Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Teke Educational Foundation Inc

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • http://www.tkefoundation.org

Mission Statement

Establish and support scholarships and leadership training programs which promote academic achievement and strengthen moral, social, and community values.

Main Programs

  1. TEF Scholarship Program
  2. Charles R. Walgreen, Jr., TKE Leadership Academy
  3. Regional Leadership Conferences
  4. Key Leader Training
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Primarily United States but sometimes Canada.

ruling year

1975

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Gary Reed

Keywords

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TKE, TEF, TKE Educational Foundation, Teke Educational Foundation

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Also Known As

Tke Educational Foundation

EIN

51-0166412

Physical Address

7439 Woodland Dr

Indianapolis, IN 46278

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

TEF Scholarship Program

Every year, the TKE Educational Foundation disburses thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to help young Fraters realize the promise of higher education. Along with the academic and social support of the TKE chapter, these funds make college dreams possible for young men of all backgrounds and aspirations.

Any Teke in good standing--whether a new collegiate Frater or an alumni pursuing graduate study--is eligible for scholarship support.

The TKE Educational Foundation offers three types of scholarships:

Chapter Scholarships: Every chapter has a scholarship account dedicated to supporting its members in their academic careers.
Grand Chapter Scholarships: The Grand Chapter offers scholarships for qualifying Tekes from across the Fraternity.
Regional or Area-Based Scholarships: Donors can help young men in their communities to become their best selves through TKE.

Through endowed and outright gifts of all sizes, donors can show strong support for tomorrow's TKE scholars and invest in the next generation of TKE leaders.

Category

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Program 2

Charles R. Walgreen, Jr., TKE Leadership Academy

Named in honor of one of our most distinguished, loyal and generous Fraters, the Charles R. Walgreen Jr., TKE Leadership Academy is TKE's premiere leadership training program for young Fraters preparing for the challenges of leadership--in their chapters, on their campuses and in their communities. Over 20 successful years, TKE has developed this week-long summer program with the expert support of dedicated volunteers and staff leaders.

Participating Tekes travel from across the U.S. and Canada for the opportunity to bond with other promising young leaders, learn from expert instructors, and gain new understanding of their own leadership potential. Many find the Academy a defining moment in their lives. 

 

TKE now seeks to expand this signature program to more eager and well-qualified participants from across Teke Nation--but only donor support can make this possible.  Gifts and endowed funds for the Leadership Academy will empower TKE to give more young Fraters this transformational experience.

Category

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Program 3

Regional Leadership Conferences

Tekes everywhere know the value of the TKE Regional Leadership Conferences. These highly successful programs, held annually, offer chapter leaders and other collegiate Fraters the opportunity to come together for a robust weekend program of ritual, chapter management training and leadership development. Participants are empowered by knowledge and skills necessary to manage and lead their chapters in pursuit of the TKE Standards of Excellence. 

RLCs are needed to help our chapters grow stronger, and educate our members on processes, including recruitment, finances, chapter operations, and share best practices.  An enhanced alumni track trains facilitation skills and prepares our alumni on how to interact in teh best possible way with our active members. 

Led by knowledgeable alumni volunteers and TKE staff, the RLC is an essential part of the Fraternity's support of healthy, well-management chapters throughout the TKE Nation.

Yet with a limited number of conferences available, many Tekes have to travel multiple days to attend--and others cannot make the trip at all. Donors to this program will help TKE bring the RLC experience to more Fraters and more chapters, lower the cost of attendance and expand and improve the curriculum.

Naming opportunities are available with donations made to endow portions of the program.

Category

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Program 4

Key Leader Training

According to research by Frater Dr. William Muse--former President of Auburn University, TKE Educational Foundation Board Member and Past Grand Prytanis of TKE--many of the strongest TKE chapters succeed in part due to the support of an active Advisor.  This important volunteer position advises the chapter on a range of management issues, provides continuity as chapter leadership changes year-to-year, and supports strong engagement and support by the chapter's alumni.
Recognizing the extraordinary value of these key leaders, TKE has developed an Advisor training program to help ensure the strongest advisory leadership for every TKE chapter.  With strong Advisors, every TKE chapter has the opportunity to thrive--but only donor support will bring this valuable program to fruition.

Category

Population(s) Served

Male Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Primarily United States but sometimes Canada.

Funding Needs

On-going program support for Regional Leadership Conferences. Technology upgrades Endowment support for all program areas International Headquarters Sponsorship opportunities

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TKE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Teke Educational Foundation Inc

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Principal Officer

Gary Reed

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Richard Ernest

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