The Class of 1977's 40th 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 2017, the Class of 1977 will return to The Citadel to celebrate a 40th Reunion. To mark this momentous occasion the class has set a goal of $1,000,000 for The Citadel which includes support for a project on campus.
Class of 1977 Class Reunion Campaign
Overall Goal: $1,000,000
Class of 1977 Project
The Class of 1977 Great Lawn at Bastin Hall
Esteemed gentlemen and 1977 Classmates,
It’s hard to believe we are less than two years away from our 40th class reunion. At this time thirty-eight years ago, we were contemplating marriage, family, and careers – eagerly looking forward to all that life had to offer. Now it is our time to step up on behalf of the institution that helped build our character as well as our values; that helped us become “Citadel Men”. This is why we have established “The Class of 1977 40th 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 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 maintain 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 Chairmen, Willis Tisdale and Jim Danielson, 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:
•For example, if you are already making annual gifts to The Citadel Fund 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, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2017. More information about the goals and objectives of our Class of 1977 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/1977giving.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, you can reach out to me as well, at email@example.com.
I personally want to thank each of you in advance for considering ways to support our reunion campaign, and thus our Alma Mater. We will 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 2017 and at our 40th reunion.
Oh Thank Heaven for ’77!
Class of 1977 Reunion Campaign Chairman
Class of 1977 Reunion Campaign Committee
Ron Yaggi, 1st BN rep
Tony DeWitt, 2nd BN rep
Craig Mento, 3rd BN rep
Jeffrey Shuman, 4th BN rep
Class of 1977 Volunteers
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Class of 1977 Reunion Campaign Project
Class of 1977 CRC Committee has chosen the Class of 1977 Great Lawn at Bastin Hall as the project for the Class of 1977 Class Reunion Campaign.
Class of 1977 Contribution Form
The Citadel is thankful for the generous commitment of the Class of 1977.
If you have any questions, please contact your Development Officer:
Elliott B. Cooper
Director of Development for Annual and Reunion Giving