Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Spread the Word about Giving Tuesday

In just a few weeks, Phi Kappa Phi will celebrate Giving Tuesday—a global day of philanthropy dedicated to giving back through the support of nonprofit organizations. Now in its sixth year, Giving Tuesday will take place on November 28, the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Gifts made to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation on this day will support Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs, which give $1.4 million each biennium to deserving students and members. These programs help students realize their educational and career goals, from study abroad to graduate school to lifelong learning.

But we need your help in spreading the word about this important day. To do so, join the Phi Kappa Phi Thunderclap campaign. It takes less than a minute!

You may be asking, what is a Thunderclap campaign?

Thunderclap is an online platform that allows people to collectively send social media posts via Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr on the same day (i.e. Giving Tuesday) at the same time to raise awareness about an organization or cause. Think of it as an online flash mob.

Click here to join our Thunderclap campaign and pledge one tweet, Facebook post or Tumblr post to be shared on Giving Tuesday. By doing so, you will help us continue to make an impact on the future.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Application Deadline Near for $100,000 Excellence in Innovation Award

Phi Kappa Phi is accepting applications for its 2018 Excellence in Innovation Award. The deadline for interested institutions to apply for the $100,000 award is December 12, 2017.

Awarded each biennium, the Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes one college or university for achievement in finding powerful substantive solutions to improve the lives of others and create systematic large-scale change. The recipient institution will receive $100,000 in tangible recognition of its best practice in response to the changes and challenges facing higher education in the 21st century.

“The Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award is a fitting extension of our mission to recognize and promote excellence in higher education by lifting up the transformative work being done on college and university campuses across the country,” said Dr. Mary Todd, the Society’s executive director.

Since 1932, Phi Kappa Phi has awarded fellowships and grants to members and students on its chapter campuses. Currently, more than $700,000 is awarded annually through programs that last year recognized more than 285 individuals. The Excellence in Innovation Award, first awarded in 2016 to Tulane University, is the Society’s only award for institutions.

The application period for colleges and universities to apply for the Excellence in Innovation Award is open until December 12, 2017. For more information including award criteria, eligibility, and timeline details, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org/Innovation.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Phi Kappa Phi Life Membership Fee to Increase in 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the fee for a Phi Kappa Phi life membership will increase from $300 to $400. The senior life membership option available to members age 60 and older will increase from $225 to $300. Representing the Society’s commitment to keeping membership affordable, this is the first increase to the life membership fee in more than 15 years.

Members who choose the life membership option can enjoy the full benefits of active membership in Phi Kappa Phi without ever having to pay the annual renewal fee in the future.

Not only does membership grant access to numerous benefits and resources throughout a member’s academic and professional life, the membership fees help fund more than $1.4 million in awards granted to students and professionals each biennium.

If you would like to renew your membership for one year, two years, three years or for life, click here to see the options to renew online, by phone or by mail.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Save on Holiday Travel with ΦΚΦ Partners

Are you in the midst of planning your holiday travels? Book through Phi Kappa Phi partners and save up to 50% on hotels, 35% on car rentals, 15% on airport parking, and $500 on guided tours! Click the links below to make your reservations today.

Avis Rent A Car
Save up to 25% off Avis base rates on every rental whenever you make reservations using Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number W980400. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. For further information and reservations, visit Avis.com/PhiKappaPhi.

Budget Car Rental
Use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number R023600 to save up to 25% off Budget base rates and access exclusive coupons for free upgrades, free weekend day rentals and more. To make your reservation and for additional information, visit Budget.com/PhiKappaPhi.

Collette
Save up to $500 per person on guided travel across all seven continents. Click here to learn more about how you can save on a trip of a lifetime.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Phi Kappa Phi members are eligible to receive a 5% discount on Enterprise's standard, undiscounted daily, weekly and monthly rates. Click here to book your reservation. The discount is automatically applied to the internet best rate.

ΦΚΦ Travel Discounts
Whether traveling for work or pleasure, individually or in a group, domestically or abroad, Phi Kappa Phi members, friends and family can take advantage of huge savings of more than 50% for hotels and 35% for car rentals at locations worldwide. Any car, any hotel, anywhere, anytime. Click here to book today.

National Car Rental
Phi Kappa Phi members can receive a 10% discount on National's standard, undiscounted daily, weekly and monthly rates. Click here to book your reservation. The discount is automatically applied to the internet best rate.

Road Scholar
Road Scholar offers members a one-time, $100 savings on any one of their learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states. Click here to sign up for a Road Scholar catalog and you’ll receive $100 off your first Road Scholar adventure.

The Parking Spot
Members can join the Spot Club Exec program to access a 15% discount at all full-service Parking Spot locations and a 10% discount at all Spot locations nationwide. Click here to order your Phi Kappa Phi Spot Club Exec card, view discounted rates, get directions and make reservations.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at jchapman@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Display Your Membership with a Customized Frame

Looking to show off your Phi Kappa Phi pride? Frame your membership certificate with a customizable frame from our partner, Church Hill Classics. Choose from a variety of frame mouldings, mat colors and materials to create a frame that complements your home or office decor. In addition, you can find a frame to showcase your medallion, stole or Phi Kappa Phi photos.

You also will find other commemorative items such as gold engraved medallion desk pen sets, bookends, desk boxes and more. Click here to browse and start designing your custom frame today!

Questions? Contact info@diplomaframe.com or call 1.800.477.9005 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Recognizing Excellence in Innovation (VIDEO)

In 2016, Phi Kappa Phi awarded its first-ever Excellence in Innovation Award to Tulane University. The award, given once per biennium, honored Tulane for its achievement in finding powerful solutions to local, regional, national and global challenges through the university’s Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.

Founded in 2014, the Taylor Center is a university-wide initiative that implements a range of academic, co-curricular and research opportunities through programming that includes community partnerships, student-led activities, visiting professors, student fellowships, service-learning components, award programs and social ventures. Each facet of the Taylor Center, exemplified by transdisciplinary methods, works together to provide sustainable solutions to challenges faced in the environment, society, education, health care and beyond.

With the $100,000 funding provided from the Excellence in Innovation Award, Tulane has been able to expand the programming and curriculum offered at the Taylor Center. Watch the below video to see how the award has made an impact on the Tulane campus and beyond.

 

Phi Kappa Phi is accepting applications for the 2018 Excellence in Innovation Award. The deadline for interested institutions to apply is December 12, 2017. For more information including award criteria, eligibility and timeline details, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org/Innovation.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Give Back on Giving Tuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have a day for getting deals. And now we have Giving Tuesday—a global day of philanthropy dedicated to giving back through the support of nonprofit organizations.

On November 28, Phi Kappa Phi will join organizations across the world to celebrate Giving Tuesday. It's a day when communities, charities, businesses, and individuals come together to transform the way we think about and participate in the giving season.

With your help on this special day, we can continue to open doors of opportunity to members both near and far. Your gifts, no matter the size, will help deserving students and members realize their educational and career goals, from study abroad to graduate school to lifelong learning.

Want to be a part of Giving Tuesday? Here are a few ways:

Join us on Giving Tuesday and help us make an impact on the future. ​