International Headquarters Building Sale Frequently Asked Questions

We are certain many of you have questions about the building and the future of International Headquarters. As you go through this information, please keep in mind that we are in the early stages of this process and additional information will be added as outstanding decisions are made. If you still have questions after reading this list, please feel free to email gammaphibeta@gammaphbeta.org

What will happen to the museum/historical items?
In 2021, we began working with HistoryIT to digitize the Gamma Phi Beta Museum, thanks to the generous support of the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation and her donors. HistoryIT is an archival company that offers a comprehensive set of services and software that enables organizations to transform archival materials, from whatever state they are in, into a 21st century digital collection. The timing for this project aligns perfectly with the sale of the building, as we will have 400 items of historical significance digitized prior to the transfer of ownership. These 400 items, and any remaining historical items, will be transferred to HistoryIT’s headquarters in Portland, Maine, where they will be professionally stored until they are digitized and returned to Gamma Phi Beta in Colorado.

Can I visit the building before we move?
Yes! You are welcome to visit the building from November 3-30. Please email gammaphibeta@gammaphibeta.org, and we will ensure someone is at IH to accommodate your visit. Please keep in mind that many historical items will have already been relocated.

I donated to the Foundation and was recognized with a brick in Sisterhood Plaza. How were those funds utilized?
To commemorate Gamma Phi Beta’s 125th anniversary, the Foundation created the Sisterhood 125 Celebration in 1991 to raise funds to benefit the Sorority’s leadership, philanthropic and scholarship programs. The Foundation recognized supporters of this effort by constructing Sisterhood Plaza at International Headquarters, which symbolizes building a solid path to the Sorority’s future. Thank you to the thousands of sisters, parents and friends of Gamma Phi Beta who donated to the Foundation and were recognized through Sisterhood Plaza bricks to honor or commemorate the special Gamma Phi Betas in their life. 

What will happen to the bricks in Sisterhood Plaza?
We know the bricks from the building dedication are of special importance to the members who donated to the Foundation during this time. Because we know many of our members won’t be able to take a photograph with their brick, we commissioned a photographer to capture each brick. Donors can download a photo of their brick here.

I donated to the Capital Endowment Campaign. How were those funds utilized?
With the construction of International Headquarters, a Capital Endowment Campaign (CEC) was created by the joint efforts of the combined governing boards; Grand Council, Endowment-Loan Board and Foundation Board of Trustees, with the overwhelming support of the 1988 Convention body. The CEC was established to permanently endow Gamma Phi Beta's leadership programs, thus releasing funds to purchase an International Headquarters. We are continually grateful for these donors and recognize their generosity with great admiration. The CEC continues to live on through its support of Gamma Phi Beta’s many leadership opportunities. 

Will Gamma Phi Beta have a new headquarters, and will it remain in Denver?
Our needs for physical space have drastically changed, and we are currently reevaluating the type of space our organization needs. For now, we have determined that it makes most sense for us to remain in Denver, Colorado. Our new address is in a smaller, leased space at 9155 E. Nichols Avenue Suite 330, Centennial, Colorado, 80112. 

Where will staff work?
For now, all staff and the business of the Sorority, Foundation and Facilities Management Company will be conducted remotely.

Will Gamma Phi Beta’s phone number change?
No, the phone number will remain 303.799.1874 even after ownership of the building is transferred.

Where can I mail donations to the Foundation?
Donations to the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation can always be made online. For those wishing to mail a check, please address your checks to Gamma Phi Beta, P.O. Box 731699, Dallas, TX 75373.

Where can I mail alumnae dues payments and other general correspondence to the Sorority?
For general correspondence, we encourage you to email the appropriate contact or gammaphibeta@gammaphibeta.org. For alumnae dues or other payments, we encourage you to submit payment online. If you prefer to mail a check, you can do so by addressing it to Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, P.O. Box 731592 Dallas, TX 75373.

What will happen to the rock?
The rock currently at IH was installed with IH in 1992. We know that this relic holds a special place in the hearts of many Gamma Phi Betas. The rock plaque will be retained and saved as a historical artifact. We are investigating future opportunities for this important symbol of our Sorority.

What does the move-out timeline look like?
In October, HistoryIT visited headquarters to transfer 400 historical items to be safely relocated to HistoryIT’s headquarters in Portland, Maine, to be stored. We will continue to digitize these items through the month of November. In December, we will begin to relocate any additional important items to off-site storage. We will transfer ownership of the building to the buyer in mid-January.