Ali Farhang - 2019 Father of the Year

Ali Farhang

Dear Brothers,

It is a great pleasure to announce that the Tucson Father’s Day Council has selected our brother and colleague Ali Farhang as a 2019 Father of the Year.  This is an honor not only to Ali and for his lovely wife Lia as well as his children Xavier and Soren, but also for Beta Phi!  

Being honored for accomplishments as an excellent father is a distinction sought by many but attained by few.  Having known Ali for many years, I know that there is no one more deserving of such an honor and this award will give him the utmost pride.  When Ali is not hard at work managing Tucson’s most dynamic law firm, you can find him on the field coaching his children’s teams.  Ali’s commitment to his family is matched by his commitment to helping Tucson flourish and the young people he coaches succeed.

The dinner honoring Ali will be held at Loews Ventana Canyon on Saturday, June 1st with more than 500 family members, friends and business colleagues of the honorees expected to attend.  The proceeds from the dinner will benefit type 1 diabetes research and endowment at the Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona through its mission to prevent and cure the disease.  The Steele Children’s Research Center seeks to improve the lives of the children and families in Southern Arizona living with this disease.

You can help make this honor even more memorable for Ali by attending the dinner, as well as including a message in the commemorative 2019 Father of the Year Tribute Journal.  If you are unable to attend, please consider purchasing a tribute message on his behalf.

Please take a moment to visit to make a donation securely online or to buy tickets for the evening's events.  Your support will mean a great deal to our good friend Ali, as well as his family.  We would love to see a strong showing from our brotherhood!  

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the 2019 Father of the Year Awards Dinner and Gala.

Kevin Stombaugh, Marco Mercaldo and Barry Baker


Beta Phi Hall of Honor Luncheon

April 25, 2019
11:45 AM MDT to 1:30 PM MDT

Phoenix Country Club
2901 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Please circle Thursday April 25 on your calendar and plan on participating.

House Tours Available

The Sigma Chi Fraternity House is open anytime for Alumni to tour.  Just knock on the door and ask to have a look around.

We are still collecting donations to help pay off the loan. If you would like to increase your current pledge amount or add a new pledge please contact Kevin Stombaugh, President - Beta Phi Educational Foundation, Inc. at 520-429-4426 or