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Welcome to the Class of 1974 Homepage!

This portion of The Citadel Foundation's new website (launched January 2010) will become a place for you to stay informed, keep in touch with your classmates, and hear more frequently from your Class Reunion Chairman.

Please see below for the most recent letter to your class.

November 2013

A message from your Class Reunion Chairmen.... 

 Dear Classmates:

Many of you were able to make it back to Charleston for Homecoming 2013, where you watched three classes celebrate the successes of having collectively raised $12.3 million!  Folks, our class are just one year away from celebrating our 40th reunion at Homecoming 2014—let’s blow the 2013 reunion classes out of the water!

To date, we have raised approximately $1,001,900 of our $3,000,000 goal during our reunion campaign period of 2012-2014.  Approximately $87,000 has been raised toward our selected reunion projects.  As a reminder, the projects our class has chosen to support are on the back.

Of course, you can still direct your support to other funds or areas on campus if these projects don’t interest you personally—your gift will still help our overall effort.  However, if you are interested in supporting the projects above, please designate your gift to the Class of 1974 Reunion Fund.  Simply complete and return the enclosed contribution card with your gift or you can make your gift on our safe and secure giving website, http://foundation.citadel.edu/1974giving.   You can also contact Josephine Rex with The Citadel Foundation at 843-953-6716 or via e-mail at josephine.rex@citadel.edu.

There are many flexible giving methods available during our Reunion Campaign to help us reach our goal, such as cash gifts, multi-year pledges, gifts of stock, and planned gifts.  For more information on the many ways to give, please contact The Citadel Foundation OR you can access the Reunion Q&A Guide online by visiting http://foundation.citadel.edu/Document.Doc?id=91. 

How much is the experience and the education you received at The Citadel worth?  Not the price you paid in blood, sweat and tears.  Also, how does one measure the bond with classmates and the association with an institution that conferred upon you more than just a college degree?  We hope you will consider giving back to the school that gave you so much and participate in this exciting opportunity to leave a class legacy.

Many thanks for your consideration and financial support of our Class Reunion Campaign.

Sincerely,

Class of 1974 Reunion Campaign Committee

Jim Roberts and Oren Wood, Class Reunion Campaign Co- Chairman 

Keith Coln
Louie Costa
Bill Crowe
Sandy Gibson
Rick Kellahan
Tommy McQueeney
Rod Moseley
Charlie Peberdy
Hank Scott
Rick Raybon
Ralph Tice

 

Class of 1974 Reunion Campaign
Goals and Project Information

Overall Campaign Goal: $3,000,000 in cash, pledges and deferred gifts.

Within this goal are two projects. Once the first project goal is completed, gifts designated to the class reunion will be directed towards the second project.

1st Priority Project: $500,000 to The Citadel War Memorial

  • The Citadel War Memorial design is one of remembrance, reverence, and reflection. The memorial will be appropriately located on an elevated piece of ground adjacent to Summerall Chapel and in front of the Thomas D. Howie Memorial Bell Tower and Columbarium, adjacent to the Mark Clark gravesite. The walls will be black marble with etchings for each conflict. The etchings will provide context for the sacrifice of Citadel lives and list the names of those who have fallen in combat. Those classes that support this effort with a gift of $500,000 will be recognized as a founding class with an inscription on the War Memorial in a tasteful location that does not diminish the monument’s focus on the names of those Citadel graduates who have given their lives for their country.
  • All gifts designated to the War Memorial are split. 80% of the gift is directed to The Citadel Fund and 20% to the Athletic Enhancement Fund. These funds serve the greatest and most current academic and athletic needs to campus.

2nd Priority Project: $400,000 to The Class of 1974 TCBF Memorial Scholarship

Preference for this scholarship, once endowed, will be given to a cadet athlete who is a descendant of a member of the Class of 1974 or to a deserving athlete if a Class of 1974 descendant is not eligible.

Important Notes:

  • The $2.1 million portion of our goal that is not directed towards our two projects is to account for annual gifts and deferred gifts as ALL GIFTS COUNT. Please remember to continue to support the areas of the college that depend on your annual donation. A campaign gift is above and beyond your annual support. 
  • Gifts since January 1, 2012 are counted towards the overall total. To date, the class has already raised close to $800,000 in cash and deferred gifts (these gifts have not been directed to either project).
  • The class has until 12/31/14 to make a pledge or gift. All pledges must be honored by 12/31/17.
  • The class projects require cash and pledges and cannot be fulfilled with deferred gifts. Deferred gifts do count towards the overall $3M goal.

Class of 1974, 2014 Class Reunion Update

 

 

 

March 2012

Dear ’74 Classmates, this is not your standard request from The Citadel Foundation!

We are the Class that:

·         Saved the original “Big Red” our Regimental “dog”;

·         Bailed out our Furman Raiders (I’ve recently been told they made money on the deal so we expect greater contributions from them);

·         Originated 10,000 “war stories” for our children and grandchildren (when they’re old enough).

~ Now let’s be the Class that creates another legacy ~

We are less than 3 years away from our 40th class reunion. Over the last 37 years we have lost classmates to events beyond our control: our prayers are constantly with them and their families. We’ve also lost classmates due to events within our control. Let’s change that - life’s too short not to do so! Priority 1 is to get everyone together in 2014! Priority 2 is to consider “The Class of 1974 Reunion Campaign.” 

The Citadel Foundation is working hand-in-hand with each class to create a reunion model that competes with our peer schools and academies. Through this new tradition, known as Class Reunion Campaigns (CRC), those classes celebrating significant reunions will have an opportunity to rally together in support of The Citadel and its greatest needs. More importantly, the campaign offers us a vehicle to reach out to classmates and maintain some of the most formative and important relationships we have known.

A Campaign by definition means above and beyond annual giving. During this period, we will work together (Annual Giving Class Chairman, Tommy McQueeney; Class Reunion Campaign Chairman, Billy Crowe) in conjunction with the CRC committee to ensure you understand the difference between this special effort and annual giving:

·         If you make annual gifts to The Citadel, for example to The Citadel Fund, you should continue to do so. A campaign gift by definition is above and beyond annual giving. We do not want the areas on campus that depend on your generous donations to suffer due to this special effort and all gifts made by the class are counted towards the campaign goal.

·         Our campaign gift documentation period is from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014. More information about the goals and objectives of our Class of 1974 Reunion Campaign will be forthcoming. 

·         You can also keep up to date with our CRC efforts on our class page at foundation.citadel.edu/1974.

In the coming months, members of the CRC committee will be contacting you. Additionally, Development Officer Laura Faulders with The Citadel Foundation is available to assist you so please feel free to contact her directly at 843-953-6716, or via email at josephine.rex@citadel.edu.

Thank you in advance for considering ways to support our reunion campaign, and thus our Citadel. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston during Homecoming 2014 and at our 40th reunion.

Go Dogs!

Tommy McQueeney, Annual Giving Class Chairman

Bill Crowe, Class Reunion Campaign Chairman

 

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




 

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