Presentation on theme: "1 Class of 1983 Fundraising Objective: Class of 1983 selection and funding of a 30 th Year reunion class gift that supports and enhances the “Margin of."— Presentation transcript:
1 Class of 1983 Fundraising Objective: Class of 1983 selection and funding of a 30 th Year reunion class gift that supports and enhances the “Margin of Excellence” of the West Point Experience.
2 Gift Selection Objective: Identify 2-3 Gift opportunities or combinations thereof along with a gift target for the class to consider for the 30th year reunion Team: Time Line: May-June (Organization) July-August (Team Work) September-October (Class Selection) Identify Gift Target Identify Recognition Levels Selection Matrix:
3 Gift Selection - Results 30th Reunion Gift Target Goal: $1.5M Stretch Goal: $2.0M Recognition $5,000 $10,000 $25,000 $50,000 Levels can be achieved by any combination of direct contribution or solicitation efforts. Long Term – Establish Legacy Gift Account: Pooled Income Fund in 501(C) (3)
4 Gift Selection Briefs Center for Global Leadership Combating Terrorism Center Unrestricted Endowments (Evenly Split: Athletics, Academics, Cadet Activities) Class Recognition and where possible special recognition of the class e.g Space Items with Doug Wheelock on Discovery's STS-120 Mission. Goal $1,500,000
5 Global Leadership Center Leadership Research Enterprise Purpose: To launch West Point’s already nationally recognized leader development capability into the global sphere. Vision: Operating at the nexus of government, technology, and society, the Global Leadership Center prepares leaders, from cadets to statesmen, to resolve the world's most formidable challenges. World Leadership Forum Leadership Simulation Lab West Point Leadership Initiatives Leadership Conference Center Physical Leader Reaction Course Leverage West Point’s physical training focus Physically challenging fitness course Opportunities for leader and team development Showcase West Point’s unique leader development talent Aggressively expand in scope and scale leadership programs Provide greater reach back for Army leadership projects Showcase West Point’s unique leader development talent Aggressively expand in scope and scale leadership programs Provide greater reach back for Army leadership projects Assess existing global simulation capabilities Collaborate to develop new simulation modalities Adapt military simulation practices for other use Establish a Chair of Global Leadership Development Attract world-class researchers & practitioners Pursue exclusive government and non- government research initiatives Leader in energy efficiency with a “Green” facility State-of-the-art conference facilities World class accommodations and dining facility Objective: Support establishment of the GLC Class Recognition in a Center’s Room.
6 Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) Objective: Endow a “Class of 1983 Senior Fellow” Since 9/11, West Point has a assumed a global role in improving the knowledge, analysis, and decision making of today’s leaders. February 20, 2003 Privately Funded CTC was established at West Point with a mission of arming current and future leaders with the intellectual tools needed to defeat and deter terrorist threats to our nation. CTC has emerged a one of the top information/education and training resources and training resources in the fight against hostile ideologies which threaten the free world. “On Our Watch” - Terrorism has emerged as the number one threat with our class on the front line playing both a tactical and strategic role. Class Recognition in the CTC Director’s Office & the naming of the “Class of 1983 Senior Fellow” of one of America’s leading terrorism experts. For more information go to
7 Unrestricted Endowments Objective: Unrestricted gift evenly spilt between Academics, Athletics, and Cadet Activities The Superintendent’s Endowment for Academics and the Superintendent’s Endowment for Athletics provide the Superintendent the flexibility to allocate funds to academic and athletic needs based on established priorities and the allocation of restricted gifts and non- appropriated funds otherwise available. Academic support includes honorariums for guest lecturers, cadet visitations to museums, academic conferences and historic battlefields, funding for foreign language immersion supervised intern programs and to support capstone projects: solar powered cars, off-road vehicles, model airplanes, model bridges and other unique, but important, projects. The Directorate of Intercollegiate Athletics fields teams in 26 varsity sports and funds are required for team travel, equipment, uniforms and supplies. USMA has four separate developmental areas: military, physical, academic, and the moral- ethical, which cuts across the first three areas and provides the foundation for a lifetime of service. The Cadet Activities program significantly enhances the development of cadets in all four of these areas and is an essential part of the West Point experience. Recognition – Class Recognition in ODIA, Library, and Eisenhower Hall
8 Gift Selection Process and Pledges Class Gift Selection Process: Ends – October 18, 2008; Detailed information available on-line; ballots available at reunion, on-line and ; vote and pledge via or postal. Run-Off may be required for the top two if an item does not achieve 50% of the votes. Vote Now! Pledge Now! Fund Raising Committee – Target - $1.5M and Stretch Goal $2M Major Giving Team Regimental and Company Leaders Team Affinity and Recognition Team Approach – Personal, Broad Based Participation Timeline – Obtain Pledges by December 31, 2008 (6 Years of Effective Giving and Tax Benefits) On-Going Communications on the Class Web Site/Functions Current Status We Need Your Help!