The Centennial Campaign for Omicron Zeta has been a success thanks to many brothers working for many years. The Campaign Committee, representing classes from 1948 to 2010, have completed many critical steps as we make Edgemoor our dream home:
- Edgemoor Leadership Foundation (ELF) created. We owe a great deal to the efforts of Brothers Elliot Sloane '74, Jim Morrill '84, and Doug Skalka '82 for establishing ELF, a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides a conduit for tax-deductible donations to improve and expand study facilities and equipment, as well as finance future educational and leadership development programs for our undergraduate brothers.
- Successful feasibility study and Cornell University endorsement. We engaged the services of Greg McElroy, a highly experienced fundraising professional who specializes in fraternities and sororities around the country, including several at Cornell. The University has endorsed his study, not only acknowledging that our goals are realistic and our campaign well-organized, but allowing campaign contributors to receive credit for the university’s giving societies.
- PDM Architectural Firm engaged. We are extremely fortunate to have the services of Bro. Philip B. Prigmore '69, who has contributed tens of thousands of dollars of his time and expertise. Bro. Prigmore has been involved for decades in the preservation and rehabilitation of historical architecture in upstate New York. His firm, JHL Tecture of Hornell, prepared the project designs.
- Donors approached to initiate renovation funding program. The campaign committee has been approaching prospective donors for several months, with almost all making a pledge to the campaign. As of January 2014, we had received over $1.5 million in pledges from almost 200 brothers, meeting a challenge from an anonymous donor for an additional $250,000. We have set our sights on $1.9 million in pledges.
We have come a long way. Now, we need everyone’s help to finish the last mile. Pledge today and help us make the new Edgemoor a reality.