The Phi Delta Theta Alumni Club of Atlanta hosted its annual Founders Day celebration this past weekend in Buckhead. In attendance were local alumni representing 12 chapters across the United States and Canada.
In addition to networking and socializing, the agenda included a keynote address from Fulton County State Judge Wesley B. Tailor, who was a member at the University of Richmond. Also on the program was honoring alumni initiated 25 and 50 or more years ago as well as recognition of members who had passed away during the past year. Participating in the ceremonies were undergraduate members from three nearby undergraduate chapters – University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Mercer University.
“Founders Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the Fraternity’s long history and the contribution and successes of its members,” said Travis McCloskey, Mercer ’01 and Alumni Club President.
McCloskey also elaborated on a new item on the agenda, a raffle in which proceeds were to be donated to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
“The ALS Association is Phi Delta Theta’s main philanthropy,” he explained. “We are appreciative not only to those who purchased tickets, but to our local alumni who donated the items for the drawing.”
Phi-owned businesses that donated items for the raffle included H. Stockton, Mori Luggage and Gifts, ArtfullyRich.com, Bones, Miller Brothers, and House of Fab.