Recent correspondence from
the Class and Foundation officers has described our Class’s fund drive to raise
$6.3M for our 50th Reunion gift to the Class of 1963 Center for
Academic Excellence (63CAE). One
of our 50th Reunion fund-raising objectives is to achieve 100%
classmate participation in the
63CAE Fund drive. To promote
achieving this objective, a company competition has been established. Here is how it works:
A list of the number of
63CAE donors from each company will be compiled.
This number will be
compared to the total number of graduates from each company to obtain a company
This percentage will be
updated monthly and displayed on the Class website.
The leading companies in
donor participation will be recognized at the 50th Reunion.
Here are some answers to
frequently asked questions:
“How do I make a
donation to the 63CAE?”
Below is a link to a copy of the Class of 1963 Pledge
Form. Please complete and mail the
form with your donation to the Naval Academy Foundation at the address provided
on the form.
“What is the current status
of the company competition?”
Above is a chart that shows the current percentages of 63CAE
donors by company. These percentages currently run from 15 to 49% with an
overall average of 33%. We have a lot of room to improve our Class
“I have donated to the Class
Foundation in the past. Will those
donations count in this competition?”
All donations made in the
past are greatly appreciated and were used to fund many worthy Class and
Foundation activities. However, our fund-raising for the 50th Reunion gift is
targeted for the 63CAE. Therefore only donations specifically made for
the 63CAE will be counted in this
“I have made multiple
donations to the 63CAE. Will multiple donations increase my company’s
percentage of participation?”
While your multiple contributions will help us achieve our
fund raising goal, in this competition we are counting participation only by
classmate, not by the amount or frequency of donations. In other words, multiple donations by
one individual will count as one classmate’s participation in the competition.
“I wish to have my
donations remain private. Will any
donor names be made public?”
No donor names will be made public through this competition.
“Is there a minimum
amount for a donation?”
There is no minimum amount
per donation. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Our goal is 100%
participation by the Class.
“How can I find out if I
have already donated to the 63CAE?”
Please contact Dave Puckett (“email@example.com“)
or Ken Metviner
“firstname.lastname@example.org“) to determine your current status.
“My company cannot reach
100% participation because we have lost so many company mates.”
Since all companies have lost
company mates, we have made it possible to make 63CAE donations “in memory of”
deceased classmates by checking the appropriate box and filling out the
requested information on the Class of 1963 Pledge Form. (See Class of 1963
Pledge Form linked below.) In this
way, donations that specifically recognize deceased company mates can increase
your company’s participation rate.
“Who can I contact if I
have any questions or recommendations regarding this Company competition?
Please contact Phillip
Marsden at email@example.com.