Phi Kappa Tau was honored two weeks ago by our longtime philanthropic partner, SeriousFun Children’s Network, with the 2019 SeriousFun Excellence in Philanthropy Award.
The award was presented on May 23rd in New York City to National President Bill Brasch, Louisville ’67, and CEO Tim Hudson, Truman ’97. The SeriousFun Gala is an annual event to celebrate the life-changing work of SeriousFun Children’s Network. This year’s gala was held in New York City with speeches and entertainment from actress Alysia Reiner, Broadway actress Ashley Park, and comedian Trevor Noah. This year, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Foundation were invited as guests to receive the esteemed award.
Also in attendance were former Foundation Chairman Dick Michael, Michigan Tech ’70, Domain Director Sasha Kanevsky, Rutgers ’05, Foundation Trustee Cliff Unger, Arizona ’98, Foundation Vice Chairman Buzz Green, ‘Ole Miss ’66, Director of Philanthropy Charlie Ball, Miami ’82, former Dean of Building Men of Character Retreats Scott Brown, Tennessee ’88, PJ Best, RIT ’04, Luke McKenzie, Georgia ’14, Bryan Butvick, Delaware ’91, Wyatt Kunzman, Louisville ‘12, and John Sierp, Delaware ’91.
This award is an honor and we are excited to receive it. The nearly 25-year partnership between Phi Tau and SeriousFun is one of our greatest sources of pride. We will be covering the evening in more detail in the summer edition of The Laurel, expected to hit mailboxes late August.