A scholarship in honor of Michael Haines, killed in 2012 in the robbery of his armored truck, reached its endowed level of $25,000 according to members of the Pennsylvania Pi Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Robert Morris University.
Members of the chapter will formally announce the scholarship at the Annual Alumni Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the International Suite of Sewall Center on the Robert Morris University campus.
Fraternity brothers of the Pennsylvania Pi Chapter of Phi Delta Theta established the scholarship fund to remember their friend and fraternity brother’s long-time commitment to the chapter.
In just under three years, members raised $25,000 as a result of many chapter fundraisers, alumni donations, and support from friends and family. Reaching an endowed level will allow the fund to continue awarding a scholarship each year far into the future.
“It is our goal to continue to raise funds to increase the endowment level of this scholarship to award larger and more scholarships to worthy members of Phi Delta Theta. This will allow Mike’s memory to live on and have a larger impact on the members of Phi Delta Theta at Robert Morris University,” says Michael Hortert, Chapter Advisory Board Chairman.
The scholarship will be awarded in honor and memory of Haines to a member of the chapter who best exemplifies the principles of the fraternity: friendship, sound learning and rectitude.
Mike was one of the founding members of the chapter and served several roles throughout his time as a brother, including serving as one of the chapter advisers up until his death in 2012.
The announcement along with a presentation of a fraternity gift will be made to Mike’s family of at the dinner.