Today I share with you a newsletter from our USNA Foundation’s Director of Class Giving Programs. I think you will find it informative and it gives me an opportunity to say once again “thanks” to all you that supported our 40th Class Gift.
Class Giving Update
Greetings from your class giving team at the Naval Academy Foundation!
|With 10 months under my belt as the associate director of class giving programs, the number one request I’ve received from fellow alumni is greater and more frequent updates and information on the progress of class projects and the overall impact of class giving. In response to your requests, we’ve launched this newsletter, which we plan to produce periodically for the leaders of classes currently on projects.
Our goal is to keep you as informed as possible, and I expect our format to evolve based on your feedback. Please let us know what additional information we can provide and how we can better serve your needs.
CLASSES FINISHING PROJECTS
A huge BZ goes to the classes of ’58, ’68, ’78, ’88, ’98 and ’08. In total, these classes raised nearly $6 million in support of our great Naval Academy. Below is a quick look at what these class projects supported:
|CLASS||NAVAL ACADEMY FUND||ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE||LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE||ADMISSION EXCELLENCE||PHYSICAL MISSION
|58||X||Larson Leadership Award||$456,000|
Thank you to all the class officers, fundraisers, committee members, advocates, etc… who played a role in making the “8’s” so great. Your super effort led to HUGE results. You have set the bar high.
While the classes of ’68 and ’78 in particular really CRUSHED IT, the most striking results came from our very first First Gift class, the Class of 2008. The First Gift program began back in 2008 under my predecessor, Rich Goldsby, and has been spearheaded the last four years by Melissa Nelson, assistant director of class giving. Kudos to Rich and Melissa and a huge BZ to class president Don Horner and all the members of 2008 for raising $366,000—three times what the average 10-year reunion class raised prior to the launch of First Gift. Simply OUTSTANDING!
A special thanks to Gary Storm, president of ’68 and Joe Conway, ’68 fundraising chair, for the generous support for the refurbishment of the Chapel doors. The doors look fantastic!
Also, I believe the class of ’68 achieved something not many, if any, have achieved in that they had 100 percent participation from all 27 of their flag officers. A ton of hard work went in to making that happen. THANK YOU!
CLASSES ON DECK TO START PROJECTS IN 2019
The following classes are in various stages of kicking off a project in 2019. We have reached out to many of you and are hoping to finalize all MOUs in the first half of 2019. We know you still have many unanswered questions so please carve out some time and give us a call so we can keep everyone on track and moving forward. We are looking forward to working with the classes of ’73, ’83, ’92, ’93, ’02, ’03 and ’11.
CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR “SPRING TRAINING” HERE IN ANNAPOLIS
The classes of ’74, ’84, ’94, ’04 and ’12 are invited to attend a “spring training” session for their projects that will begin in 2020. Training is scheduled for Thursday, 25 April from 1-4 p.m.
Thanks to all of you who not only give your money but also give so much time, energy and passion to this great place.
Talk with you soon,
Dan Quattrini ’81
Associate Director, Class Giving Programs
President, USNA Class of 1978