Jackson’s Men

Roll of Jackson’s Men

“His love of the Fraternity knew no bounds, and
his enthusiasm was so contagious that it influenced everybody who came within his reach.”

Francis Nelson Barksdale, 1873,
University of Virginia
(brother of Stephen Alonzo Jackson)

Stephen Alonzo Jackson is regarded as possibly the most important man in Kappa Sigma’s history. Through his singular ambition while a student at the University of Virginia to transform a struggling local fraternity into a strong national organization, Jackson fashioned our Ritual, wrote the Constitution, and was elected our first Worthy Grand Master.

The Beginning

Born September 22, 1851, this esteemed forefather was left motherless in infancy and was raised by his grandmother. During the Fraternity’s second Grand Conclave in 1878, Jackson expressed his idea of an enduring and expanding brotherhood as he address the Order: “May we not rest contently until the Star and Crescent is the pride of every college and university in the land,” and to that end Jackson worked day and night to the end of his busy life.

Jackson’s Men is the Endowment Fund’s most popular and innovative giving recognition program. Half of all donations received to this program will go to your chapter scholarship fund.  The six-tier program honors contributors committing to gifts between $1,000 and $25,000, payable at once or over time. Upon completion of the pledge, each of Jackson’s Men receives a handsome, individually numbered pin that represents his unique emulation of Jackson’s lifelong devotion to Kappa Sigma.

Consider pledging to become one of Jackson’s Men today to help continue the tradition of excellence of Kappa Sigma and support for your chapter.

50% will go directly to your chapter scholarship fund

Opal Level Jackson’s Men

Name, Chapter, School, Year Jackson’s Man Number
Kevin S. Kaplan (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, ’82) 13
Robert A. Dobson, III (Chi-Omega, University of South Carolina, ’57) 51
Barton H. Kogan (Alpha-Eta, The George Washington University, ’66) 87
Ronald J. Webb, USAF (Ret) (Beta-Theta, Indiana University, ’57) 98
William J. Price, Jr. (Theta-Pi, East Carolina University, ’72) 108
H. Phillip Bell IV (Lambda-Xi, Georgia College and State University, ’80) 131
Paul H. Gamble (Lambda-Epsilon, University of Central Florida, ’90) 616
Matthew M. Fisher (Theta-Delta, Willamette University, ’90) 851
Jody L. Bailey (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, ’87) 922
Daric A. Garbutt (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, ’95) 1389
Nicholas S. Hagen (Rho, Arizona State University, ’63) 1402
H. Howell Taylor, Jr. (Delta-Omega, Wake Forest University, ’58) 1434
Hugh M. Robert (Epsilon-Mu, The University of Tulsa, ’95) 1533
Gregory A. Hopeman (Epsilon-Mu, The University of Tulsa, ’72) 1599
Kevin K. Amburgy (Theta-Nu, Ashland University, ’97) 1627
Nicholas E. Snowberger (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, ’01) 1756
Justin A. Hansen (Xi-Beta, Northeastern University, ’01) 1763
Michael R. Hall (Xi-Beta, Northeastern University, ’03) 1765
Gregory S. Hunt (Beta-Upsilon, North Carolina State University, ’79) 1889
Michael L. Benson (Xi-Beta, Northeastern University, ’04) 2040
Brett O. Socha (Lambda-Gamma, Jacksonville State University, ’08) 2729
Martin C. Petersen (Rho, Arizona State University, ’66) 2736
Gabriel F. Rodriguez (Rho-Omicron, University of California, Merced, ’11) 3129
Lanier S. Dasher, Jr. (Delta-Delta, University of Florida, ’49) 4538
Austin L. Webb (Tau-Omicron, California State University San Marcos, ’15) 4728

Diamond Level Jackson’s Men

Name, Chapter, School, Year Jackson’s Man Number
Dr. John W. Ryan (Delta-Sigma, The University of Utah, ’50) 2
Brian J. O’Dwyer, Esq. (Alpha-Eta, The George Washington University, ’64) 3
William O. Waters (Alpha-Beta, Mercer University, ’52) 4
Mitchell B. Wilson (Beta-Nu, University of Kentucky, ’78) 5
Donal L. McClamroch, Jr. (Eta, Randolph-Macon College, ’74) 7
Thomas P. Bishop, Esq. (Alpha-Beta, Mercer University, ’79) 9
Charles B. Whiteside, III (Xi, University of Arkansas, ’60) 11
David W. Persky (Delta-Pi, Southern Methodist University, ’69) 12
Wallace W. Baumann (Lambda, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, ’43) 18
Willard F. Rockwell, Jr. (Alpha-Delta, Pennsylvania State University, ’32) 36
John M. Hines, Sr. (Lambda-Zeta, Virginia Commonwealth University, ’71) 130
Chris G. Hubner (Nu-Omega, University of Tampa, ’94) 182
Stephen C. Rogers (Xi-Upsilon, Texas A&M University-Commerce, ’02) 229
Burton R. Trembly (Theta-Zeta, Eastern New Mexico University, ’98) 334
Adam R. Brown (Gamma-Kappa, The University of Oklahoma, ’00) 351
Nicholas A. Gallicchio (Xi-Upsilon, Texas A&M University-Commerce, ’02) 773
William K. Retzer (Gamma-Sigma, Oregon State University, ’63) 795
James H. Levine (Xi-Lambda, University of Delaware, ’97) 1124
D. Michael Evans (Epsilon-Alpha, University of Alberta, ’82) 1194
John M. Neal, Jr. (Lambda-Pi, Delta State University, ’80) 1248
J. Thomas Gee (Gamma-Omicron, University of Kansas, ’56) 1255
Ronal K. Holsey, Jr. (Mu-Gamma, Texas A&M University, ’86) 1280
John F. Hodecker (Gamma-Sigma, Oregon State University, ’52) 1294
Philip L. Thames (Theta-Gamma, Midwestern State University, ’88) 1337
Honorable Robert J. Dole (Gamma-Omicron, University of Kansas, ’42) 1361
Ernest L. Betz, Jr. (Epsilon-Psi, The University of Memphis Lambuth, ’67) 1394
Robert W. Thorpe (Alpha-Psi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, ’61) 1400
Jeremy G. Jackson (Delta-Pi, Southern Methodist University, ’98) 1407
David E. Durovy (Alpha-Tau, Georgia Institute of Technology, ’96) 1438
S. Christian Nascimento (Kappa-Eta, Widener University, ’93) 1451
Adam S. Apatoff (Epsilon-Beta, University of Miami, ’90) 1461
Toby H. Taylor (Epsilon-Psi, The University of Memphis Lambuth, ’95) 1474
Todd S. Hopkins (Lambda-Phi, Sam Houston State University, ’96) 1479
Tip Johnston (Delta-Chi, Mississippi State University, ’96) 1541
Steven M. Fullmer (Theta-Delta, Willamette University, ’75) 1548
Jeffrey S. McKenzie (Xi-Lambda, University of Delaware, ’97) 1602
Kirk M. Chewning (Delta-Psi, Michigan State University, ’93) 1650
Christopher A. Cooley (Epsilon-Tau, California State University, Fresno, ’89) 1668
Joshua M. Zimmer (Xi-Lambda, University of Delaware, ’97) 1671
Paul E. Boaden (Theta-Delta, Willamette University, ’74) 1807
Howard E. Wilson (Nu-Tau, Stephen F. Austin State University, ’96) 1827
Brad A. Powell (Epsilon-Gamma, Louisiana Tech University, ’92) 1895
Adam J. Merillat (Epsilon-Mu, The University of Tulsa, ’02) 1918
Derek L. Marchman (Lambda-Xi, Georgia College and State University, ’85) 1948
Daryn D. DeCesare (Xi-Beta, Northeastern University, ’01) 1961
Patrick J. Corr, Jr. (Xi-Epsilon, Thiel College, ’97) 2030
Brian D. Hercliff-Proffer (Omicron-Rho, University of Michigan-Flint, ’07) 2085
Robert A. Bethea (Delta-Alpha, Carnegie Mellon University, ’06) 2122
Michael M. Palmer (Lambda-Xi, Georgia College and State University, ’89) 2126
Philip J. Hetu (Nu-Epsilon, New Mexico State University, ’03) 2148
Robert J. Ranley (Xi-Beta, Northeastern University, ’05) 2211
Ryan Hicks (Lambda-Omicron, University of North Alabama, ’97) 2376
David M. Swan (Lambda-Phi, Sam Houston State University, ’88) 2395
Justin B. Jones (Xi-Upsilon, Texas A&M University-Commerce, ’05) 2399
David I. Bindel (Nu-Omicron, The University of Texas at Dallas, ’06) 2443
Joshua E. Grossman (Nu-Lambda, California State University, Sacramento, ’97) 2538
Jason B. Moon (Xi-Theta, Valdosta State University, ’98) 2607
Sean C. Longwood (Kappa-Gamma, Northern Arizona University, ’05) 2637
Kyle R. Snyder (Pi-Omicron, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, ’09) 2749
Kyle A. DeVivo (Alpha-Lambda, University of Vermont, ’08) 2754
Aaron R. Krochmal (Delta-Tau, Union College, ’93) 2769
Cary E. Vaughn (Epsilon-Psi, The University of Memphis Lambuth, ’91) 3044
Jake I. Vitrofsky (Rho-Zeta, Florida Gulf Coast University, ’11) 3125
Tony D. Weiss (Kappa-Beta, Indiana State University, ’73) 3133
James J. Sennett (Rho-Chi, University of Mary Washington, ’11) 3377
Brandon Y. Leung (Gamma-Upsilon, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, ’11) 3570
Michael C. Todd (Sigma-Theta, Old Dominion University, ’12) 3602
Roy W. Page (Mu-Zeta, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, ’83) 3757
Murat M. Akaydin (Sigma-Epsilon, Hunter College, ’13) 3808
Jonathan P. Marcinko (Xi-Epsilon, Thiel College, ’08) 3857
Donald C. Dilley, Jr. (Epsilon-Phi, Texas Tech University, ’53) 3867
Robert M. Pimpsner (Rho-Sigma, St. John’s University-Staten Island, ’11) 3894
Douglas E. Bowen (Theta-Epsilon, Portland State University, ’82) 4000
David M. Rohde (Epsilon-Zeta, University of Connecticut, ’94) 4032
Mark N. McGinnis (Tau, The University of Texas at Austin, ’15) 4107
Robert H. Grant (Delta-Eta, University of Southern California, ’77) 4121
Howard B. Foltz (Beta-Iota, Lehigh University, ’74) 4398
Austin J. Wermers (Pi-Beta, Loyola Marymount University, ’11) 4725

JACKSON’S MEN PIN

The Standard Pin is the most popular choice among donors. Each pin is uniquely numbered and can be upgraded in the future depending on the desires of the individual donor.

Gift Amount: $1,000

Typical Payment Plan: Monthly Payments of about $28.00 for 36 Months

50% will go directly to your chapter scholarship fund


RUBY LEVEL

The Ruby Level contribution is the second level of giving available to donors. Each pin is adorned with two sparkling rubies, uniquely numbered, and can be upgraded in the future depending on the desires of the individual donor.

Gift Amount: $1,500

Typical Payment Plan: Monthly Payments of about $42.00 for 36 Months

50% will go directly to your chapter scholarship fund


PEARL LEVEL

The Pearl Level contribution is the third level of giving available to donors. Each pin is adorned with three lush pearls, uniquely numbered, and can be upgraded in the future depending on the desires of the individual donor.

Gift Amount: $2,500

Typical Payment Plan: Monthly Payments of about $70.00 for 36 Months

50% will go directly to your chapter scholarship fund


EMERALD LEVEL

The Emerald Level contribution is the fourth level of giving available to donors. Each pin is crowned with four beautiful emeralds, uniquely numbered, and can be upgraded in the future depending on the desires of the individual donor.

Gift Amount: $5,000

Typical Payment Plan: Monthly Payments of about $140.00 for 36 Months

50% will go directly to your chapter scholarship fund


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DIAMOND LEVEL

The Diamond Level contribution is the fifth and most prestigious level of giving available to donors. Each pin is garnished with five magnificent diamonds and is uniquely numbered.

Gift Amount: $10,000

Typical Payment Plan: Monthly Payments of about $280.00 for 36 Months

50% will go directly to your chapter scholarship fund


OPAL LEVEL

The Opal Level contribution is the sixth and most prestigious level of giving available to donors. Each pin is garnished with five magnificent opal jewels and is uniquely numbered.

Gift Amount: $25,000

Typical Payment Plan: Monthly Payments of about $416.67 for 60 Months

50% will go directly to your chapter scholarship fund

+ Who does the Jackson’s Men program help?

Half of all donations to the Jackson’s Men program go directly to your chapter’s chapter scholarship fund.  The other half of the donations to the program help fund the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund which is the charitable foundation of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.  The Endowment Fund relies entirely on alumni donations to make contributions so that we can reward our undergraduate Brothers for their hard work through Scholarship-Leadership Awards, fund educational programming, and operate a world-class Headquarters facility in Charlottesville. Read some testimonies of how donations just like yours are making an impact in the lives of Kappa Sigma men today!

Without gifts like yours, none of this would be possible.

+ What makes Jackson’s Men donation a better option than other ministries or causes?

The Jackson’s Men program is unique in that half of all donations help fund your chapter scholarship fund.  The funds are guaranteed to be used towards purposes that benefit Kappa Sigma.  Kappa Sigma has had profound meaning to thousands of members and their families across North America and this is an opportunity to give back.

+ When are payments due? Are payments flexible?

Payments are generally processed on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis on a day of the donor’s choosing. We are glad to accommodate most any payment arrangement that is convenient for the donor.

+ What happens after I sign up?

You will be added to the “Roll of Jackson’s Men”, receive an individually numbered pin, and forever have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped to make Kappa Sigma better than it was before your participation.

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