Knight Commander William E. Dreyer Recognized with NICF Outstanding Philanthropist Award
The 39th Knight Commander of Kappa Alpha Order, William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta – William Jewell ’57), received the Outstanding Philanthropist Award by the North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation during the NICF Awards of Distinction Dinner on Tuesday, August 18th at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.
Bill has been a great volunteer and supporter of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity and Educational Foundation. As the single largest donor to the Educational Foundation in its 150 year history, Bill has given more than $1.1 million.
Bill also gives generously of his time; he has served on the Board of Directors since 2003 and was elected National President in 2011. He frequently hosts donor events and travels with development officers on donor visits. He has recruited quality individuals to serve as foundation trustees and has worked tirelessly for the betterment of Kappa Alpha Order.
Bill cochaired the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation’s first major campaign, “Honoring Our Past – Securing our Future”, which raised over $11 million to endow educational programs and preserve the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill.
He is an excellent ambassador for Kappa Alpha Order and the fraternity movement, seeking alumni to assist as advisors, mentors, and donors. He understands the value of the fraternity experience and reflects this in daily life by living the values Kappa Alpha Order instilled in him.
Bill has been a lead donor and supporter of the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee since its inception, supporting efforts to improve student housing and enhance the fraternity experience. He has lobbied before Congress several times and has arranged numerous meetings with various legislators to encourage support for fraternity and sorority initiatives.