Donating to the Delta Theta Sigma Educational Foundation

The DTS Educational Foundation of Gamma Chapter, Inc. was founded to provide scholarships to Active Members of Delta Theta Sigma Gamma Chapter, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The DTS Educational Foundation was founded and held its first banquet in 1980 and awarded the first Russel Ballweg Memorial Scholarship in 1981.

The DTS Educational Foundation currently awards two major scholarships to members of the DTS Active Chapter. The Russel Ballweg Memorial Scholarship Award is awarded annually. The Dallas Borneman Brotherhood Award is awarded bi-annually. Additionally, the foundation supports Freshman recruitment scholarships awarded by the Active Chapter.

The DTS Educational Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 non-profit organization as designated by the IRS and all donations are fully tax deductible. Please consider supporting the DTS Educational Foundation. Donations can made to support the scholarship program or support house maintenance and repair projects. Please specify whether you wish your donation to go towards the scholarship program or house maintenance and repairs.

Contributions to the Delta Theta Sigma Educational Foundation should be sent to:

Delta Theta Sigma Educational Foundation of Gamma Chapter, Inc.
C/O Ross Peebles
3599 Golden Prairie Ave.
Rockford, IL 61109

Delta Theta Sigma Educational Foundation IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70 or older and have a Traditional or Roth IRA, you may give up to $100,000 to a charitable organization without being subject to income tax on the distribution.  In addition, the gift satisfies all or in part the annual Required Minimum Distribution from the IRA.  We encourage you to consider an IRA Charitable Rollover gift to the Delta Theta Sigma Educational Foundation of Gamma Chapter, Inc. or to the UW Foundation Delta Theta Sigma Scholarship Fund.  You may make a direct charitable gift to help fund scholarships awarded by the DTS Educational Foundation, remodeling, and repair projects at the DTS house or to support DTS recruitment efforts by supporting our DTS scholarships within the College of Agriculture and Live Sciences (CALS).

We encourage you to consult your IRA custodian or financial planner to assist you.  If you have questions about the DTS Educational Foundation, please contact Ross Peebles at (815) 218-5122 or  If you have questions or would like to donate funds from your IRA to the UW Foundation DTS Scholarship Fund, please contact Barb McCarthy at (608) 308-5347 or

To Make a Charitable Rollover Gift to the DTS Educational Foundation please see attached form. When you have completed and signed the letter, send it to your IRA Custodian and ask them to make a direct transfer of funds from your IRA to the Delta Theta Sigma Educational Foundation of Gamma Chapter, Inc., check made payable to: Delta Theta Sigma Educational Foundation of Gamma Chapter, Inc. The future of DTS is in our hands. Collectively, we have the power to make a difference – through time commitment or through tax-deductible financial contributions.

Donating to the UW Spitzer & Wieckert Funds

The major goal of the Alumni Board and the DTS Educational Foundation Board is to enhance membership to DTS and encourage members and prospective members to live in the house. We believe that an effective way to accomplish this goal is to offer scholarships for which preference is given to prospective and current members who plan to live in the house.

There are two endowment funds with the UW Foundation designated to financially support CALS students who are current or prospective members of DTS. They are the Robert R. Spitzer Memorial and David A. Wieckert Memorial funds. The Wieckert fund was recently created and the first scholarship for $1,250 will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year. The three Spitzer scholarships are for approximately $2,000 each. Starting with scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year, the DTS scholarship committee, not the UW Foundation as was the case in the past, will select the recipients with preference given to prospective and current DTS members who plan to live in the house.

Making tax deductible contribution to these endowment funds, will help to increase the number of scholarships we can offer.

To make a donation to either of these funds by Credit Card, please click the “Donate Now” button below. To make a donation by check, please follow these directions:

  1. Make check payable to: UW Foundation
  2. Write either “132040043-Spitzer” or “132040118-Wieckert” in the memo line
  3. Send to:
    UW Foundation
    U.S. Bank Lockbox 78807
    Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807