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Grand Polemarch Announces Appointment of National Director of Program Funding 

Grand Polemarch Dwayne M. Murray Esq. announced the creation of the position, National Director of Program Funding, to coordinate the fraternity's expansive efforts to increase its funding efforts of its national program and initiatives. To lead this important effort, he has appointed Curtis Silvers, Jr.

Brother Silvers' primary responsibility will be to unify the multiple funding endeavors utilized by Grand Chapter and develop unique and effective projects to enhance the direct communication between the fraternity and core funding resources such as grant making organizations and philanthropic minded corporations. "Kappa Alpha Psi does an enormous amount of work within the community and Brother Silvers' role will be to ensure that that work is noticed and funded to meet its maximum potential," Grand Polemarch Murray said.

Brother Silvers' high regard among the fraternity is evidenced by his standing as the Polemarch of the Western Provice and his tenure as the second longest -serving in that position. Only the 18th Grand Polemarch and Laurel Wreath Laureate, Mayor Thomas L. Bradley, who served in that position for 10 years stands ahead of him. Brother Silvers began his life - long commitment to the fraternity as a 1982 initiate of The University of Virginia Chapter, the Eta Sigma of Kappa Alpha Psi.

His professional life as the Area Development Director of the UNCF Los Angeles Area Office, responsible for supervising initiatives in support of the UNCF's 39 member colleges and universities places him in a unique place to understand how to galvanize support and unify and an effective message to broaden funding potential.

"I am grateful to the Grand Polemarch for this new opportunity to contribute to Kappa Alpha Psi. I am extremely excited about this new endeavor to serve and help the fraternity expand its message, brand and key program objectives," said Silvers.  Brother Silvers will work closely with National Committee Chairmen and Directors as well as the National Director of Project Development to create a portfolio of information, images and assessment data to provide verifiable evidence of the footprint fraternity leaves in the hundreds of communities it serves. "If we can effectively tell our story," Grand Polemarch said, "We can effectively get essential funding."

Brother Silvers' appointment is effective immediately.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is an international organization founded on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana on January 5, 1911. Since its inception, it has trained over 125,000 men, particularly undergraduates, for leadership roles in their communities and the attainment of a high degree of excellence in their academic pursuits. The International Headquarters is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

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