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86 CLUB

Cement your lifelong commitment to Sigma Lambda Beta by contributing joining our lifetime dues program.

What is the 86 Club?

The 86 Club is an initiative by the 2016-18 Executive Board of Directors that will help fulfill the goal of Alumni Support. The Founders and Alpha Classes' investments of $1,986, allowed the Fraternity to hire a Director of Donor Development. Their focus is to raise money for the Fraternity in hopes of not solely relying on undergraduate dues. This new income generated will help fund new staff positions like the Director of Alumni which will be the dedicated staff member for Alumni, Alumni Networks, and Associations. The Director of Donor Development will also help fund fraternity programs such as Betacon and Leadership Institute.

The 86 Club is an “elected dues structure” that comes with tangible perks and gifts, along with the intrinsic value of knowing that your gift helped the fraternity get to the next level. The 86 Club will consist of a class each year of its existence, beginning with the Founder's Class. A Brother who contributes the full amount of $1,986 by April 4th will be considered a member of that year's class.

The 86 Club will be the catalyst that allows our Alumni membership to grow and thrive, while at the same time helping our undergraduate Brothers in their programs and events.

 
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86 CLUB PAYMENT MILESTONES

Below is an outline of the 86 Club’s new Tier Structure which will allow members to receive benefits as they pay.

 
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$330

  • Diploma Quality Certificate

  • Membership Card

$660

86 Club Pin

$990

86 Club Challenge Coin

$1,320

  • Exclusive SLB Key

  • Free Access to House of Delegates Gallery

$1,650

  • Free Ticket to the Betacon Banquet

  • Exclusive Invite to ’86 Club Brunch at Betacon 

$1,986

  • Chance to Nominate/Win the ’86 Club Member of the Year Award 

Frequently asked questions

How much is it to join the 86 Club?


A contribution of $1,986 is needed to be paid in full, either through payment increments or one lump sum.




Where do I sign up?


You can become a fully vested member today! If you would like to set up a payment plan, please click on this link or contact Rachel Rayman.




Why do we need this to fund Alumni initiatives when we have saved so much money?


Currently, the operating budget operates under the 90/10 split, which means 90% of Fraternity operations are funded through Undergraduate Dues. The funds raised through this initiative by Alumni will help to cover Alumni initiatives, as well as to help take the stress of the fraternity off of the backs of our undergraduate members.




Is this a tax-deductible donation?


No. Since this will go in as an operational investment to the Executive Office, this contribution cannot be used as a tax-deducted donation.




Is this Life-Time Dues program mean that I no longer have to pay dues as an alumnus?


This program covers all National dues. This program does not exempt a Brother from their own local Alumni Network or Alumni Association dues.




Since I am making this large contribution, do I need to give anymore?


We hope so! We know that this contribution is a large sum for many brothers. However, we should not stop giving to the SLB Educational Foundation, your local chapter, and other organizations affiliated with Sigma Lambda Beta. This program is meant to support a specific task and target and is not an all-encompassing program that will benefit each and every initiative set forth by the fraternity.




Where does the money go?


The money will go towards funding a Director of Donor Development that will serve as a fundraiser to help the Executive Office carry out its mission with the undergraduate and Alumni population. The Director of Donor Development will also help to work with Alumni Initiatives and Alumni Networks in their search for funds to help their own specific programming. Eventually, funding will be made for a specific Executive Office staff member to help support the needs of our Alumni, without taking away from the job duties of our staff who work with our undergraduate brothers.




When will the gifts and benefits kick in?


We are going to be announcing every class on Founder's Day. You will be recognized before the entire brotherhood, and your items will be given to you at that time. However, your benefits as a Club 86 member begin as soon as the full amount of $1,986 is paid.




Who do I contact for more information?


Please feel free to contact Savannah Buys.





 

86 CLUB LIFETIME MEMBERS

The following Brothers are fully vested members of Sigma Lambda Beta’s 86 Club. We would like to thank these Brothers for their contribution to the future of the fraternity. 

FOUNDER'S CLASS (2018)

  • David Ayento, Kappa

  • Steve Galvan, Epsilon

  • Edwin Martinez, Omicron

  • Angel Arroyo, Upsilon Delta

  • Honorable Diego Back, Beta Beta 

  • Caden Gillespie, Chi Beta

  • Joshua Menchaca, Psi Alpha

  • Jason Smolka, Omicron

  • Juan Eligio, Jr, Nu Gamma

ALPHA CLASS (2019)

  • Christopher Acevedo, Psi

BETA CLASS (2020)

  • Julio Arevalo, Alpha

  • Honorable Mario Rueda, Eta 

  • Jorge Perez De Jesus, Beta

  • Derrick Wills, Phi Epsilon 

  • Timothy Wightman, Alpha 

  • Brian Castro, Omicron 

GAMMA CLASS (2021)

  • Kenneth Eremita, Psi Alpha

  • Kyle McElroy, Lambda Gamma

  • Mike Vargas, Beta

  • Michael Woo, Zeta 

DELTA CLASS (2021)

  • Chason Anderson, Iota Gamma

  • Honorable Derrick Jones, Nu Beta

 

86 CLUB CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS

The following Brothers have begun contributions to the 86 Club. We look forward to when they are fully vested members.

  • Roberto Ceballos, Upsilon

  • Eduardo Cedillo, Michigan State University Colony and McAllen Metro Alumni Network

  • Gary Galván, Exotic Epsilon

  • Daraius Guthridge, Theta Gamma 

  • Santos Gutierrez, Eastern Michigan University Chapter

  • Juan Gutierrez, Tau (In memoradam Eled Herrera Theta Alpha)

  • JD Herndon, Psi 

  • Marcus Jackson, Epsilon 

  • Jose Maldonado, Iota Delta

  • Leo McAfee, Lambda Delta 

  • Daniel Mendez, Alpha 

  • Sammy A. Publes, Epsilon 

  • Benjamin Robles, Phi Alpha

  • Austin Rodill, Omicron Alpha 

  • Cruz M. Rodriguez, Epsilon Gamma

  • Rob Santos, New York University

  • Victor Seca-Diaz, Chi Beta 

  • Matthew Sotelo, Arizona Alumni Network

  • Juan Telles, Alpha Beta 

  • Emmanuel Thomas, Pi 

  • Andrew Walton, Central Michigan University 

  • Sam Zamarron, Eastern Michigan University 

  • Angel Avalos, Beta

  • Johnatan Rivera, Phi Beta