Rebounding from two years of smaller attendance due to COVID-19 protocols, Faux Founders Day 2023, organized by Parker Weil, Beta Pi ’85, was held at Olde City Cheesesteak and Brew with approximately 30 Beta Pi alumni in attendance.  

This year’s event had a decidedly Philadelphia ambience in a bar that presents itself as the place to be to view Philadelphia sports teams, both collegiate and professional, on their many televisions. The walls were covered with posters, banners, flags, photos, and pennants. All displayed Philadelphia-based teams including Penn State University. Brothers also enjoyed scrumptious cheesesteaks, wings, and fries. Scott Krase, Beta Pi ’86, is part-owner of this latest destination for Beta Pi fraternity brothers from the late 80’s to gather and discuss family, careers, and recent events in their lives. Among the brothers in attendance were: 

David Stonberg ’86  Ken Esterow ’83 Parker Weil ‘85
Ross Weiner ’80 Steven Wayne ’85 Hank Weiss ‘85
Andy Kurtz ’85 Jamie Gertler ’85 Andrew Gold ‘85
Josh Dvorin ’85 Tommy Sandler ’84 Jamie Michelson ‘84
Zev Abraham ’84 Jeff Tepper ’84 Scott Tolchin ‘86
Brad Silver ’86 Ben Young ’86 Mark Stein ‘87
Ari Horowitz ’87 Bruce Darringer ’87 Kyle Solomon ‘87
John Gamba ’87 Brad Finkelstein ’87 Michael Lipsky ‘87
John Kasselakis ’89 Rob Epstein ’83 Jeff Horing ‘83
Larry Israeloff 83 Morty Cohen ‘65  


Some of the brothers proudly wore Pi Kappa Alpha paraphernalia as they stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a rear area of the establishment set aside for this annual traditional get-together. 

Once again, Parker Weil promised everyone a good time and delivered on his promise. Thanks to Parker for bringing-it all together. All of Beta Pi should look forward to Faux Founders Day 2024. No matter when you were initiated, you are always welcome. If you missed it this year, you missed a good time.