November 2019
Dear Brothers,

As you may have read in the recent newsletter, there is big news in the effort to build a new home for Theta Tau ... 1984 TTU graduates Jay and Ann Wolverton are matching all gifts received by Tech Fiji's Inc (TFI) by December 31st, up to a total of $50,000!

Thanks to their leadership, your contribution to TFI is matched dollar for dollar, doubling your gift.   As an example, your gift of $2,500 becomes a $5,000 gift to our new home! This challenge is scheduled to run from now until December 31 – or until $50,000 in matching donations has been reached.  

This is a tremendous opportunity for Theta Tau, and we hope as many of our graduates as possible will accept their challenge. For more on this gift and what prompted them to support our new home in such a meaningful way, let's hear from Brother Wolverton.
Graduate Profile
A native of Nashville, Jay Wolverton ('84) earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at Tennessee Tech. After graduation, he held positions as a civil engineer/project manager where he worked with the design and construction of commercial, retail and residential projects. In 1989, he founded Wolverton & Associates, a regional, multi-discipline engineering firm providing high-quality design to clients.

A licensed engineer in 32 states, Jay's professional affiliations include the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Council for Quality Growth and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves in committee roles with ACEC (both at the National and State levels) and the Council for Quality Growth and is a champion for growth and development across the metro Atlanta region and state of Georgia. Jay has also served on the XL/Catlin Insurance Design Professional Risk Control Group (DPRCG) Board of Directors.

Jay and Ann, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business (MIS), live today in Atlanta, where they have 3 adult children.

What was it about Phi Gamma Delta & Theta Tau that caused you to pledge the fraternity?

From the moment I stepped in the house during rush you could tell the sincerity of the brothers and the chapter. It was just a great bunch of guys who were committed to doing great things during their college career and beyond. 
What impact did your fraternity membership have on you as an undergraduate?  

The experience really taught you so much about managing your time and resources. From the rigor of classes and the work/play with Theta Tau, you were constantly being challenged. That carried over well into my professional and family life and taught me to not only work hard but to also enjoy the moment you are in. 

Why do you think Theta Tau remains an important part of Greek & campus life today? 

Theta Tau is the gold standard by far not only on the Tennessee Tech campus but nationally. Year after year, award after award, they continue to push themselves. I am hopeful that drive is something that the early classes of Theta Tau instilled in the chapter and the legacy has grown. 
What prompted you and Ann to support the effort to build a new house? And what do you hope your matching gift challenge to other graduates will accomplish? 

Ann and I are at the point in life that it is about giving back. We have both been taught to “pave the way” for those to follow. Set the example that will continue for years to come. Giving back is one of the greatest gifts we have been blessed with. We simply hope and trust this will inspire others to support the chapter at the special time in our history. 
Any final comments or thoughts that you’d like to share?

Thanks to my brother BJ Worthington for coaching the women’s intramural basketball team that Ann played on. He told me that I had better meet this girl and see what she was like. Thirty six years of marriage and three awesome children later, I can’t thank you (both) enough. 

Many thanks to Ann & Jay for their generous gift. We are very grateful for their leadership in this exciting project for Theta Tau.
Help Us Meet The Challenge
Brother , you can help us meet this extraordinary opportunity from the Wolvertons by making a multi-year pledge to this important project and making an initial payment to TFI today. 

You’ll find below directions on making a pledge or gift of less than $10,000* to Tech Fiji’s, Inc, but please do not hesitate to contact a member of the  Campaign Steering Committee  if you have any questions. They will be happy to help.


To help you support this important project in a way that may be more meaningful than can be accomplished in a single year, gifts may be paid over a period of up to 3 years.   Use this form  to make your pledge to Tech Fiji’s Inc.


When paying your multi-year pledge or making a one-time gift, to help keep our expenses to a minimum gifts by check are the preferred method of payment. They may be made payable to “Tech Fiji’s Inc,” and mailed to:

Billy Leslie, President
Tech Fiji’s Inc.
784 Cottage Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37207


If you would like to make a pledge or one-time gift to Tech Fiji’s Inc online by credit card, please visit  this secure site . If you select “Recurring Donation” to create a multi-year pledge, the credit card you authorize will automatically be charged on the schedule you select.  Note: when possible, we encourage alumni to make their contribution by check (see above) so that we can avoid the fees we are required to pay on credit card payments.

Please know that, no matter the size, each and every gift to Theta Tau’s campaign is welcomed, needed and appreciated. Can we count on you to help Theta Tau meet the challenge today?

*Gifts of $10,000 or more may be made to the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation. Please see our website or contact a member of the  Campaign Steering Committee  for details.
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