All Academy Challenge Update #1


Thanks to all that have participated in this year’s All Academy Challenge, and a special “thank you” to Rusty Cone for his challenge gift. Rusty made a $5,000 gift to our class project supporting the Alumni Center once ‘78 had 100 donors.  So far, ‘78 has 175 participants in the Challenge, and our Class has raised almost $200,000 towards our 50th class gift supporting the the Alumni Center with several classmates signing up to be plank owners.  Here are the top five classes supporting the Challenge*:

     Grad Year      # Donors     Class Participation %

  • 1984              193             21.09  
  • 1965              191             32.54
  • 1978              175             20.37
  • 1981              144            16.63
  • 1974              135            18.17

*As of 5:00 pm CST, Wednesday, May 19, 2021

There are about 32 hours left in the challenge.  If you are interested in participating go to and make your gift of any size as participation is what wins the Challenge.  If you want to also support our Class Gift to the Alumni Center then simply choose “Alumni Center – all classes” when making your gift.  If you want to participate in the Challenge and become an Alumni Center plank owner then go to this link for more information, or, if you are ready to become a plank owner go to

Fair winds…


Glen Woods

President, USNA Class of 1978