For the past 35 years Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc. has dedicated itself to the advancement and betterment of global impact through the scholarship and service of students in the fields of engineering, engineering technology, computer science, and architecture. It is with great esteem we announce the Epsilon Gamma Iota Alpha Chapter Scholarship Endowment Fund! Through your generous donations and a partnership with Prairie View A&M University we will be able to grant scholarships to our undergraduate members as well as undergraduates in the College of Engineering and the School of Architecture for generations to come!!!

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LaShonda Williams | PV Funds Director

Dear Fellow Alumni, Thank you for supporting our Alma Mater, Prairie View A&M University. Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc. Alpha Chapter has met the requirement for a Scholarship Endowment, raising an excess of $25K. Your endowment is officially a part of our institution’s legacy of excellence, as we strive to transition affinity into philanthropy. I am grateful to have been instrumental in realizing your vision. I want to ensure all company matching gifts are included in the total for the Homecoming recognition. If you have submitted a company match request, please e-mail me a copy of your form, so I may follow-up accordingly. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding securing a company match. It is an honor and a privilege to serve you and I look forward to celebrating your success with you at Homecoming. Panther Proud, LaShonda Williams ‘97 Director, Annual Fund 936-261-1591


To provide a check for $50,000 to Prairie View A&M University at the 2019 Homecoming Game which is also the 35th Anniversary of Epsilon Gamma Iota!!! PVAMU will match the endowment once $25,000 has been donated.  After the initial $25,000 matching funds deposit, the university will then match each contribution dollar for dollar and deposit directly into the endowment fund.


Every dollar that you give goes towards scholarships for students in the College of Engineering and the School of Architecture, with a preference for undergraduate members of Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc. Additionally, it helps those of us who need to give charitable donations for tax purposes AND it aligns with your companies matching programs. Simply click this link , choose the Epsilon Gamma Iota Alpha Chapter Scholarship Endowment icon (Our Shield) and designate the amount you would like to give. The National Organization of Epsilon Gamma Iota will provide special gifts for those who give a minimum of $1000.

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Prairie View A&M University’s fiscal year is September-August. This means you can give twice, for 2018 tax deductions and 2019 tax deductions and it will count both times towards the endowment fund drive which runs from Dec. 2018-Aug. 2019.

December 30th 2018

If you still need charitable donations for 2018 to write off on the taxes you will file next year, give by this date! Your gift will count towards your taxes for 2018 and still allow your company to match if your company provides that incentive. THEN, once you give again in 2019, your company will be able to match again and you will get another write off. It’s important to note that if you still need to give in 2018, that you do so by this deadline.

August 31st 2019

This is the official cut off for the endowment fund drive for the 35th anniversary. Please make sure all gifts are made, and all company matching information in completed by date.


The fiscal year for Prairie View A&M University is from September to August. This allows you to give twice (and receive company matching if applicable) and have your gifts count for two tax periods. For example, a gift in December 2018 and a gift in February 2019, will count towards your 2018 and 2019 tax deductions, PLUS both gifts count towards our initial goal of raising $25,000 for the Endowment Fund for the 2019 fiscal year.

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Thank you for contributing to the ECI Endowment fund. Your support creates opportunities for students to fulfill their dreams! Not only are you investing in their education today, but you are expanding their options for success tomorrow.