Our 35th Reunion is only a few short weeks away. It will kick off at 1800 on Thursday, September 23rd with a private party at Fado’s Irish Pub and continue with a full schedule of events throughout the weekend, ending with a Farewell Brunch at the Westin Hotel on Sunday the 26th. To register, get hotel information and view a full schedule of events, please click on the button below:
We are glad the end to COVID protocols will allow us to have a “normal” and long overdue 35th (+1) Class Reunion, and I sincerely hope we shatter our attendance record again this reunion – our numbers have been growing steadily since we opened registration. Please sign up ASAP. Our last book date for the Westin is August 20th and the Springhill Suites is Sep 1st.
Also, please check back to this page often as we will be providing links to the Class of ’85 apparel and gifts store as soon as it’s open.
I look forward to another great Reunion and seeing those of you who are able to make it in September.
List of Attendees
With every major reunion, our Class has participated in a major fundraising effort. For our 40th Reunion, we are pledging a $750,000 gift to help construct the New Alumni/Foundation Center and an additional $250,000 gift to the USNA Fund for Athletic Excellence which supports all Varsity and Club sports and athletes at USNA. It also supports the annual giving of USNA Foundation Scholarships to help student athletes attend USNA who may need some extra academic preparation before admission. Here is a link with information about the Alumni/Foundation Center.
Personally, I have signed up to be in the plank holder program – a $12,500 pledge to the Alumni Center – and I encourage others to consider this level of gift giving as well. You can tell USNA Gift Giving that you want to give 100% of your donations to either the Alumni Center or the Fund for AE & the Class will get credit either way. Alternatively, give what you can, even if it is $85 or $185 each year for the next 5 years. Also, if your employer does Gift Matching, please check to see if a gift to USNA is eligible – it typical is. Any amount helps us meet our goal.
Additionally, you will be receiving a letter and contacted by phone about this. I KNOW ’85 will step up and surpass our goal, and I look forward to celebrating this achievement with all of you in 2025, at our 40th Reunion.
We will be putting updates on this website for the overall gift-giving and a breakdown by Company. And we are running a competition to see which Company has the highest gift totals as well as the highest percentage of participation. JUST GIVE BABY!!