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Welcome to the Class of 1981 Homepage!

A message from your Reunion Campaign Committee. . . .

In a matter of weeks, we will be together in Charleston for our 30th reunion.  A focal point of the weekend festivities will occur when the Class of 1981 presents a check to General Rosa at halftime.  Each of us must do our part to ensure that we are proud of ourselves and our class when we deliver that check.

As a class, our historical giving has lagged behind most other classes. If we want to do our part, we have a lot of work to do.  Our 30th reunion year is the perfect time for the Class of 1981 to make a financial commitment to ensure our legacy at The Citadel.  The projects/goals presented to our class by the school have been identified as priority needs.  Based upon The Citadel Foundation’s input, the Class of 1981 was given the Daniel Library Courtyard Renovation as our naming opportunity.  As donations come in to The Citadel Foundation earmarked for the Class of 1981 Class Reunion Campaign, The Citadel Foundation will credit the funds to this primary project.  Once the minimum financial goal of $500,000 for the Daniel Library Courtyard has been met, the remainder of donations earmarked for the Class of 1981 Class Reunion Campaign will be allocated to our secondary project, The Citadel Fund. Our overall reunion campaign goal is $1.5 million(including deferred gifts), and all gifts given during the 2009-2011 timeframe will count toward this overall goal.  Since our Class Reunion Campaign (CRC) began in January 2009, we have raised a little over $1.1 million.

Any gift you make during our reunion campaign will help our overall effort.  However, we ask that in addition to any annual support you already contribute to The Citadel, you will also consider the most meaningful way in which you can support our Class Reunion Campaign.  If you haven’t been an annual contributor, now is the time to start giving back to our alma mater. Simply click here to make your gift on our safe and secure giving page.  All pledges to our Class Reunion Campaign need to be made as soon as possible, but you will have until the end of 2014 to finish paying your pledges.

Our class and the Reunion Committee will be assisted by Rhonda Breeland, Development Officer for The Citadel Foundation. Please contact her with any questions you may have regarding our Class Reunion Campaign at 843-953-5258, toll-free at 1-800-233-1842, or via email at .

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


David B. Summer, Jr, Reunion Chairman

Class of 1981 Reunion Gift Committee

Steven B. Berlin           David J. LeBlanc, Sr.
Tom Blackwell             John M. Palms, Jr.
Barre M. Butler            Thomas L. Read, Jr.
Richard Farrier, Jr.      Robert Scott
Walter M. Frick             Ellison M. Smith, III

PS - for information on our reunion festivities, please visit

Class of 1981 Reunion Campaign Update

As of August 31, 2011:

  • $1.1 million raised toward our $1.5 million overall goal
  • $280,663 funds raised toward our $500,000 project goal
  • 36.13% class participation

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


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