It was Skip's vision to build an annual retreat for the undergraduates to focus on building their leadership skills and to continue those lessons throughout the year thru a mentoring program. Skip worked with several Beta Psi alums to build the program based on Brother Bill George's book True North. The program consists of an annual retreat, most recently held at Callaway Gardens, and includes food, accommodations, guest speakers, books and materials, and leadership exercises all for the benefit of the undergraduate chapter. Since the first session in 2001, it has been a tremendous success
Skip unfortunately passed away soon after the program started. As a testament to the impact Skip made in that first year, the undergraduates asked the Foundation to name the program after Skip and the Foundation quickly agreed. Further, the Foundation worked to establish an endowment, the Skip Beebe Memorial Fund, to help fund the program for years to come. The program has an annual cost of approximately $20,000. Brother Bill George and his Foundation recently made a tremendous investment of $100,000 to cover the costs of the program for the next 5 years! He also challenged the Foundation to match the final two year payments of $20,000 each.
If you would like to know more about the Leadership for Life program please visit Lead for Life.
If you are interested in making a donation in Skip’s memory, please click here to visit our Skip Beebe Memorial Fund donation page.