Fraternity establishes endowment in memory of Alex Bartlett
LOCK HAVEN – The Trustees of the Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation, Inc. have announced the establishment of the Alexander C. Bartlett “Well” Endowment, named in memory of the Mill Hall resident and 2012 graduate of Central Mountain High School who lost his battle with testicular cancer this past June.
The restricted fund will be used to provide an annual $500 scholarship to a Central Mountain High School senior, as well as a $500 scholarship to a member of Alpha Chi Rho on any campus.
The fund also provides a $500 wellness grant to be given to one Chapter of the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity to educate their campus on early signs of testicular cancer and the importance of monthly self-exams.
The Endowment Fund is made possible by major gifts from Alex’s friends, primarily by his Alpha Chi Rho fraternity brothers from Lock Haven University and numerous individual donors in the local community.
“Alex was able to impact and help out so many people during his undergraduate years in the Fraternity,” said Brent Juster, Lock Haven fraternity Brother and one of the men who initiated the fund. “We hope to continue his name and help others grow and develop with the endowment.”
Landon Allen, Lock Haven Class of 2017 and primary benefactor of the fund, stated, “It was created to continue Alex’s passions and empower those in education, community involvement, and wellness. Alex liked giving back to his community and helping fellow students. He had a passion for continuing to better himself through education and wellness. This opportunity allows us to continue his dream and legacy.”
The Alexander C. Bartlett “Well” Endowment will be managed by the Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation, which maintains over $3 million in assets, including 16 scholarships, low-interest student loans, and grants for educational and service programs for local Chapters of the Fraternity represented on over 100 college campuses
“This is a great example of young fraternity men positively impacting their local community while remembering those whose strength and positive attitude were inspiring to many,” said Gary DelPiano, President of the Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation. “This is a unique fund because it not only provides annual scholarships, it challenges and inspires young college men in Alpha Chi Rho to educate their peers on men’s health issues through Alex’s story.”
DelPiano also announced the Fund will continue to accept donations with the hope of impacting more college and college bound students. Individuals or organizations interested in making a gift to the Alexander C. Bartlett “Well” Endowment can do so online or by contacting Jay Anhorn, Director of Development for the Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation, at email@example.com. The first scholarships and wellness grant are expected to be awarded in late Spring 2021.
A review of the criteria for the scholarships and grant is listed in an addendum to the Fund. For more information on Alex’s story, go to his blogpost on A Ballsy Sense of Humor. To learn more about the Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation, go to axpef.org.
The Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation (AXPEF) was incorporated in 1950 as a public 501c3 charity.
The mission of AXPEF is to provide the Fraternity of Alpha Chi Rho, its members, Chapters, and other students with the financial and organizational support necessary to attain their educational goals.
As part of that commitment, the Foundation encourages all members to support programs and services that improve themselves, the Fraternity and society.