Welcome to the Class of 1989 Homepage!
A message from your Class Chairman. . . .
Gentlemen of the Class of 1989,
Happy New Year and welcome 2013! It is hard to believe it has been almost 24 years since we walked the Citadel campus as cadets. I guess we truly are “Old Corp” now.
We had an excellent turnout at the 2012 Homecoming tailgate this year. It was great to see the regularly attending classmates as well as some old friends who came for the first time. The tailgate is becoming an annual tradition; we hope to see more classmates next year. See reverse for upcoming events.
2014 Reunion Campaign. Our 25th class reunion will be held at Homecoming in 2014. We would like for our class to be the first from the 1980’s to make a $1,000,000 pledge to the Citadel. Luckily, we’re on track, as we have raised almost $80,000 in 2012 towards our overall $1,000,000 goal.
After reviewing the long list of needs and putting the choice to our committee, we voted that our gift for the 25th reunion will be to provide $250,000 to support The Citadel Center for Free Enterprise and Political Economy’s Student Business Plan Competition. This is a new and exciting program that would be kick-started by our class. Students from all disciplines will partner to present a business plan to a panel of judges. The winner will receive the support they need to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
Our goal is to get 100% of our class to donate, however much that may be. Consider that you have until 12/31/17 to pay off a pledge you make today. That means a $10,000 pledge would consist of five $2,000 annual payments and a pledge of $1,989 would consist of five $398 annual payments. For the second consecutive year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public college in the south for institutions granting up to a master's degree. One of the major factors cited for this success is the percentage of alumni who support the school. That is why we have a goal of 100% class participation, at any giving level. Visit https://foundation.citadel.edu/1989giving to see a video about the project and to pledge your support today.
Elliott Cooper with The Citadel Foundation is our class liaison for the 2014 Reunion Campaign and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you as the details and how to give, particularly some of the unique tax advantaged opportunities. You can contact her directly, 843-953-4964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again in advanced for your continued support of the Citadel. We look forward to seeing you, soon.
Jay Holmes, Class Reunion Campaign Chairman
Class of 1989 Reunion Campaign Committee:
Save the Dates! More information to follow regarding:
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Baseball: USC at The Citadel
Happy Hour before the game in Charleston
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Baseball: The Citadel at USC
Happy Hour before the game in Columbia
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Homecoming: The Citadel vs. Wofford
Tailgate and Football Game