In 2008, Buddy Beck (Alpha-Pi, Arkansas State, ’58), his wife, and their Family Foundation in conjunction with alumni members of the Alpha-Pi Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity at Arkansas State University, including Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe (Alpha-Pi, Arkansas State, ’68), created the Governor Mike Beebe Veterans Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to members of the United States Armed Forces who have served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts and their sons, daughters, or spouses attending a post-secondary institution. Thanks to the contributions by alumni and friends of Sigma Pi, the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation has been able to provide more than $159,000 to help support the educational pursuits of over 150 veterans and their families.
This year’s gala event is set for the evening of Thursday, October 2nd at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is Governor Beebe’s final year in office, as he is set to complete his second term as Governor, so we hope there will be a large turnout for the event.
The scene during last year's Gov. Beebe Veterans Fund Gala
Governor Beebe with PGS Ed Levesque
Individual tickets and sponsorships are still available. You can make a donation, purchase your dinner seats (or sponsor an entire table if you wish) by visiting this website: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9faxrrsd2750780&llr=jep4vodab
If you have any questions, please contact Jana Cohen at (501) 603-0113, or Lisa Pearson at the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation office at (615) 921-2300.
Governor Beebe with Executive Director Mike Ayalon