Nominate a Pi Phi for their community service

The Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award recognizes distinguished Pi Phi alumnae who positively impact their communities through professional and volunteer service. The award honors Ohio Alpha Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg — a visionary leader for Pi Beta Phi whose efforts can still be felt throughout the Fraternity. To celebrate the launch of our 2020 nominations, we're highlighting last year's winners of the Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award for Community Service. 

Jennifer Reid Grigsby, Oklahoma Beta

Jennifer’s service to Oklahoma State University is matched by few. Over the last decade, she has chaired the Board of Trustees at the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Foundation and the Board for the OSU Alumni Association, where she was a member for 11 years. Jennifer led the OSU Alumni Association through the retirement of its long-time CEO, as well as supported substantial growth in programming. She has also served on the boards of some of Oklahoma City’s most impactful non-profit organizations, including the United Way of Central Oklahoma, YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City and the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. Through Jennifer’s service to Oklahoma City, it’s clear she deeply values Philanthropic Service to Others. Jennifer is now the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ascent Resources in Oklahoma City.

Beverly Cregg Schafer, Oklahoma Beta

Beverly’s volunteer experience started in 1974, with her support of the arts and education through organizations such as Tulsa Opera Guild, Philbrook Museum of Art, Friends of the Tulsa City Library and Holland High School — many of which she served at the board level. Beverly is also dedicated to serving her alma mater – Oklahoma State University (OSU). She was a member of the university's Board of Governors for eight years and served as the Branding Success Campaign Chairman for the OSU Foundation, helping to raise more than $1.2 billion. For more than 40 years, Beverly has truly embodied the Pi Phi core value of Philanthropic Service to Others. Beverly continues to serve on the Oklahoma Beta Chapter House Corporation, as she has for 28 years. Her impact on Oklahoma Beta has been so great, a room in the chapter house bears her name.

Do you know a sister with outstanding community service? Nominate her for the Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award for Community Service at Nominations close October 1. 

Published September 17, 2020