As you know, all of the universities at which St. Anthony Hall maintains a chapter have closed or moved to online learning in light of the current coronavirus pandemic, and many locations have imposed restrictions on social gatherings. As a consequence, undergraduate chapters of the Hall have suspended regular activities, and most if not all of the chapter house facilities are temporarily vacant. This situation threatens our chapters and graduate organizations with financial hardship, as the usual collections of member dues, activity fees, and rents have been interrupted.
The officers and directors of 1847, Inc., recognize the difficulty currently faced by chapters and are pursuing several initiatives to help ease the financial burden caused by the emergency shutdown. We are happy to announce the first of these, which is intended to provide the chapters with an immediate and tangible benefit as they seek to manage their budgets for the remainder of the year.
Specifically: 1847, Inc., is offering to donate funds to each chapter in an amount of money equal to its insurance premium obligation for the year 2020. Should the chapters accept this donation, they will not have to submit payment(s) for their usual portions of St. A insurance premiums for this year. (Please note that this donation is only for premiums associated with the national St. Anthony Hall suite of policies; it does not apply to any separate, additional insurance coverage purchased individually by the chapters.)
Please rest assured that, despite the campus and house closures, the undergraduate members and graduate volunteers of St. Anthony Hall will continue to be protected by the Hall’s insurance coverage. As a reminder, this includes also the Member Accident Protection Program, which is a supplemental health insurance benefit available to undergraduate members, whether the chapters are currently in active session or not.
I will be in further contact with each chapter’s Bt. and graduate organization president to discuss other ways in which 1847, Inc., can assist during this (hopefully brief) time of hardship. In the meantime, please accept my sincere wishes for everyone’s safety, health, and well-being.
Yours in the Bonds,
Karen E. Caswelch, T’80, Φ’14, H.D. 2013
President, 1847, Inc.