Jim Victor '68

James “Jim” William Victor (Iowa State ’68) of Davenport, Iowa died in a tragic motor sports accident in July 2018. An Iowa Xi Brother, he was initiated in 1965.

In his estate, Jim left a gift of over $1,000,000 to Iowa Xi. It was the largest ever legacy or planned gift left to Phi Kappa Theta by an alumnus in the nation.  It is also one of the largest gifts left to a chapter by an alumnus in the nation.

Jim Victor was made a member of Phi Kappa Theta’s Second Founders Society on January 25, 2020. His example of planned giving is a model to inspire all Phi Kaps.

“Give, expecting nothing thereof.”  Jim lived the Phi Kappa Theta motto. He generously supported philanthropies in the Quad Cities, Iowa State University, and Phi Kappa Theta Iowa Xi chapter.

When describing their brother, Jim’s siblings named the following traits: study, hard work, philanthropy, friendship, and fun.

Jim was a model Phi Kap in life and in death. He embodied the leadership, fraternal, intellectual, social and spiritual values of Phi Kappa Theta. The men of Iowa Xi are proud to have known Jim as a fraternity brother and friend. His legacy will continue to help develop and define Phi Kaps at Iowa State for generations to come.

The Jim Victor Endowment was established to invest in Phi Kappa Theta programs at Iowa State University and nationally.

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