The Rampant Lion Foundation is a qualified section 501(c) (3) charitable organization, which exists to support the educational activities of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Contributions to the foundation are fully tax deductible for U.S. citizens, and its income is exempt from federal and state taxation.
The foundation owns a historic building in Ann Arbor Michigan, known as the Shant. Built in the 1870s as a temple and meeting place for local Dekes, the Shant has been continuously owned and occupied for Deke purposes ever since. Today it functions as the headquarters of both the foundation and the fraternity, and its historic second floor is used for ceremonial purposes as well as housing the Gerald R. Ford Library. The library includes in its collection a complete set of the Deke quarterly. Also included are books by and about famous Dekes including Theodore Roosevelt, and Gerald R. Ford. A prized portion of the collection is Gerald Ford’s book, inscribed by the former president to the Omicron chapter.
Donations to the Rampant Lion Foundation can be made HERE.