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by Conrad Eberstein ‘65

Building on an initiative started at the chapter house in 2012 by Tony Krumbhaar, '13, ("Tony Talks") and furthered each ensuing year ("Chike Chats,"  etc.), Jared Fenton was presented with the National Fraternity's highest award for exceptional demonstration of Brotherly Love, the Honor of Philias, at Conclave's Brotherhood Luncheon on Friday, July 26th.

Jared is president of the Reflect Organization, a 501(c)(3) entity, which expanded Tony Krumbhaar's Penn Delta initiative and created a multi-University organization to facilitate and guide undergrads in having "meaningful" conversations which aim to pierce surface defenses and get to the core of what is going on with each participant.

With an office in Center City Philadelphia, at 16th and Market, Jared has expanded Reflect to include Columbia and Cornell, has sought and earned the cooperation of a Philadelphia accounting firm, a New York City legal team, as well as volunteer fund raisers and public relations experts to advise, guide and assist in expanding the scope of the Reflect Organization.

Jared is the second Penn Delta alumnus to have received the Fraternity's Honor of Philias, joining WWII Delta Penn editor Hank Pope, '43, who was honored and thanked for his efforts in keeping the chapter's servicemen in touch via monthly, mimeographed issues of the Delta Penn (called The Delta Pen, back then.)

Hank was awarded the Honor of Philias at the Conclave of 1989, held in Washington, DC.

An impressive crystal award of nearly 2 feet in height was presented to Hank in 1989 and to Jared this July.  Both these symbols of devotion to Brotherly Love will be highlighted in display in a refurbished chapter library at 4028 Walnut Street in the near future.  Further, accompanying Jared's Honor was a $5,000 check from the Fraternity payable to the Reflect Organization in support of its worthy efforts.

(A more complete article will be published in the fall Delta Penn . . . watch for it.)