Ensuring a Brotherhood Endures

William Pomeroy ’66 supports the Sigma Chi house
Pomeroy addresses the crowd at the official Sigma Chi Fraternity Pomeroy Chapter House Dedication during Reunion & Homecoming on October 5, 2013.

When William G. Pomeroy, Class of 1966, committed $300,000 to kick start The Building the Bridge to Excellence campaign undertaken by Sigma Chi, he did so to strengthen the fraternity’s future and to ensure incoming generations of Rensselaer students have the option to participate in the enriching experience Greek life offers.

“Without my fraternity, I wouldn’t have been good at being a student at RPI,” Pomeroy said. “In a tough environment, Sigma Chi became a family away from home. It was an anchor to help me get through the difficult schooling. I made my gift to ensure that future generations of RPI students have the option to participate in Sigma Chi and have a similar experience that I was fortunate enough to have.”

Gift Supports Future Generations of Students

Pomeroy’s gift led the way in a successful, dedicated effort by the Rensselaer community and the members of Sigma Chi, to raise more than $1.5 million to help pay for the $2.8 million cost to completely renovate and refurbish the Sigma Chi house. The house now meets the demands of modern day fraternity life and provides the ideal environment for the Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students (CLASS) initiative to thrive.

I made my gift to ensure that future generations of RPI students have the option to participate in Sigma Chi and have a similar experience that I was fortunate enough to have.

William G. Pomeroy ’66

Pomeroy: a Loyal Alumnus

Pomeroy has been a longtime supporter of Sigma Chi and Rensselaer. Pomeroy was recognized as the William F. Glaser ’53 Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 to recognize his success as founder and CEO of CXtec, a multi-million dollar global provider of new and certified pre-owned networking, cable, and voice technology equipment. Under Pomeroy’s leadership, CXtec has been integrally involved with Sigma Chi for a number of years by building a first class internal infrastructure and fully supporting the computer network in the house. He has also been a loyal supporter of the Rensselaer Annual Fund for more than 20 years.

speaker addressed crowd

Dedication

Memorial anvil with inscription
To recognize Pomeroy’s generosity, a Pomeroy Anvil, a historic symbol of the Pomeroy family in America, was placed at the Sigma Chi Fraternity Pomeroy Chapter House.

In recognition of his generosity, the fraternity house was dedicated over Reunion & Homecoming weekend in October as the Sigma Chi Fraternity Pomeroy Chapter House. Pomeroy joined with hundreds of Sigma Chi Brothers, as well as President Jackson and many members of the Rensselaer community, to celebrate the house opening with a variety of events throughout the weekend.

“It was beyond exciting to come back to campus for the celebration, to have the opportunity to see the improved house for the first time and to reconnect with my fellow Brothers,” Pomeroy said. “I truly believe the RPI experience was fundamental for my success in starting and running a business. Fraternities provide core values and help to make their members successful not only as students, but later in life. This is good for the students and good for the Institute.”

You, too, can join with Pomeroy to make a difference at Rensselaer. Make your gift today. Each and every gift matters. Thank you.