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Welcome to the Class of 1971 Homepage!

A message from your Reunion Campaign Committee. . . .



The clock is ticking—we are now one month away from our 40th reunion at Homecoming 2011!  We have waited three long years for this moment—the opportunity to show the rest of The Citadel family what the Class of 1971 is made of when we present our check to General Rosa during half time of the Homecoming football game.  Even better than celebrating the fruits of our efforts is the chance to experience the celebration with you all, members of the great Class of 1971.

As we prepare to march through those gates, step back onto campus, and stand proudly as a class to present a check at Homecoming, we have the opportunity to play a profound role in the college’s future.  Regardless of the amount of your financial support, your simple participation in our class’s effort will advance the forward march of progress on The Citadel campus.  Will you join us for this important formation?

As state funding continues to drop, alumni support is more important than ever before.  State support to The Citadel is projected to be 8.8% of the school’s operating budget.  Now, and especially during the momentous occasion of our 40th, has never been a better time to give back to our alma mater.

To date, we have raised approximately $2.2 million of our $3 million goal during our reunion campaign period of 2009-2011.  Of the money raised, approximately $539,719 has been raised toward our selected reunion projects, which are:

                  1)      Lieutenant General John W. and Donna K. Rosa Scholarship

2)      Charlie Baker Football Scholarship

3)      Class of 1971 Scholarship

4)   The Citadel Fund (25% of each gift)


These projects were selected based on our class’s interests and The Citadel’s greatest needs.  However, you can direct your support to any fund or area on campus if these projects don’t coincide with your philanthropic interests.

Already participated?  THANK YOU for your support!  Thought about it but haven’t done so yet?  You can still participate in our Class Reunion Campaign on or before December 31st, 2011.  Simply click here to make your gift on our safe and secure website.  If you have any questions about our Class Reunion Campaign, please contact Development Officers Jessica King-Bernard (843-953-5389 or or Laura Faulders (843-953-9078 or with The Citadel Foundation.

Many thanks for your consideration and financial support of our Class Reunion Campaign.  See you at Homecoming in just a few short weeks! 

Sincerely yours,

Danny McQueeney, Reunion Campaign Chairman

Reunion Committee Members:

Bo Aughtry                   Tip Hargrove                Billy Mills
Mike Davitt                   Ned Jervey                   Charlie Swanson

Class Reunion Campaign Update

As of August 31, 2011:

  • $2.2 million raised
  • 41.31% class participation

Thank you for your continued support of our class reunion fundraising and participation efforts. If you haven't done so yet, please take this opportunity to Donate Now!



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