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A message from your Class Reunion Committee...

THANK YOU to all who participated in our Class of 1980 Reunion Campaign!  Because of your generous contributions, our class was able to surpass its goal and leave an even stronger legacy at The Citadel.  Our class raised 125% of its $2 million goal during our reunion campaign period of 2008-2010.  That’s $2.5 million!  Please see below for a graph of our final campaign results.

Approximately $378,446 in cash and pledges was raised to support our selected reunion projects.  Last month, The Citadel asked our Class Reunion Campaign (CRC) Committee to slightly modify the second project and to disburse proceeds from our fundraising effort as listed below:

  • First project – Class of 1980 Leadership Library and Reading Room at Daniel Library
  • Second project – Class of 1980 Basketball Team Room in McAlister Field House
  • Concurrent third project – The Citadel Fund (unrestricted)

While we succeeded in surpassing our overall goal and fully funded our first project, we did not meet the $250,000 requirements for our second project.  Thus, the modification will allow the college to immediately use dearly needed funds to shore up the McAlister Field House facilities and honor the Class of 1980’s generosity.  We have raised $98,612 towards the team room project and these monies are being disbursed as classmates’ pledges come in.

Acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders from The Citadel Foundation will list all of the above mentioned funds.  If you have any questions about your gift or pledge reminder, please contact The Citadel Foundation’s Gift Processor, Blythe Manuel, at (843) 953-6999.

Many thanks for your financial support of The Citadel during our Class Reunion Campaign.


Class of 1980 Reunion Campaign Committee

Gary Durante, Reunion Chairman      Fred Whittle, Class Chairman
Matt Chandler                                           Manny Jimenez
Chuck Lee                                                John Olshefski
Danny Quirk                                             Scott Vanvick


 First project – Class of 1980 Leadership Library and Reading Room at Daniel Library 

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