In 2009-2010, the FarmHouse Foundation provided the Fraternity $655,854 in funding
for educational and leadership purposes...
What does this mean for the Fraternity and its members?
Leadership Training and Educational Programs
$102,380 was provided for leadership training and educational programs.
Nearly 500 chapter members were affected directly, all 1,400+ members indirectly affected. A few of the Fraternity programs the Foundation supports are:
FarmHouse Leadership Academy (FLA)
FLA is an intensive four-day leadership program for four executive officers from each chapter. It was held January 7-10, 2010 in Kansas City, Mo. Click here to view 2010 FLA donors and a thank you from FLA attendees.
“Only through FLA can one see the true scope of being a successful FarmHouse chapter. The best ideas come not from yourself or your chapter’s brothers, but from the Fraternity as a whole. I now have the skills and mindset to lead my chapter to be successful”
– Ben Elliott (MN ’09), 2010 FLA attendee
“Thank you so much for your thoughtful donation to the Leadership Academy. It’s because of you that my role as president started off on the right foot!”
– Bryant Burkett (PU ’09), 2010 FLA attendee
Regional Leadership Conferences (RLC)
The Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) series of FarmHouse and Ceres Fraternities is an exciting leadership program geared toward all chapter members - officers, new members, future leaders and senior members. They are held regionally each weekend in February. This the RLCs were held in Dallas, St. Louis, Billings and Atlanta.
“FarmHouse means belonging to excellence and tradition. It means having brothers to rely on and being reliable to your brothers.”
– Scott Johnson (IA ’10), 2010 RLC participant
“FarmHouse is about being the best I can and having brothers to back me up. It also provides the opportunity to attend leadership conferences like the RLCs and meet and network with men all over the country.
– Tanner Bradley (WP ’10), 2010 RLC participant
To Be and Become...
Emerging Talent Retreat
The To Be and Become Retreat was a new program created in 2009 for new members of FarmHouse. Each chapter is invited to send a representative – a man who has completed the first year of his collegiate career. It was held May 25-27, 2010 at a camp outside of Kansas City.
“At the To Be and Become Retreat, I learned that I have the potential as a young leader to make a positive impact on my chapter.”
– Hunter Smith (AR ’10), TBB attendee
“This week I learned what it takes to be a FarmHouse man. I learned that I have the strengths, abilities and opportunities to make my Fraternity better and help build men. I gained valuable information that will help me be an effective leader in the future.”
– James Wehbie (NC ’10), TBB attendee
Educational Portions of Chapter Housing
$473,858 supported educational portions of chapter house construction and renovations on four campuses. Additionally, 13 chapters and associations are currently raising funds with the Foundation for new construction or renovations of their chapter houses.
Over $600,000 was donated by alumni through the Foundation to support the construction of a new$1.6 million house
for the North Dakota State chapter.
Computers and Affiliated Technology
$10,898 was granted to six chapter and associations for in-house computers and technology, affecting nearly all chapter members directly.
$32,235 was awarded to 65 individual members for academic scholarships. Below are the 2009-10 International Foundation Scholarship winners, to learn more about them, click here.
$4,551 was distributed to the chapters’ foundation councils for their specific educational uses and needs through the Annual Fund’s re-contribution program.
International Office Support
$41,933 was paid to the International Fraternity for the Foundation’s share of the International Office rent, support staff compensation, membership database, online communications to all members, and the Foundation’s portion of Pearls & Rubies.