The Class of 1968 50th Reunion Campaign - Join Us!

 

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. Please join the class in leaving a legacy at The Citadel!

In November 2018, the Class of 1968 will return to The Citadel to celebrate a 50th Reunion. To mark this momentous occasion the class has set a goal of $TBD for The Citadel which includes support for a project on campus. 

Class of 1968 Class Reunion Campaign

Overall Goal: $3,000,000

Class of 1968 Project

The Class of 1968 Legacy Scholarship
Goal: $1,000,000
and
The Class of 1968 Athletic Memorial Scholarship
Goal: $133,000
*this will bring the balance of the scholarship to $500,000 and will then be fully endowed 

 

 

September 2016

Dear Gentlemen,

On behalf of our Class of 1968 Reunion Campaign Committee, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of The Citadel. It is only with the support and dedication of alumni, family and friends that the College continues to excel as a distinguished institution.

I agreed to serve as our 50th Reunion Chair for a number of reasons. First, Chris Hoffman asked me to do so and considering his many years as our Class Chairman I wanted to say thank you in a meaningful way. Second, my Citadel experienced changed my life. The educational experience, the leadership experience and even the discipline and restricted lifestyle served me well and I want to give back.

Finally, I experienced a career break due to a chance encounter with the Chairman and CEO of my company. He had just returned from the Charleston area as a VIP guest at the Ryder Cup golf tournament held at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. The pre-tournament festivities included an ocean front gala where Citadel cadets escorted guests and were part of the opening ceremonies. I was based in Denver at the time, as a middle level manager, where coincidentally a Board meeting was scheduled and I was responsible for handling the transportation needs of the meeting attendees including that same Chairman and CEO. When I picked him up at the airport he told me about his trip to the Ryder Cup and the positive experience with the Citadel cadets he had met. He asked me many questions about my Citadel experience in a probing way that only a CEO can do. Shortly thereafter I was invited to interview for a significant senior leadership position at the company and got the job. To this day, I firmly believe that the chance Citadel encounter by the CEO paved the way for the interview and my Citadel education and training allowed me to succeed once I got the job. That is my story and I would encourage you to tell us your story on why you support the College and why you are willing to support our 50th Reunion campaign in a manner that is meaningful to you.

The Class of 1968 is a trail blazing class in a number of ways. Joe Nuttall said it best when he said our class is “Clearly Ahead”. A member of our class chaired the Board of Visitors, others served as President of the Brigadier Foundation three separate times. Leaders of our class made the Legislative BBQ what it is today, established the Stray Dogs, and as a class, we made the first $1.0 million plus Class Reunion gift. We have set the bar high and after thorough consideration, the overall goal will be $3.0 million in cash, pledges, and legacy gifts by December 31, 2018. Going forward, the following will be our areas of focused support during the Reunion Campaign:

Class of 1968 Legacy Scholarship: Goal of $1,000,000

•This endowed scholarship will provide funds for existing Citadel cadets experiencing dire financial need. Absent these funds, these cadets would be required to leave the College. We cannot allow this to happen.

Class of 1968 Memorial Athletic Scholarship: Goal of $133,000

•This endowed athletic scholarship is in place to provide a cadet-athlete the ability to excel in our unique military environment. The $133,000 target will bridge the gap making this scholarship fully endowed allowing disbursement of funds to deserving cadet athletes.

These projects were selected based upon the full consensus of our Reunion Committee while considering the interests ofThe Citadel50th Reunion Campaignour class and the College overall. However, you can direct your support to any fund or area on campus if the selected projects do not coincide with your philanthropic objectives.

Here are a few things to note as we move forward:

•A campaign gift is intended to be something meaningful, above and beyond your annual support. Please continue to support those areas of the college that depend on your annual donation. Remember, ALL GIFTS COUNT toward the overall $3M goal.

•The class has until December 31st, 2018 to make a commitment of a pledge or gift, and pledge fulfilment can be extended through December 31st, 2021.

•The class project requires cash and pledges to meet the goal. Legacy gifts will count towards the overall $3M goal. What that really means is that while we can allocate legacy gifts to either one of the projects to greatly enhance their impact in the future, our hope is to raise a total of $1,133,000 in cash and pledges to immediately meet these scholarship needs.

If you haven’t been an annual contributor ~ now is the time to start giving back. Our reunion year is the perfect time for the Class of 1968 to continue our tradition of leadership, by making a personally significant gift to ensure our legacy at The Citadel.

In the coming months, your designated Company Representative will be contacting you to ask for your consideration to make an outright gift, a pledge, and/or legacy gift to meet the goals of our Class Reunion Campaign. The committee will be assisted by Josephine Rex with The Citadel Foundation and you may contact her directly with any questions you have regarding our Class Reunion Campaign at 843-953-6716 or via e-mail at jrex@citadel.edu.

Many thanks for your consideration and financial support of The Citadel.

For the Class of 1968 50th Reunion Campaign Committee,
Warm Regards,
Joe Nothwang
Class Reunion Campaign Chairman
201-745-6963|
joenothwang@optimum.net

Thanks also from:
Chris Hoffman – Annual Giving Chairman
Ken Daniels – 1st Battalion Representative
Billy Jenkinson – 2nd Battalion Representative
Jerry Bacon – 3rd Battalion Representative
Barney Bornhorst – 4th Battalion Representative

 April 2016

Dear Classmates,

It’s hard to believe we are less than two years away from our 50th class reunion. At this time forty-eight years ago, many of us were contemplating military service, job searches, careers, relocations and even marriage – eagerly looking forward to all that life had to offer. The times were tumultuous, the Vietnam War was raging, a Presidential election campaign was well underway and there were demonstrations in the streets. Some things have not changed. Now it is time to step up once again on behalf of the institution that helped build our character, and our values that helped us become “Citadel Men”. This is why we have established “The Class of 1968 50th Reunion Campaign”.

The Citadel Foundation works 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 each of us a vehicle to reach out to our classmates and reestablish or maintain and nourish some of the most formative and important relationships we have known. 

A campaign by definition means above and beyond annual giving. During this period, our Annual Giving Class Chairman, Chris Hoffman will work closely with me as the Class Reunion Campaign Chairman and the CRC committee. It is most important during a Class Reunion Campaign to understand the difference between this special effort and annual giving. If you are already making annual gifts to The Citadel Foundation or the Brigadier Foundation, please continue to do so. We do not want those areas on campus that depend on your generous donations to suffer due to this special effort. And most importantly, all of these gifts will be counted towards our CRC goal.  

•Our campaign gift documentation period spans a three-year duration, from Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2018. More information about the goals and objectives of our Class of 1968 Reunion Campaign will be forthcoming.  

•You can also keep up to date with our CRC efforts on our class page at https://foundation.ciatdel.edu/1968giving.

•For those classmates in the Charleston area we are hosting a luncheon on Tuesday, April 12th that you are invited to. To learn more please visit https://foundation.citadel.edu/50thCharlestonevent

In the coming months, classmates who are members of the CRC committee will be contacting you. Additionally, Development Officer, Veronica Vereen with The Citadel Foundation, is available to assist you, so please feel free to contact her directly at 843-953-1861, or via email at vvereen@citadel.edu. As always, you can reach out to me as well, at joenothwang@optimum.net  or by phone at 201-745-6963. 

I want to thank Chris, for his tireless efforts for many years on our behalf and to Ken, Billy, Jerry, and Barney for joining us in this important work. It is a great team. I also want to personally thank each of you in advance for considering ways to support our reunion campaign, and thus our Alma Mater. Each of us has our own reasons for giving and we will provide opportunities over the campaign for our classmates to share their story. We will also be sharing a number of flexible giving alternatives that are available as you consider your CRC support. Remember, it is not how much you give, but the fact that you choose to participate at the most meaningful level possible. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston during Homecoming 2018 and at our 50th reunion.

Go Dogs!

Joe Nothwang 
Class of 1968 Reunion Campaign Chairman

Class of 1968 Reunion Campaign Committee
Mr. Chris Hoffman
Mr. Ken Daniels, 1st Battalion Representative 
COL William Jenkinson, 2nd Battalion Representative
Mr. Jerry Bacon, 3rd Battalion Representative
COL Barney Bornhorst, 4th Battalion Representative 

 


 

Class of 1968 Donations
$ 10,000.00
$ 5,000.00
$ 2,500.00
$ 1,000.00
$ 500.00
$ 250.00
$ 100.00
$    
 
Class of 1968 Volunteers
 
Results: (1 - 3) of 3
NicknameLast NameCadet Co
KenDanielsCharlie Company
RodEngardNovember Company
PeterWehmanDelta Company
Results: (1 - 3) of 3

 




Class of 1968 Reunion Campaign Projects

The Class of 1968 CRC Committee has chosen two scholarships as the projects for the Class of 1968 Class Reunion Campaign.

Class of 1968 Legacy Scholarship
Goal: $1,000,000
This endowed scholarship will provide funds for existing Citadel cadets who are experiencing dire financial need. Absent these funds, these cadets would be required to leave the College. We cannot allow this to happen.

Class of 1968 Athletic Scholarship
Goal: $133,000
This endowed athletic scholarship is in place to provide a cadet-athlete the ability to excel in The Citadel’s unique military environment. This goal ensures that the scholarship will become fully endowed and can be awarded to provide full tuition for a deserving cadet athlete.

 


 

The Citadel is thankful for the generous commitment of the Class of 1968.

If you have questions, please reach out to your class Development Officer:

Rex, Josephine

Josephine Rex
Assistant Director of Class Reunion Campaigns 
(843) 953-6716
jrex@citadel.edu

 

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