Arthur R. Thomas, Esq.

During the 1997 National Conclave, Hon. Arthur R. Thomas, Esq., then the International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., proposed and adopted Section X to the National Constitution & Bylaws, thus creating the National Sigma Beta Club Foundation.

On June 1, 2005, under the direction of President Thomas, the National Sigma Beta Club Foundation was established with the expressed purpose of developing policies and procedures for the operation of the youth affiliate entity of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity- its Sigma Beta Clubs. This National Program, under the directions of the National Sigma Beta Club Foundation, fostered the beginning of a new era in the history of Phi Beta Sigma, which resulted in the chartering of Sigma Beta Clubs through its youth mentoring program of youth males between the ages of 8 – 18 throughout the United States and abroad.