As the Chair of the Foundation Council I want to take a minute to share some background on what we do. The ten Foundation Council trustees assist the Alumni Association in making and executing its responsibilities. For example, we play a key role in planning the financing of Alumni Association decisions, and in monitoring their implementation. Additionally, we work within our communities and areas of professional responsibility to promote goodwill and support for the Chapter. As the needs of the Chapter change, we assist the Board in responding effectively. While currently we aren’t involved in any large initiatives, we are very focused on scholarship opportunities and the Annual Scholarship Dinner. We’re also working hard to coordinate our work more closely with the Alumni Association and to improve our communication efforts to the Alumni.