The Class of 2006's 10th Reunion Campaign - Join Us!

 

 

The deadline for gifts to count at the Homecoming weekend
check presentation is Friday, October 21st!

October 2016

Members of the Class of 2006,

Meet Cadet Nick Troy.  Nick is Golf Company junior majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in German.  He already sounds smarter than us.  

Cadet TroyNick grew up in Wilminton, MA and always knew he wanted to join the Marines so he considered attending Norwich and then thought better of it and came to The Citadel.  He now has a Marine contract.  He was a sailor back home and was excited to hear about the donation that was given to renovate the Citadel Boat House. 

Now let me tell you why you should care about Cadet Nick Troy:  Nick is receiving support from the Class of 2006 Scholarship.  You would never know how much that means to him without asking.

"This scholarship provides a great sense of security for me.  I have four sisters at home and this is just one less thing I know my parents do not have to worry about."  

Currently our scholarship covers 3% of his yearly tuition.  ONLY THREE PERCENT. 

It is my hope that we can finish off the 10th Reunion Campaign efforts with some gusto and not rest being satisfied with the norm.  All the other 10th Reunion classes have set projects goals of $50,000 and met them.  We did too.  Thanks to many of you, the school will forever have funds to replace and repair the flag poles on campus while displaying a brand new one on top of Bond Hall for which we will be permanently recognized on campus.  That is what everyone else did.  As the Class of 2006, we need to do something more.  

It is my hope that we can raise enough funds to bring up the Class of 2006 Scholarship to a level that is providing at least 6% of a cadet's year tuition.  SIX PERCENT.  

This is how we can do that:

  • SIX people need to commit to giving a total of $2,006 over the next four years.
  • SIX people need to commit to giving a total of $200.60 per year over the next four years.
  • SIX people need to commit to giving a total of $20.06 per month over the next four years.  

Our participation rate is approximately 26%, well below what other classes have done for their 10th reunions.  If you have thought about giving but haven't yet, step up to this challenge.

A pledge in any amount will be greatly appreciated and can be paid in installments through December 2019 but the deadline to commit is Friday, October 21st!  
I know we can do this, after all WE ARE THE CLASS OF 2006!

Please call or email myself or Josephine Rex now to discuss available options: (843) 953-6716, jrex@citadel.edu.  You can also go online, https://foundation.citadel.edu/2006giving.

Thank you and GO DOGS!,
Matt Guidera
10th Reunion Campaign Chairman
guideram1@gmail.com
(908) 310-4542

July 2016

Members of the Class of 2006, 

I hope you’ve been well since I last wrote you regarding our Class of 2006 Reunion Campaign. Our 10th Reunion Homecoming Weekend (November 4th) is quickly approaching.  Myself, and a committee of our classmates have been working hard to ensure a celebration worthy of bringing our class together for a weekend.

Class of 2006 10th Reunion Campaign
If you haven't already, I hope you participate in our Reunion Campaign. I can finally report that we have broken 2004’s 10th Reunion record for funds raised and met the first goal of replacing the flagpole atop Bond Hall and creating a maintenance endowment for other needs.  THANK YOU to those who got us there!

However, our Class Scholarship needs help!  We are still behind 2005 in participation percentage and we are over $20,000 away from the goal of $50,000 by November.  Any gift or pledge between now and homecoming made to the Class of ’06 Reunion Campaign will go directly to the Class of 2006 Academic Scholarship.  Reach out to your Company's Representative for more information on the ways to give: pledges through December 2019, matching gifts from your company, and Legacy Gifts.


The Citadel Foundation is working hand-in-hand with each class to create a reunion model that competes with our peer schools and academics. 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 2016, the Class of 2006 will return to The Citadel to celebrate their 10th Reunion. To mark this momentous occasion the class has set a goal to raise $100,000 for The Citadel.  This includes support for an important Deferred Maintenance project on campus as well as increasing the corpus of the class scholarship.  The Citadel is so thankful for the generous commitment of the Class of 2006!

Class of 2006 10th Reunion Campaign

Overall Goal: $100,000 

Class of 2006 Reunion Projects

Class of 2006 Academic Scholarship 
Goal: $50,000

Class of 2006 Citadel Flagpole Maintenance Endowment
CONGRATULATIONS!: The goal of $50,000 has been met!

A Case for Scholarship Support 

With declining state funding at an all-time low (currently under 10% of The Citadel’s operating budget), scholarship support has never been more important. In the academic year 2015-16, 80% of the Corp of Cadets received financial aid to attend The Citadel.

The Citadel's scholarship program is designed to attract outstanding high school graduates to the college, reward undergraduate academic excellence, and help those worthy students who desire financial assistance to pay for their college education. 


•Through funds donated by alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends, the college is able to provide more than $10 million in               scholarships annually.
This support translates into more than 50% of our cadets receiving non-public scholarship aid.
Scholarships range from full-ride, merit-based awards to financial support for dedicated cadets who need additional support to         complete their Citadel education.

Endowed scholarships free up funding for the college that would otherwise be needed to retain our student population.  Through careful resource allocation and diligent cost-saving efforts, The Citadel continues to provide a truly unique, high-caliber college education at a reasonable price—one reason U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks The Citadel among the best values in the South.

Class of 2006 Donations
$ 10,000.00
$ 5,000.00
$ 2,500.00
$ 1,000.00
$ 500.00
$ 250.00
$ 100.00
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Class of 2006 Volunteers
 
Results: (1 - 4) of 4
NicknameLast NameCadet Co
DrewBrooksPalmetto Battery
CaseyCrumbleyCharlie Company
BrianFlynnAlpha Company
EdwardSuttonHotel Company
Results: (1 - 4) of 4

 



Class of 2006 Reunion Campaign Projects

The Class of 2006 Academic Scholarship
Upon graduating, the Class of 2006 announced its intention to establish the Class of 2006 Scholarship. The purpose of this endowed fund is to provide support for a cadet who demonstrates financial need, who is a rising sophomore or junior, who is not receiving an athletic scholarship, and who has maintained a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA without committing a Class 1 offense.

As of Fall 2016, the fund stands with approximately $32,000 in its corpus.  The goal is to reach $50,000 by the 10th Reunion in November 2016.  Upon reaching this goal, the scholarship award for a cadet would equal 5%, or approximately $2,500 per year. 

Class of 2006 Citadel Flagpole Maintenance Endowment: COMPLETE!
This gift allows for the complete restoration of the flagpole atop Bond Hall which flies next to the Bond Hall Eagle.  The gift will include an endowment to cover the future maintenance and repair needs of flagpoles across campus so they will continue to be a point of pride for Citadel cadets and alumni for years to come.

This project will help to alleviate the deferred maintenance costs on The Citadel’s campus which exceed $110 million and increase by a staggering $3.7 million per year. These costs are typically among the most difficult to fund with philanthropic support, yet the state budget does not provide sufficient resources to maintain campus facilities. This project will ensure that The Citadel will always have the funds needed to repair and maintain the flagpoles across campus without contributing to this growing debt.

 

 


 

My Class Pages Links 

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Class of 2006 Facebook Page

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Foundation for Leadership Campaign 


Class of 2006 Contribution Form 


 

The Citadel is thankful for the generous commitment of the Class of 2006.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to 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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