chicago 1974) 
Mitchell I. Henn, DDS (Case Western 1972)
John P. O'Neill (Akron 1987)
Ronald C. Nelson (Richmond 1977)
Robert A. Wunderlich, Jr. (DePauw 1988)

Contact Us

Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 4599
Lexington, KY  40544-4599
(859) 255-1848 ext 159

Educational Foundation Staff

Foundation Executive Director Ben Robinson
Executive Director

 Ben Robinson
(Hampden-Sydney 1986)

Ben is the Executive Director of the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation and The Phi Gamma Delta Foundation of Canada. Ben’s responsibilities include the day-to-day management of both foundations, directing all fundraising and development, and traveling to visit with brothers.

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Will Shier
COO & Chief
Financial Officer
 Will Shier
(DePauw 1988)

Will oversees all financial operations of the International Headquarters and Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation. He also directs the accounting staff in their preparation of the Fraternity's budget and monthly financial reports. He processes all AAA Scholarship applications, in addition to restricted and chapter payments.

Additionally, Will serves as the Chief Operations Officer of the Foundation.

Key Officers: Treasurer

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Senior Director of
Graduate Engagement
 Dio Protopapadakis
(Appalachian State 2017)

Dio manages the Fraternity's graduate dues program, assists graduate chapters, supports undergraduate chapters with their graduate relations and leads graduate engagement efforts. He is the point of contact for chapters seeking Pig Dinner speakers from the International Fraternity, and he provides support to graduate volunteers. Dio also oversees graduate recognition efforts.

This position shares time (up to 50% on a fluctuating basis) with the Educational Foundation, with a focus on building relationships with current and potential donors, donor stewardship and assisting with direct fundraising.

Key Officers: Section Leader, Purple Legionnaire, BCA Members, House Corporations, Graduate Chapter Officers, Corresponding Secretary, Graduate Relations Chair, Pig Dinner Chair

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