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Kappa Kappa Psi Endowed Scholarship 2019

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Project ended on April 19, at 09:00 AM CDT
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Kappa Kappa Psi Endowed Scholarship 2019

About The Alpha Tau Chapter Of Kappa Kappa Psi

The Alpha Tau Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi is a national honorary band fraternity serving the Longhorn Band and Austin community. Members of our Chapter devote countless hours during the year to ensure that the Longhorn Band is prepared at all rehearsals, football games, and other performances with necessary equipment, food, and drink. In addition, we apply our service initiative to the Austin community by regularly volunteering at food banks, charitable organizations, and local schools. Through our commitment to serve, we strive to uphold the highest standard of excellence at all Longhorn Band performances and community events.


About Our Endowed Scholarship

In the summer of 2017, the Alpha Tau Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi committed to fundraising $25,000 over the course of five years for an endowed scholarship. We aim to use this endowed scholarship, upon being fully fundraised, as a financial reward to deserving Chapter members for their selfless commitment to service. We hope that this support will allow our members to continue dedicating their time and energy to the maintenance of our Chapter’s ideals of sacrifice, leadership, and integrity. In order to keep a steady pace for our five-year goal of $25,000, we have chosen to set our HornRaiser goal to be $5,000 for the second year of our five-year plan.


Why We Need Your Help

More than just dedicated members of the Longhorn Band, Brothers of the Alpha Tau Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi are involved in academic disciplines and extracurricular activities across campus. On top of all the regular costs and commitments associated with college, our demanding schedules prevent many of us from finding time to work a job or cook a full meal. Oftentimes, we must expend our own resources and time when helping set up Longhorn Band rehearsals, providing much needed food and drink for Longhorn Band members at football games, and volunteering at local Austin schools and organizations.

With your help, we can maintain all the amazing work we do while eliminating some of the financial burden we face. We hope to continue supporting the Longhorn Band and its success as one of the University’s premier spirit organizations. Your support ensures our ability to do so!

We thank you for your interest in supporting our organization! Every contribution makes a difference. Every contribution helps ensure the continued excellence of the Longhorn Band. Hook ‘em!

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What is an endowment? Endowments are a sound investment in a better future. With an endowed gift, you provide permanent support for the University. Your gift is invested — never spent — and each year a distribution, like dividends on a mutual fund account, is made to your chosen program or area. Investment earnings above the dividend rate help the endowment value grow over time, to keep pace with inflation and maintain the endowment’s spending power.

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New Brothers

This past Fall, the Alpha Tau Chapter inducted 28 new Brothers into our Fraternity! Every Fall, we recruit a new class of dedicated Longhorn Band members to represent our Chapter in the future. Our endowed scholarship represents our commitment to them and classes of Brothers for years to come.


Active Brothers

The Alpha Tau Chapter currently has 56 Active Brothers, representing majors all across campus, instruments throughout the Longhorn Band, and hometowns all over the country. We share a common interest in serving the Longhorn Band and Austin community!


Longhorn Band Uniforms

This year, the Alpha Tau Chapter helped 154 band members complete their iconic Longhorn Band uniforms with western-style dress shirts! We are happy to provide this service, especially for new members of the band!



Brothers of Alpha Tau collectively participated in 444 service activities this past Fall, representing nearly 1000 collective hours of time spent setting up Longhorn Band equipment, handing out food and drinks during football games, and volunteering.


Apples and Gatorade

Every home football game, the Alpha Tau Chapter is responsible for providing each member of Longhorn Band an apple and a Gatorade. This translates to our Brothers being responsible for handing out approximately 900 total items to the rest of the Longhorn Band at one game!


Our Beginning

In May of 1940, twenty-eight members of the University of Texas Longhorn Band, under the direction of Colonel George E. Hurt, petitioned the national office of Kappa Kappa Psi for a charter. The charter was granted, eventually making way for the University of Texas at Austin’s Alpha Tau Chapter! In the 79 years since our founding, we have continued to grow and serve the Longhorn Band and Austin community!


Our Goal

To be on track to raise $25,000 over five years for our endowed scholarship, we have set an annual $5,000 goal. We thank you for your interest in our Chapter and all of the amazing work we do for the Longhorn Band and Austin community!

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