Saroyan Fund

Saroyan Raises Endowment Goal to $1 Million
"I am so proud of our Brothers: for their talents, their generosity, and their dedication."

“I am so proud of our Brothers: for their talents, their generosity, and their dedication.”

PLEI chairman Ralph Saroyan announced a change in the Institute’s endowment goal, to $1 million, during the Fraternity’s 68th Grand Council in Buffalo. “Our people deeply believe in our mission,” he said. “We need to set aside this much principal, so we can really provide the Fraternity the support the Brothers need in the form of bigger and more scholarships and leadership grants.” 


Started in August 2005 with a $10,000 gift from Ralph Saroyan (Alpha Psi), our 25th Grand President and first chairman of the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI), the Fund endows our leader-development efforts in perpetuity. The Fund is managed by PLEI, the IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) foundation Phi Delta Chi started in 1996 to support the Fraternity’s leadership goals.

Please contribute towards our endowment. Please click here to make an online donation.  If you prefer to send a check, please use this form.


Just imagine if all the Brothers touched by Phi Delta Chi in the last 40 years contributed likewise…

Many have told us how painless it feels to contribute $50 or $100 per month via credit card or electronic bank check. And with corporate matching, the Fund’s principal grows even faster. See the roster of contributors (in PDF format) for full recognition of our generous benefactors.

Each of the benefactors shows how deep runs the Brothers’ love for the Fraternity. Our donors know how vitally important it is to help the next generation of Brothers become leaders themselves. PLEI will use the endowment to offer travel grants to Brothers attending Leader-Development Seminars, Officer-Training Courses at Grand Councils, and similar events and projects.

“Our goal is an ambitious $500,000,” said Mary Euler (Beta Epsilon), PLEI board member. “But I have every confidence in the world that we’ll make that challenge. Just look at the graph of progress.”

Will you join us in supporting this project? Please donate here. Or we can charge your credit card in installments (e.g., $250 quarterly, $100 monthly or every other month for 10 payments). If your employer matches your charitable gifts, we can reach our goal even faster.  Monthly installment plans are on the Support PLEI page.

Benefactors at the $1,000 level will receive a specially minted gold-finished coin.

Brother, we thank you for keeping alive Phi Delta Chi’s commitment to Leaders in Pharmacy!

Our Fraternal love and regards,

Ralph L. Saroyan
(Alpha Psi #128)
Past Grand President, 1981-1989

John D. Grabenstein, RPh, PhD
(Beta Gamma #235)
Past Grand President, 1995-1999