Founders Month of Service Information


Phi Kappa Tau's national service initiative—Founders Month of Service—was voted on and approved by the National Council in October 2008. In alignment with the service strategic imperative of the strategic plan, the Fraternity participates in service events each March to honor its Founders. The initiative surrounds Phi Kappa Tau's Founders Day (March 17).

The Fraternity's founders' principles of democracy, integrity, equality and brotherhood are just as important to Phi Kappa Tau today as they were more than 100 years ago. During the Founders Month of Service, brothers can better understand and live these principles when they commit themselves to their communities.

While it is encouraged that brothers get involved with Brother Paul Newman’s legacy—the SeriousFun Children's Network—we welcome any form of service during the Founders Month of Service.

Contact National Service Advisor J.J. Lewis, Central Michigan '04, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions.

Service Initiative Suggestions

  • Reschedule a previous event dedicated to the SeriousFun Children's Network or other organizations.
  • Contact a local charitable organization and inquire about upcoming events.
  • Talk to your school to learn about upcoming service events.
  • Work in local neighborhoods by offering a spring clean up.
  • Sponsor a table on campus to recognize the SeriousFun Children's Network's efforts and enlist future interest in volunteering.
  • Contact your local Muscular Distrophy Association to participate in a telethon
  • Participate in St. Baldrick's Day on March 17 (Founders Day!) to raise awareness and funds to cure kids' cancer. Set a price per shaved head and donate the proceeds to a SeriousFun Children's Network camp.

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