Founder’s Day

National Beta was founded in 1934 by Dr. John W. Harris in South Carolina. He founded the organization on the pillars of achievement, character, leadership, and service. In honor of our National Founder, we invite clubs to celebrate our motto, “Let Us Lead by Serving Others” on Founder’s Day. We encourage all National Betas to make service a priority, not just today but every day.

SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, October 25, 2024

The theme for Founder’s Day 2024 will be “Leave Your Mark.” This theme encourages individuals to make a lasting impact by bringing about positive change in someone or something.

How To Celebrate and Serve Your Community

  • Plant shrubs
  • Serve meals
  • Send get-well cards to hospital patients
  • Organize a food drive
  • Prepare care packages for troops overseas
  • Perform random acts of kindness
  • Visit our Service Idea Guide for a list of donation-based, event-based, and activity-based service projects.

Founder’s Day 2023 Recap

The theme for the 2023 Founder’s Day was “Make Today Count.” Check out the amazing ways our Beta members served by using #FoundersDay23.

Each year, we highlight our top three favorite projects:

  1. North Marshall Middle School collaborated with the Bed Ministry, crafting seven beds for children in need across Kentucky. Additionally, they demonstrated their commitment to the environment by picking up litter around their school.
  2. Global Leadership Academy contributed to the green cause by planting trees with Tree Atlanta.
  3. Randolph Early College High School organized Socktober, a successful initiative that resulted in the collection of an impressive 14,320 pairs of socks.

Save the date for next year’s Founder’s Day on October 25, 2024. Our theme will be announced in August 2024. We look forward to celebrating more impactful projects with our Beta community!


More Opportunities

Take a look at the other opportunities available for Beta members and sponsors.

Order a 2023 Founder’s Day T-Shirt

Our 2023 National Beta Founder’s Day t-shirt is a perfect way for your club to show your Beta pride, improve club comradery, and mark this special day of service. The Founder’s Day shirt features this year’s theme, “Make Today Count” in a classic design.

  • T-Shirts are available for purchase through the Beta Shop until September 28.
  • Cost is $15 each; all orders of 10 or more will likely qualify for free shipping.
  • Sizes: Youth Small-4XL
  • Shirts will ship by October 13th.