Greek Areté

Greek Areté

Whether you graduated last year or decades ago, hearing from fellow Greek brothers and sisters brightens any day. Have a personalized greeting card sent to your friends for their birthday, honor a milestone in their life, or let them know you’re thinking about them while also supporting the development of current ISU fraternity and sorority members.

Any gift over $25 provides you the opportunity for a special card with custom message to be delivered to a recipient of your choice. Choose from three different card designs to best match the reason for the card, as well as let the recipient know of the gift amount if desired.

The Greek Areté - Greek Leadership Fund was established in 2018 by Eric and Karin Burwell to highlight and elevate the excellence and virtue affiliated with the Illinois State University Fraternity and Sorority Life experience while honoring the history and foundation of fraternal organizations. The fund supports initiatives that call for excellence in each fraternity and sorority member and increase the value of the Greek community, for its members, the University and its Alumni. There is no English word which captures the exact meaning of Areté; the nearest equivalents are 'excellence' and 'virtue'.

Giving levels

  • $25 and up -- Mailbox Magic: Have one customized note card sent to recipient of choice. (The link to customize the card will be provided in your gift receipt email.)