Back to School Clothing Drive Gala on July 15

Archon Karl Gentles

I ask for your support of our charity's upcoming fundraising gala, The Back to School Clothing Drive, Unlocking the Future, fundraising gala, July 15, 2015, 6 - 9 pm. I invite you to either assemble a table or join Carla and me at our table for the affair. Tickets are $150, table of 10 is $1,500.

This Roaring 20's themed event will be a unique gala taking place on the floor of the Grand Canyon University Arena to help showcase the organization's largest program event of the year - the annual summer distribution event which will be going on at the same location that week.

I hope you will consider either hosting a table or joining Carla and me at ours, and find that perfect 1920's outfit! We appreciate your consideration.

To view the gala invitation, click here or visit our website at


Gamma Mu holds Second Golf Fundraiser

On April 18, 2015, for the second consecutive year, 122 golfers participated in the annual Gamma Mu Educational Services (GMES) golf fundraiser. GMES is the 501c3 non-profit philanthropic organization of Gamma Mu Boule. Proceeds from the event, will help us expand and develop our social action programs, whose mission is focusing on leadership development activities, fostering academic success, and ensuring a commitment to community service. The fundraiser was held at the stunning, multi-award winning SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, AZ. The course was built in the canyons of the beautiful Scottsdale McDowell Mountains. Immediate Past Sire Archon of Gamma Mu, Karl Gentles was charged with leading the golf fundraising event as the chairman. This year the committee set a net revenue goal of $50,000, which was $20,000 more than last year’s goal. With the hard work and tremendous efforts of the entire Gamma Mu Boule, we exceeded last year’s revenue and profited about $41,000. A large portion of the revenue was from our corporate sponsorships, which included Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, Morgan Stanley, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Visp Group, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, and Milchak Consulting. There were several contests including hole-in-one, closet to the pin, and a skins contest in which Gamma Mu’s own Archon Larry Leverette’ s team won and collected a $1000 cash prize. The raffle prizes donated consisted of an IPAD mini, a luxury suite at the AZ Diamondbacks stadium, gift cards, and an autographed football by Gale Sayers. The efforts of our lovely Archousai could not go unnoticed, as they helped welcome the participants, facilitate the raffle contests and assist in managing the prizes and awards. After the tournament was finished participants were treated to a sumptuous barbeque lunch buffet.

Archon Ahmed Collins Grapter, Gamma Mu Boule

See photo gallery courtesy of Archon Ahmed Collins here.

Rufus Glasper Elected to ACF Board of Directors

Archon Rufus Glasper
Phoenix’s Gamma Mu Boule Archon Rufus Glasper was elected to the Board of Directors for Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) during the Board’s annual meeting held in March. Started 37 years ago, ACF is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life in Arizona by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. The Arizona Community Foundation harness the collective generosity of thousands of Arizonans, steward their gifts with an eye toward permanence and growth, and from the investment earnings on the endowment, award millions of dollars in grants and scholarships every year. Archon Glasper currently serves as Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the nation’s largest multi-college community college systems. He was held that position since being appointed in September 2003 after holding administrative and executive positions with the College District for the previous 17 years. Prior to being named Chancellor in 2003, Archon Glasper served as the Executive Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Global Management Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager. In addition to serving on the Board of ACF, Archon Glasper is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership and serves on the boards of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Valley of the Sun United Way, O’Connor House, Arizona Commerce Authority and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. He holds a Master’s Degree in School Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, and earned his Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Higher Education Finance from the University of Arizona.

Article contributed by Archon Ahmed Collins

Hard Truths: Law Enforcement and Race

Archon Myles Lynk

Following up to the discussion at the 4/17/2015 Gamma Mu Boulé general meeting, see below for the documents discussed.

FBI Director James B. Comey’s speech at Georgetown Univ. on Feb. 12, 2015, entitled, "Hard Truths: Law Enforcement and Race,” in which he calls for a clear-sighted and thoughtful evaluation of police doctrines and policies that lead to tensions with minority communities. View document here.

The March 2015 Interim Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which includes a variety of specific recommendations to help police departments re-evaluate aggressive police tactics, the use of lethal force and their relationships with the communities they serve. View document here.