Educational Foundation

The Educational Foundation fundraises and stewards the generous donations of alumni and Friends of Pilam in order to award scholarships and helps fund other educational initiatives for our undergraduate members.  

Gary Sanders

President

Gary is an alumnus of the PA Sigma Upsilon chapter at Shippensburg University. He is Client Manager for Equus Software offering corporate solutions for moving employees internationally. Equus simplifies the complex world relocating people globally encapsulating shipments, immigration, and tax.

Gary is a former Executive Director of the Fraternity, chapter advisor, and has served on the International Executive Council and numerous committees. He currently lives in Denver with his wife Lisa.

Jim Morris, C.K.

Treasurer

Jim is an alumnus member from our PA Delta Iota Chapter at Drexel University.

Roger Orloff, Big Pi, C.K.

Secretary

Roger Orloff joined New York Kappa Tau Chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1957. He served as Rushing Chairman, Marshal, and Scribe. He has been Chapter Advisor to Ohio Beta Tau Chapter at Baldwin Wallace University, editor of the national periodical the Tripod, delegate to two national conventions, chapter representative to the National Executive Council and was awarded a Council Key by the International Executive Council.

Recipient of a Bachelor of Management Engineering from Rensselaer and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School, he is President of the Acquisition Search Corporation, which advises and assists owners and chief executive officers on strategic acquisitions and on the sale of entrepreneurial businesses to strategic buyers and whose TASCforce Consulting division empowers entrepreneurs to recognize and remove roadblocks to accelerating growth, increasing profitability, building shareholder value, and creating great companies.

Roger lives in Atlanta. He is Vice Chairman of the Rensselaer Lally School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council, Trustee of the Rensselaer Annual Fund Advisory Council and Chairman of its Patroon Society, and has been Vice President of the Rensselaer and Trustee of the Harvard Business School Alumni Associations. The Rensselaer Alumni Association awarded him its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.

Mike Mabunay

Trustee

Michael Mabunay was initiated at PA Alpha Delta , Temple University in 1974. Subsequently he transferred back home to the University of Pittsburgh. He then became involved in various campus activities, including Pi Lambda Phi. At PA Gamma Sigma he was part of a team that took the Chapter to it’s role as one of the leaders on the Pitt Campus. Serving first as Pledge Marshall and then as Rex, he found strong mentoring from one of the icons of PA Gamma Sigma, Joel Smalley ’51, Chapter Advisor.

Upon graduation he joined the US Coast Guard, where he became a Commissioned Officer. In that role he led Coast Guard Operations in Pollution Response, Port Security, and Search and Rescue in various locations including Washington, DC., North Carolina, and New Jersey. Upon the expiration of his initial enlistment, he left the service and returned to Pitt to obtain a second Bachelors’ in Information Science. Upon graduation he began a 30 year career in High Tech focusing on Telecommunications, Managed Services, and Cloud Computing. He served in various executive positions in National Sales at MCI, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable. Along the way he obtained an MBA from Fordham University. Michael retired from corporate life in 2015.

Throughout his 30 year career he has always been involved with the PA Gamma Sigma Alumni group led by Joel Smalley. Recently he was asked to broaden his Pilam involvement through the Educational Foundation and was elected as a Trustee. He is married to his longtime (36 years) sweetheart Sylvia, who he met at a Pilam event at the house many years ago. They have two children, and two grand children. When not at their home in New Jersey, they enjoy spending as much time as possible at their camp in the Adirondacks. There they hike, fish, ride quads, and snowmobile. Mike is an avid Pitt fan, and has been a season ticket holder in football and basketball for the last 30 years, despite living in New Jersey.

Travis Collings

Trustee

Travis attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 2009 with degrees in Economics and Personal Finance. He later obtained an MBA in Management also from the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduating in 2014. As a member of the Omega Chapter of Pi Lambda Phi, he was KOE for two years then after graduating served as a Chapter Advisor for five years. Travis has worked in a variety of professional finance roles over 15 years spanning financial services, corporate, and operational finance, currently overseeing financial performance for a large North American logistics network. He holds a Certified Financial Planner TM designation and is passionate about youth financial literacy. Travis currently resides in Boston, MA with his wife.

Shawn Mahoney

Author

Shawn was initiated via the Temple University Chapter (PA Alpha Delta) and graduated in 1992. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in marketing, design, copywriting, and digital communications. He served Pi Lambda Phi and the PA Alpha Delta Chapter in numerous roles including Chapter Advisor, Secretary of the PA Alpha Delta Alumni Association, and Pledge Representative to the Social Committee.