Educational Institutions

Triangle Education Foundation

  • Plainfield, IN

Mission Statement

The Foundation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for educational, charitable and scientific purposes, and particularly for the furtherance of education in the fields of engineering, architecture and the physical sciences. It shall receive, hold, use, administer, invest and reinvest moneys and other real or personal property obtained by it as gifts, contributions, legacies, bequests, devises, grants or otherwise, make loans or grants thereof (from principal or income) to worthy students, the granting of prizes and scholarships to worthy students, the promotion, development and presentation of educational programs such as management and leadership seminars and workshops, the promotion and development of educational facilities such as libraries and other educational aids, the sponsoring of improvements in educational techniques and curricula, and research to these ends.

Main Programs

  1. Leadership Development Programs
  2. Financial Aid
Service Areas



Work with students at engineering schools throughout the US.

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Mr. Scott Bova



Triangle, Triangle Fraternity

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Physical Address

120 S Center St

Plainfield, IN 46168 1214


Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Alumni Associations (B84)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?


Self-reported by organization

Current research is showing that the programming provided is making a meaningful impact in the lives of attendees. The programming is related to leadership, communication, community service and values based decision making. In addition, the financial aid program is providing ongoing funding support for students pursuing degrees in engineering, architecture and science.


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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Leadership Development Programs

Various leadership development programs held throughout the academic year that focuses on ethical leadership practicies and interpersonal skills.


Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)



Program 2

Financial Aid

Scholarships and no-interest student loans to qualified students pursuing degrees in engineering, architecture and science.


Student Financial Aid

Population(s) Served





Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1. Support the education and leadership development initiatives of Triangle Fraternity and its Chapters
    2. Provide financial aid to members of Triangle to attend institutions of higher education
    3. Increase and sustain financial support of the Foundation
    4. Provide good governance in the operations of the Foundation and manage the assets of the Foundation in a prudent manner
    5. Build brand awareness and image for the Triangle Education Foundation
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. Continue funding for existing programs with appropriate increases for growth and inflation as additional funding becomes available.
    2. Develop and implement automated institutional evaluation systems building on the Jelke research project.
    3. Provide a pool of funds each year for chapters to utilize to make updates and improvements to existing facilities and equipment that will foster academic success.
    4. Evaluate and fund new opportunities based on the following priority order:
    • Leadership / values – including broad-based diversity
    • Life skills including health and wellness
    • Academic success
    • Alumni education and involvement
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Triangle Education Foundation is strongly affiliated with Triangle Fraternity, an organization founded in 1907 with over 25,000 members. These members are the primary driving support mechanism in securing resources and funding to provide educational and developmental programs to students pursuing degrees in engineering, architecture and science.

    In addition the the support and investment from the members of the Fraternity, there is the built in mechanism to deliver programs on over 40 campuses across the country.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Indicators of success is shown in the growth, mastery and implementation of leadership skills. This is measured by:
    1. In the short term measurement of comprehension of materials and skills relative to leadership. Done via pre and post tests at seminars and additional follow-up surveys concerning post program usage of skills.
    2. Study/survey of past attendees at key points in their life post graduation measuring implementation and usage of skills trained on during funded programs.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Progress has been made in overall comprehension of leadership skills and community service. Statistics show increased participation in community service activities and leadership positions on campuses across the country.
Service Areas



Work with students at engineering schools throughout the US.

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Triangle Education Foundation



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Mr. Scott Bova


Scott E. Bova, CFRE currently serves as the President of the Foundation. Scott joined the Triangle Foundation staff in June of 2000. As President Bova is responsible for the daily operations of the Foundation and all avenues of income. Under his leadership Triangle has seen a 300% growth in its endowment. In addition the annual fund income and average gift has increased 135% during his tenure. As a result of this success the Foundation has been able to increase its educational support over 55%.


" Dear Triangle Friends,

I am often asked why support the Triangle Education Foundation? Simply put the Foundation shapes the futures of young men and changes their lives.

That might sound trite, but our young people are in need of a values based learning experience.Triangle answers that call and provides a living, learning laboratory that allows young men to become experience leaders. Triangle, combined with the educational and leadership programs the Foundation funds, provides young people a values based learning experience unique to any other experience on a college campus.

As much as we would like to think the student newspaper or the physics club on campus can provide the same types of experiences as Triangle, the fact is they do not.You can't escape the daily lessons you learn from living with a group of men, working together for a common goal and united under a shared vision.

Each year the Foundation supports programs that:

Shape an individual's personal development.
Teaches values and ethics based decision making and leadership.
Builds a strong understanding of teamwork and leadership.
Fosters a philosophy of Servant Leadership, community service and philanthropy.
Encourages and supports strong academic success.

Each day at chapters across the country Triangle is developing men to be our society's next generation of leaders. Our future political officials, corporate executives and community activists will be these young men.

How are we successful achieving this ambitious goal you may ask.There is no silver bullet, but with combined efforts of highly trained professional staff, exceptional volunteers, passionate alumni and, of course, generous investors we are able to provide a meaningful and life changing experience for our young men.

As always, thank you to all our investors who give of their time, talent and treasure to make Triangle a life changing experience.I am proud of the work we do each day developing young men to excel as leaders with character and integrity.


Scott E. Bova, CFRE
President "



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