From the Supreme Master
It is a tremendous honor to have been installed as the 73rd Supreme Master of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. As I write this, I have just traveled to and from my alma mater, Michigan State University, with my son and spent an incredible weekend with undergraduates and alumni for the chapter’s alumni weekend. Alpha Epsilon Pi is truly a Commitment for a Lifetime!
I have a lot of people to thank and I would be remiss if I didn’t start with my Bubby, Molly Cohon (of blessed memory), who stressed the importance and need for Jewish life and continuity when at college; she paid for my first few years of AEPi. My high school friends, Danny Koblin and Jeff Provizer, were my first introductions into AEPi at MSU and introduced me to Paul Byck who was such a good salesman. To my wife, Annat, and kids, Marc and Shayna, I love you all to the moon and thank you for letting me “play AEPi.”
The need for YOUR support has never been more urgent. We have just completed three incredible donor-funded programs: Combat Hate, How to Run a Campaign and Shabbat Across AEPi. Here is a brief synopsis of these programs and how you can help ensure AEPi’s continued success:
Combat Hate teaches undergraduate brothers how to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance on today’s college battleground campuses. Expert facilitators train attendees on techniques countering violence and hatred.
How to Run a Campaign teaches civics and leadership development and gives undergraduate brothers the tools and knowledge needed to run a student government/leadership campaign. This program further stresses the need for activism not just in the fraternity ranks but also in campus leadership.
Shabbat Across AEPi encourages a chapter to host a Shabbat dinner on or near campus for the community, simply celebrating the Sabbath.
These are merely three of the incredible programs that our fraternity benefits from because of donations to the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation from alumni and partner organizations. I ask you to consider donating to ensure the fraternity’s values and programs continue to develop leadership for the Jewish community. To donate, please go to: www.aepi.org/support.
Scott A. Cohon (Wayne State, 1991)