The Campaign to Restore & Expand Malmud House
Our Past. Securing Our Future.
Giving Back While Looking Ahead:
The Malmud House at the University of Pennsylvania
Since its earliest days at 235
South 39th street, Theta Chapter has occupied a building that now houses 83 years of memories. During that time, the
structure has undergone only relatively minor repairs and upgrades over the years.
Consequently, due to significant infrastructure problems that followed years of
ongoing deterioration, the house now requires a complete renovation. And a
complete renovation requires serious investment.
The needs of current students at the University of Pennsylvania are very different
now. Bike parking, wireless access, and modern security systems are just a few
of the new resources that Penn undergraduates require to thrive on campus.
Increased demand for membership in ZBT also exceeds the space available to live
within the current building. Therefore, a newly renovated and expanded house
must be created that both draws on the existing resources as well as brings fresh
facilities forward that combine to create a modern home befitting of the
This renovated and expanded house will honor the legacy of our Brother
Leonard Malmud (’45), who has dedicated over 50 years of service to
Theta and ZBT. Lenny was honored at ZBT’s National Convention and leadership school for the
positive influence he has had on the undergraduates of Theta Chapter and his role in developing them into responsible men.
Creating the Future of the ZBT Theta Chapter:
Your Role in Our Success
Now is the time to secure ZBT’s future on the University of Pennsylvania campus
and ensure that for the next 100 years, Theta Brothers have a welcoming and safe
home to learn what they need, meet who they want, and celebrate as they deserve.
With the updated facilities, new leadership, and transformational vision in place,
Theta Chapter now needs you to make this vision for Malmud house a reality.
The first $1,000,000 in contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar, thanks to
the generous challenge created by Brother Steve Cohen (’78). Brother Cohen has pledged $1 million to begin the Theta Capital Campaign, plus
an additional $1 million to match the donations of other Brothers.
We cordially, fraternally, and sincerely ask you to join your fellow Theta Brothers
in donating generously to the Theta Capital Campaign. every gift to the Theta Capital
Campaign is appreciated and important to making the Malmud house a reality. Please
review this Campaign
Brochure for more information about the Campaign.
All contributions to the Theta Capital Campaign are fully tax deductible, will
be made payable to the University of Pennsylvania, and will be held in a special
restricted fund to be used only for our Theta Chapter’s capital improvements.
You may have your regular annual contribution to the University directed to the Theta
Your gift to the Theta Capital Campaign will honor our Brother Lenny
Malmud, restore beauty to our Chapter’s home, and express your appreciation for ZBT
and the Theta Chapter. Dedication opportunities are available to suit a range of preferences.
To make a gift to the Theta Capital Campaign, please contact
Campaign Co-Chairs Allan Bell (email@example.com or
973-643-5988), or John Levy (firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-650-6269).