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Dick Clark Leaves $1M To His College Frat

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Television icon Dick Clark reportedly left $1 million to his college fraternity.

The Syracuse University alumnus, who passed away in April of last year, donated $1 million to the Delta Kappa Epsilon Foundation in New York. The organization handles finances for chapters across the United States.

“Dick was an exceptionally loyal and supportive member of our Fraternity throughout his lifetime, and was proud of his affiliation with DKE. We, too, are proud and honored to have called him our Brother,” the fraternity said in a statement.

A representative for the Syracuse University chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon told TMZ the $1 million donated by Dick Clark will be used to make some improvements to the frat house.

The DKE social chair stated that the interior of the building was chipped, scuffed, and showing overall signs of wear and tear. Since the upkeep is expensive, the frat hasn’t been able to make necessary repairs.

“It wouldn’t mean a lot if we blew all the money on parties because no future classes be able to appreciate it,” the source said.

Dick Clark joined the frat at Syracuse University while studying business at the college in 1947. The “world’s oldest teenager” graduated from SU in 1951.

The American Bandstand host isn’t the only famous person to join Delta Kappa Epsilon. Cole Porter, George Steinbrenner, and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst are also DKE members. Former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush are counted among the ranks as well.

In addition winning several Emmy awards, Dick Clark was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dick Clark passed away on April 18, 2012 after suffering a heart attack.

What do you think about Dick Clark leaving $1 million to his old college frat?

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5 Responses to “Dick Clark Leaves $1M To His College Frat”

  1. Jackie Berry

    So what! It was his to leave on the front porch if he wanted to….sigh!