Matthew GarberMu Delta (Longwood) ’99, director of development for the Sinfonia Educational Foundation since 2006, resigned his position on January 25, 2009. The Board of Trustees, after receiving Garber’s resignation, has made the decision not to seek a replacement at this time. 

Garber said that in the past three years, “the staff and volunteers have made great strides in solidifying the future for our Fraternity. I believe that we have never been in a better position to obtain growth and success than today. From the Strategic Plan to a commitment to great programs such as the tripling of ensembles at our 2009 National Convention, this is a great time to be a part of Phi Mu Alpha.”

All development-related inquiries should now be directed to Ryan Ripperton, executive director, at (800) 473-2649, ext. 107, or Brothers wishing to stay in communication with Brother Garber may do so on Facebook or by e-mail at

Since 2006, the Sinfonia Educational Foundation has made significant advances in its visibility and the members� awareness of its integral role in the future success of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. The development of this visibility and awareness will be among Garber�s lasting contributions to the SEF. 

Garber championed the development of the PULSE campaign, which encourages alumni to sign up for recurring monthly contributions. This campaign has greatly assisted the SEF with its growth and makes it easier for alumni to give more sizable contributions on an annual basis. To learn more about the PULSE campaign, visit

The Sinfonia Educational Foundation is the charitable partner of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. It was founded in 1954 and serves as the sole vehicle by which alumni may make tax-deductible gifts in support of the growth and development of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. The vision of the Sinfonia Educational Foundation is to “build a sizeable endowment and sustaining support for the strategic growth of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. The Foundation will support its direct grants and scholarships as well as the educational and leadership development programs of the Fraternity.”

Alumni wishing to invest in the future growth and prosperity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia are encouraged to give a gift today. All donations to the Sinfonia Educational Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.