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Fund Raising and Class Mate Raising 101 Class of 1970 Annual Meeting 35 th Reunion Alumni Hall Annapolis, MD September 3, 2005 Partial Update December.

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1 Fund Raising and Class Mate Raising 101 Class of 1970 Annual Meeting 35 th Reunion Alumni Hall Annapolis, MD September 3, 2005 Partial Update December 14, 2009

2 2 Types of Funds Restricted Funds –Funds designated for a specific project or purpose –Examples: Brick and Mortar Projects – Robert Crown Sailing Center Endowment of an Academic Chair such as Leadership or Aerospace Engineering Unrestricted Funds –Funds to be used at the discretion of the Superintendent or the President and CEO USNA Alumni Association and Foundation to fulfill day to day requirements or emergent needs –Examples: Superintendent can support minor activities that are not self-sustaining, but make a significant contribution to the welfare of Midshipmen President and CEO USNA Alumni Association and Foundation pays the salaries of the Alumni Association staff who provide Alumni Services or the fundraisers who raise both Restricted and Unrestricted Funds. –Member of Franklin Buchanan Society for Gift of $100,000 - $499,999 Areas Sponsored –East Landing –Small Music Practice Room –Coaches’ Conference Room Goal: $100,000 Total Contributions: $120,321 Number of Donors: TBD Percentage of Participation: TBD

3 3 Why do we need to raise Restricted and Unrestricted Funds? Answers: –The government only provides funding to SUFFICIENCY. –U. S. Naval Academy Alumni, Midshipmen and Parents desire EXCELLENCE. –Do you want the U.S. Naval Academy to look like the Norfolk Naval Station or the U.S. Naval Academy? –Do you want the Ogle Hall (Alumni House) to look like an old historic building falling into disrepair or a Historic Flagship Building for the Alumni Association of USNA symbolic of EXCELLENCE?

4 4 Why do we need to raise Restricted and Unrestricted Funds? (Continued) Fundraising is the DELTA that turns sufficiency into the MARGIN of EXCELLENCE!!! You are the DELTA!!!! Be a member of the team who supports EXCELLENCE by contributing within your means. Class of 1970 has 120 loyal givers who have doing the contribution heavy lifting over the years. Are you one of these 120 classmates? If not, now is the time to become an energized participant. There are also heavy lifters who give of their time, i.e, your Reunion Committee, Class Fundraiser, Class Officers, and members of the Board of Trustees.

5 5 Class of 1970 USNA Fundraising Projects Alumni Hall –Member of Franklin Buchanan Society for Gift of $100,000 - $499,999 Areas Sponsored –East Landing (Isherwood Landing) –Small Music Practice Room –Coaches’ Conference Room Goal: $100,000 Total Contributions: $120,321

6 6 Alumni Hall

7 7 Isherwood Landing Inside East Entrance

8 8 Class of 1970 USNA Fundraising Projects (Continued) Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center Area Sponsored –Naval Academy Seal Goal: $75,000 Total Contributions: $106,469 Number of Donors: 252 Percentage of Participation: 37%

9 9 Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center

10 10 Class of 1970 USNA Fundraising Projects (Continued) Renovation of Robert Crown Sailing Center Area Sponsored –Collegiate Sailing Hall of Fame Final Goal: $ 1,000,000 Total Pledges: $ 971,782 Total Contributions To Date (8/31/2005): $742,744 Pledge Balance: $ 229,038 Number of Donors: 178 Percentage of Participation: 26%

11 11 Robert Crown Sailing Center

12 12 Class of 1970 USNA Fundraising Projects (Continued) Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (USNA Football Stadium) Upgrade Area Sponsored –China Service Battle Arch Final Goal: $ 250,000 Total Contributions: $ 250,000 Number of Donors: 2

13 13 Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

14 14 Battle Arch Event in History Description

15 15 Class Battle Arch

16 16 Class of 1970 USNA Fundraising Projects (Continued) 40 th Reunion Class Project Area(s) Sponsored –Athletic and Scholarship Foundation $250K –Center for Ethical Leadership $250K –Annual Fund $207,070 Final Goal: $707,070 Percentage of Participation Goal: 70% Initial Committee Formed – More Volunteers Welcomed –Nick Williams – Class Fundraiser –Dick Thompson –Gino Marchetti –Nubi Knudsen –Lynn Widener

17 17 Class of 1970 USNA Fundraising Projects (Continued) Summary Average Percentage of Participation* for Contribution of Restricted Funds –Classes of the 70s Decade: 30.14% –Classes of the 60s Decade: 35.88% –Class of 1954 for current project: 80% ( Yes, it is Eighty Percent!!! BZ to ‘54!!!) –Class of 1970 »Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center: 37% »Robert Crown Sailing Center Renovation: 26% PARTICIPATION has been and will continue to be the key to successful fundraising. The point is not how much you contribute, but that you contribute within your means to the project or activity of your choice. We are at a place in our lives where we can look back on out time at USNA and realize what a tremendous impact it has had on each of us. When we do so, our decision to give back becomes a simple one. We are Alumni of the premier leadership development institution in the world. The extremely successful current campaign is appropriately named, Leaders to Serve the Nation. We serve the nation in both the military and civilian sectors with our leadership. * Percentage of Participation is defined as the number of reachable donors, i.e., those that can be physically solicited.

18 18 Class of 1970 Annual Fund (Unrestricted Funds) Annual Fund 2000 –Total Contributions: $51,518 –Number of Donors: 120 –Percentage of Participation: 18% 2001 –Total Contributions: $202,183 –Number of Donors: 120 –Percentage of Participation: 18% 2002 –Total Contributions: $115,639 –Number of Donors: 123 –Percentage of Participation: 18%

19 19 Class of 1970 Annual Fund (Unrestricted Funds) (Continued) Annual Fund 2003 –Total Contributions: $ 126,035 –Number of Donors: 194 –Percentage of Participation: 28% 2004 –Total Contributions: $ 164,108 –Number of Donors: 199 –Percentage of Participation: 29% 2005 (Letter to be sent after 35 th Reunion – IDC stops calling 12/17/05) –Total Contributions: $ 48,868 –Number of Donors: 99 –Percentage of Participation: TBD »TBD

20 20 Class of 1970 Annual Fund (Unrestricted Funds) (Continued) Annual Fund Summary –Overall: A very respectable and generous history of giving. –However, the Class of 1971 has BEATEN us every year in participation and contributions from 2000 to They are leading so far in We are the senior class in the ’70s decade. We need to lead in every way possible!!! –The Class of 1970 has beaten the participation average of all classes from 2000 to –There are around 200 classmates who consistently contribute to the Annual Fund. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM? »TBD

21 21 USNA Annual Fund Giving from 2005 to 2009 (as of 12/09/2009) Comparison of Class of 1970 with the Class that Graduated before 1970 and after 1970

22 22 Class of 1970 USNA Legacy Giving – All Funds 10/1/2000 – 8/31/2005 Total Class of 1970 legacy Giving: $ 4,862,168 –Kevin W. Sharer Endowment: $ 1,480,625 –USNA Football Stadium Upgrade: $ 1,379,580 –Robert Crown Sailing Center: $ 970,406 –Foundation Unrestricted: $ 808,426 –Alumni Association Unrestricted: $ 12,078 –Twenty-five Other Activities: $ 1,181,459 –$ 2002 –Total Contributions: $ XXXXX –Number of Donors: XXX –Percentage of Participation: TBD 2001 –Total Contributions: $ XXXXX –Number of Donors: XXX –Percentage of Participation: TBD 2000 –Total Contributions: $ XXXXX –Number of Donors: XXX –Percentage of Participation: TBD »TBD

23 23 Class of 1970 USNA Fundraising Projects for the Fleet USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) Sponsor –First Commanding Officer: CAPT Bill Parks ‘70 Items Provided –Complete Set of Wardroom China –Sterling Silver Punch Bowl –Annual Leadership Awards for Outstanding Junior Officer and Petty Officer »Award Plaques for Wardroom and Crew’s Mess »Individual Plaques for Winners (20 years) –Large Class of 1970 Class Crest with Honorary Plankowners Names –Provided $2,000 for Post Commissioning Ceremony Reception Goal: $10,000 Total Contributions: $11,530 Total Donors: 151 (18% of Class) Honorary Plankowners: 103 (Minimum of $70 Contribution)

24 24 Class of 1970 USNA Fundraising Projects for the Fleet (Continued) USS HOPPER (DDG 70) Sponsor Items Provided –Annual Leadership Awards for Outstanding Junior Officer »Award Plaque for Wardroom »Individual Plaque for Winner (20 years) –Annual Leadership Awards for Outstanding Junior Officer and Petty Officer »Award Plaque for Crew’s Mess »Individual Plaque for Winner (20 years)

25 25 Class of 1970 Goals for 35 th Reunion Goals for 35 th Reunion (Baseline Source for numbers is 4 November 2004) –Increase Life membership from 42% to 70% (360 to 593) Current : 365 –Increase correct addresses in USNA AA database to 700 (472 to 700) Current: –USNA AA database: 539 –Nick Visco’s List: 685 –Recruit, assign and utilize Battalion and Company Reps for more effective communications (0 to 42) Current: 30 –Companies needed: 10, 12, 19, 22, 24, and 33. No Battalion Reps utilized. –Increase President’s Circle members from 26 to 45 (70% growth) Current: 30

26 26 Class of 1970 Goals for 35 th Reunion (Continued) Goals for 35 th Reunion (Baseline Source for numbers is 4 November 2004) (Continued): –Add Thursday night Reception for Class of 1970 Alumni, Sweethearts and Guests with Goal of 200 Attendees Current: 430 –Friday Night Banquet attendance of 800 including Class of 1970 Alumni, Sweethearts and Guests Current: 480 –Approve Class Project for completion prior to or by 40 th Reunion Current: Committee formed. Still seeking additional volunteers. –Company Representatives personally contact all Alumni (Grad and non-Grad) of their Company and encourage their attendance at the 35 th Reunion Current: Work in Progress

27 27 Class of 1970 Goals for 35 th Reunion (Continued) Volunteers for Chairman of the following Committees: Distinguished Graduate Award Nomination (John Montgomery) Nominating Committee for 35 th Reunion (Dan Bowler) 11 th Company Wardroom Support (Fred Hall) Governace Committee (Barry Steelman) Tailgates for all Occasions (Gino Marchetti / Rick Heaton) Class Luncheons and Dinners (Jim Carter) 40 th Reunion Class Project (Nick Williams) 40 th Reunion Committee Chairman (Dan Bowler) Fundraising (Nick Williams) –Committee members »Dave Martin »Dick Thompson »Gino Marchetti »Ed Moore President’s Circle (Clint Adams) Memorial Affairs and Recognition for Deceased Classmates and Family Support (Royal Connell (Temporary)) Class History and Sea Stories of the Class of 1970 (Mike Novak)

28 28 Class of 1970 Pew in Renovated Naval Academy Chapel

29 29 Class of 1970 Pew

30 30 Class of 1970 Dedication Plaque on Chapel Pew


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