Georgia Alpha Annual Fund and Chapter Updates

By February 3, 2023March 23rd, 2023Chapter News

On behalf of the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB), I hope your New Year is off to a good start. Coach Smart and the Bulldogs certainly held up their end in finishing off the season with their second consecutive Natty. I enjoyed seeing many of you out in LA and, other than the awful weather, it was a lot of fun.

As you hopefully recall, the CAB, in conjunction with the UGA Foundation, awards needs-based grants each year to our members. The funds are paid from a fund based at the UGAF that dates back to the late 1940s when our alumni initially began raising funds to help finance the Chapter moving to the old South Lumpkin location. Funds were used over the years for house improvements at that location. When the Chapter moved to our current location at 130 Greek Park Circle, the recurring maintenance work was included in our base rent. The UGAF suggested awarding our members grants to help them offset the costs of their education. The Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation now is the largest Greek scholarship fund at the University. A special thanks to our CAB member, David Boohaker #2092, who oversees this selection process each year. We are pleased to announce a total of $20,000 has been awarded to the following brothers:

Connor Kastner #2552  
David McQuaig #2619 
Mason Griffith #2565 
Everett O’Gorman #2589
Will Howley

The Chapter just enjoyed their Winter Formal and are back in the swing of things with an active schedule for the spring semester. We are working with them about changing the format of the annual alumni luncheon we host at the end of August. The actives would like to center this around a golf outing locally. They are working on this and will get you updated information as soon as possible. Meanwhile we are in the process of getting the laundry room renovated and need your support through our 2022-2023 Annual Fund. Thanks to those of you that have made gifts and are listed below. For those of you who haven’t, it is never too late, and we could clearly use your help. We have 17 members living at 130 Greek Park Circle sharing a residential grade washer and dryer. We think you would agree that they deserve better than that.

2022-23 Georgia Alpha Annual Fund Donor List
$19,750 pledged as of January 31, 2023


1871 Society
($5,000 and up)
Mark Chandler #1686
Graham A. McGoldrick #1697

McGoogan Society
($2,500 – $4,999)

Burch Society
($1,000 – $2,499)
Thilo Best #1736
Charles Ritchie Jr. #1588
Anthony “Tony” Swann #1768

690 South Lumpkin Society
($500 – $999)
William Goldman #1730
Claude Hopper III #1711
Austin Logan #2105
Bert Madden Jr. #1717

Harry Middleton III #1702
Richard Pennell Jr. #1688
Thomas Ray #1602

The Azure and Argent Society
($250 – $499)
Galt Baker #1749
Ricky Chastain #1428
Jon Goodfriend #2288
David Michaux IV #1988
Neil Olson #2117

(Up to $249)
C. Beard #1469
Charles A. Beckum #1735
John Garth #1566
Drury Ghegan Jr. #1362
Thomas Perkins #2050
Emory Vann IV #1467

If you would like to support us or increase your giving level, you can click here to give securely online. If you prefer to pay by check, please click here to download and print out a giving form to mail with your check.

On behalf of the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB), we appreciate your input and support.
Yours in the Bond,
Mark Chandler #1686
(404) 358-7904