The Alpha Phi Omega Torchbearer Fund supports the day-to-day operating expenses of the Fraternity. It provides much-needed revenue for things such as chapter services, membership records and operating funds for the National Office. Chapters receive supplies and materials, program materials are developed and taught and the National Office ensures communication throughout the Fraternity.
Donors who make gifts of $75 or more to the Torchbearer Fund are recognized as Torchbearers. Torchbearer levels include:
- Torchbearer: $75 - $149
- Silver Torchbearer: $150 - $249
- Gold Torchbearer: $250 - $499
- Diamond Torchbearer: $500 - $999
- Silver Founders Circle: $1,000 - $2,499
- Gold Founders Circle: $2,500 - $4,999
- Diamond Founders Circle: $5,000 and above
Torchbearers are listed in the Alpha Phi Omega Tribute to Donors, which is published each fall. In addition, Torchbearers will receive lapel pins, certificates and stickers at the various levels.
What is a sustaining gift? It is a recurring gift paid automatically over a period of time. In APO's case, it can be setup monthly, semi-monthly or quarterly using your credit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT) to make the payment. To learn more about becoming a sustaining giver, click here. (NOTE: This form will NOT work using a Safari or Google Chrome browser)
Many donors are beginning to take advantage of corporate matching gift programs. Depending on the corporation, employers may match employee charitable contributions dollar-for-dollar or as a percentage of donations made. If donors to the Torchbearer Fund choose to participate in their employers' matching gift programs, those contributions are counted toward Torchbearer status. Many donors have been able to double their contributions to the Torchbearer Fund through corporate matching gift programs. Donors should check with their employer's human resources office to request the appropriate forms to begin this program.