"Heart" of Delt Foundation, Norval Stephens '51, Steps Down as Chairman
March 27, 2010
March 27, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "How do you say thank you to someone like Norval Stephens, who for the past 14 years has been not only chairman but the heart of the Delt Foundation?," asks the Rainbow, the magazine of Delta Tau Delta. Stephens, a 1951 graduate of DePauw University, has stepped down from the leadership post of the international fraternity's foundation, which he had led since 1995.
Under Stephens' leadership, the Delt Foundation's net assets tripled (from $4 million to $14.5 million); known bequests increased from $2 million to $17.9 million; and it awarded $6.5 million in grants to the fraternity for educational and leadership programs.
Stephens served as the fraternity's international president from 1992-94 and was presented the Delt Foundation's Crystal Vision Award in 2000 for his lifetime of giving and service. In 2001, he was named outstanding volunteer of the year among all Greek organizations, and was inducted into his fraternity's Badge of Honor Shrine in 2005.
Stephens also lead the formation of a national anti-hazing hotline in 2007.
A life member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, Norval Stephens received the University's Old Gold Goblet in 1994. He was featured on the cover of the January/February 2010 issue of Quintessential Barrington magazine for his many contributions to the Barrington, Illinois Area Community Foundation. Learn more in this recent story.Back