Sigma Alpha Epsilon depends on your generosity to elevate our members’ experience to the highest levels—learning how to become True Gentlemen and taking that knowledge out into the world. We want to highlight just one of our many donors who support this organization.

Lon Deckard is a member of the Kentucky Epsilon chapter at the University of Kentucky. He is a devoted supporter of the SAE Foundation because he wants young brothers to get as much out of the organization as he did as an undergraduate. He is a Ruby Level donor and has made regular contributions to the Annual Loyalty Fund for the last 25 years. Read more about Lon below and click here for more information about the SAE Foundation.

What is your favorite SAE memory?

When asked to recall his favorite SAE memory, Lon answered simply, “Friendship.” Lon maintains 50-year-old friendships with his chapter brothers from Kentucky to this day and said that his wife has even developed her own friendship with their spouses.

What offices did you hold?

Lon was the Social Chairman of his chapter for several semesters. As an alumnus, he served on the Kentucky Epsilon House Corporation when the chapter built the new house.

Why do you give to SAE?

Lon states that he gives back to SAE because “It gave me so much.”

What have you done professionally?

Lon is an entrepreneur. He has started, grown, and sold several businesses throughout his career. He currently owns one company, Quadrel, Inc.

What advice do you have for undergraduates?

Lon wants undergraduates to know that they should “savor every moment; It goes by really quickly.” Understanding that currently, the college experience is different due to the global pandemic, Lon still encourages students to take advantage of being in school and to “Make friends, keep them, treasure those memories.”