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Foundation Leadership As of January, 2018

The Foundation strives to offer opportunities for a variety of donor supported programs and activities. We are proud that our educational resources and programs for the chapters and colonies have grown. This is because of our loyal donors supporting the mission and vision.

We hope you will join us in supporting the Foundation’s educational efforts. By donating to the programs and scholarships of the Foundation, you will have the satisfaction of making a positive impact on the future leaders of tomorrow.

– DCEF Board of Directors

  • Executive Committee
    Lyle E. Sprinkle, President & Chairman – lyle@sprinklemail.com
    Donald E. LaPlante, Vice President of Programs
    Andrew R. Haggerty, Vice President of Committees
    J. Donald Turk, Secretary – dturkx2@bellsouth.net
    John S. Ziegler, Treasurer – deltax158@yahoo.com
    James M. Marascio, Member at Large
    *Please email our Secretary for additional Board/ Committee contact information. 
  • Directors
    Rod Arnold
    Jason Butler
    Michael L. Carroll
    Travis J. Covey
    Bobby L. Dewrell
    Robert D. Hendershot
    Steven R. Michels
    John G. Tunila
    J. Donald Turk
    Miles C. Washburn
    Patrick F. Weber
    Chad M. Wolett
  • Directors Emeriti
    Marsh W. White, Penn State ’20 (deceased)
    Joseph F. Lacchia, Mich St & NYU ’25 (deceased)
    George W. Obear, DePauw ’30 (deceased)
    Fredrick B. Hammert, Oklahoma ’60 (deceased)
  • Advisors
    VACANT, Legal Advisor
    Donald E. LaPlante, Parliamentarian
  • Staff –  IHQ OFFICE (319) 337-4811
    Justin Sherman, Chief Administrative Officer – jsherman@dcef.com
    Peter Lane, Director of Development – (319) 499-0352, plane@dcef.com
    Jason Sisk, Annual Giving Coordinator – (319) 621-2203, jsisk@dcef.com
    Claudia Jansenius, Office Assistant – (319) 341-3135, cjansenius@deltachi.org
  • Audit Committee

    Michael L. Carroll – Chairman
    Lee P. Berlin
    James F. Storey

  • Board Membership Committee

    J. Donald Turk- Chairman
    Rod Arnold
    Michael L. Carroll
    Patrick F. Weber
    Chad M. Wolett

  • Endowment Development Committee

    Rod Arnold – Chairman
    Chad M. Wolett
    Steven R. Michels
    Patrick F. Weber
    John G. Tunila

  • Finance Committee

    John S. Ziegler – Chairman
    G. Frank Teas
    Timothy Ulrich
    Timothy Woodward (Staff Support)

  • Foundation Programs Committee

    Donald E. LaPlante – Chairman
    Michael L. Carroll
    Chad Davis
    Mahmood Sheikh
    Lyle E. Sprinkle
    David Cloutier

  • Fundraising Committee

    Steven P. Bossart, Chairman
    Patrick J. Alderdice
    Jason Butler
    Eliano Younes
    Peter S. Lane (Staff Support)

  • Investment Advisory Committee

    Peter C. Chandler – Chairman
    Adam Betz
    Michael Hebert
    Steven R. Michels
    Archie Maldonado

  • Marketing Committee

    Andrew R. Haggerty – Chairman
    William A. Kennedy
    Zac Cole

  • Undergraduate & Young Alumni Giving Committee

    Travis J. Covey – Chairman
    Andrew R. Haggerty
    Patrick F. Weber
    Daniel K. Thompson
    Dayton Tenney
    James Bullock
    Jason Sisk

  • Emerging Leaders Academy Fundraising Committee

    Patrick F. Weber – Chairman
    Jason Butler
    Marquez Brown
    Peter Lane (Staff Support)