winwinner Wednesday: Sigma Nu

Sigma Nu is a fraternity that was founded by three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in 1868, during the Reconstruction period after The Civil War.

A fraternity founded in opposition to the practice of “hazing,” the organization promotes a code of Love, Honor and Truth.

Over the past 135 years, Sigma Nu has grown into one of the largest fraternal organizations in the world. Over 200,000 men have been initiated into Sigma Nu from over 250 chapters all over the United States and Canada.

Click to watch a video about Sigma Nu.

Sigma Nu offers its members housing assistance and academic scholarships, and its LEAD Program (Leadership, Ethics, Achievement, Development) has been praised for helping young men become ethical leaders who make a positive impact on their chapter, campus and community.

Currently Sigma Nu is in the process of raising $14M through a major capital campaign. This will go toward preserving their historic headquarters, creating grants and loans for member students, continuing the LEAD program, and endowments for charitable organizations.

Sigma Nu is using a winwin webstack to raise awareness of the campaign, manage its fundraising auction, and invite brothers to the auction and celebration this summer in Boston.

To learn more about Sigma Nu, visit their website at, or contact Erik Tomalis at

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Anna Palmer

Anna Rosenblum Palmer is a freelance writer based in Denver, CO. She writes about sex, parenting, cat pee, bi-polar disorder and the NFL; all things inextricably intertwined with her mental health. In her free time she teaches her boys creative swear words, seeks the last missing puzzle piece and thinks deeply about how she is not exercising. Her writing can be found on Babble,, Great Moments in Parenting, Ravishly, Good Men Project, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Playpen, Crazy Good Parent, and YourTango. She also does a fair amount of navel gazing on her own blog at

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