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Proud to Be, ’83 25 th Reunion. Agenda. Mark Morehouse Pete Martin Goals Giving Statistics Class GOs COL Doug Wheelock Harry Shablom Class Gift Selection Process Pledges. Mark Morehouse, President 1998-2008. Mark has: Beautiful Family Great Classmates Cool Job at OSD

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  • Mark Morehouse
  • Pete Martin
    • Goals
    • Giving Statistics
    • Class GOs
    • COL Doug Wheelock
  • Harry Shablom
    • Class Gift Selection Process
    • Pledges
mark morehouse president 1998 2008
Mark Morehouse, President 1998-2008
  • Mark has:
  • Beautiful Family
  • Great Classmates
  • Cool Job at OSD
  • Unlimited NY GIANTS Tickets
  • Mark doesn’t have:
  • This picture in our yearbook
fizzer s goals
Fizzer’s Goals
  • Support those still in Uniform
  • Sponsor Cadet Awards in Name of Class – Admin Fund
  • Recognize Class Offspring attending USMA – 6 this past graduation, have two from last year to present – Donna and Tim
  • Increase Associate Membership – Sully in charge
  • Raise Money for Class Gift for 30 and beyond – Harry Shablom
  • Have Fun:
    • Outings – Golf or others
    • Trips
    • Networking
    • Athletic Events – As scheduled, Area Coordinators
class of 1983 giving statistics
Class of 1983 Giving Statistics
  • Roughly 30 classmates have given 5 figure total gifts to USMA and Class.
  • About 300 have given $1K or more.
  • 372 classmates have donated to class, $15 to $25K
  • 566 classmates have donated something to USMA, $5 to $47K.
  • 205 classmates < $300, 290 classmates have not donated at all.
  • Stretch Goal of $2M is going to need everyone’s support for the 30th Reunion Gift. $83 Dollar-a-month Club
  • COL Doug “Wheels” Wheelock – STS 120
  • National Guard/Reserves
    • BG Brian Balfe
    • BG Maria Corsini Britt
    • BG Ren Hoover
    • BG Ernie Audino
  • Army
    • BG Scott Miller, Jeff Snow, Ken Tovo, Sonny Uberti
duty offspring
Duty - Offspring


Cheryl Connors 40800-1983

Mark Connors 40080-1983

Elizabeth Megan Connors x00661

Raymond Nelson 40505-1983

Steven Richard Nelson x00756

Joseph Rangitsch 40585-1983

Phillip Joseph Rangitsch x00017

John Gregory Rossi 40620-1983

Dominic Anthony Rossi

Steven Alfred Tullia 40734- 1983

Matthew E. Tullia


James Ecklund 40162-1983

Michael J. Ecklund

Timothy Dean 40126-1983

Timothy James Dean x14663

David Johnson 40326-1983

Brian Louis Johnson x13770

Yeong-Tae Pak 40537-1983

Jason Pak

Antonio Ruizcalderon 40626-1983

Anthony George Ruizcalderon x14089

David Snider 40674-1983

Benjamin David Snider x13891


Christian Carlson 40049-1983

Tyler Avery Carlson C45418446

Joanne Cavanaugh 40054-1983

Patrick Coe

Richard Dauch 40113-1983

Richard A. Dauch

Mark Martins 40442-1983

Nathaniel Paul Martins C90490025

Richard McArdle 40450-1983

Caitlin Mary Mcardle C89548700

Michael Mark Mills 40477-1983

Daniel Mark Mills C00308583

Red indicates changes since the reunion


Nancy Brown 630193-1983

Katherine Elizabeth Brown 63220-2007

Cristina Rhynedance 40524-1983

George Henry Rhynedance 63865-2007


Kevin Batule 39978-1983

Laura Batule 632988-1983

Andrew Michael Batule 64170-2008

Stephen Low 40808-1983

Danielle Nicole Low 64629-2008

Richard McArdle 40450-1983

Eamon Gerard McArdle 64662-2008

John Pothin 40569-1983

Shaun Michael Pothin 64821-2008

Michael Stehlik 40686-1983

Aaron Michael Stehlik 64943-2008

John Vaughn 40745-1983

Kendrick Bernard Vaughn 65004-2008


Laureen Barone 39971-1983

Joseph Renard Leforte x98499

Kathleen Mary Leforte x93646

Gregory Gongaware 40236-1983

Andrea Nicole Gongaware x97475


Class of 1983 Fundraising

Objective: Class of 1983 selection and funding of a 30th Year reunion class gift that supports and enhances the “Margin of Excellence” of the West Point Experience.


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


Time Line: May-June (Organization) July-August (Team Work) September-October (Class Selection)

Identify Gift Target

Identify Recognition Levels

Selection Matrix:


Gift Selection - Results

  • 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)

  • 30th Reunion Gift Target
    • Goal: $1.5M
    • Stretch Goal: $2.0M
gift selection briefs
Gift Selection Briefs


(Largest 30th reunion gift announced to date.)

 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. 1983 Space Items with Doug Wheelock on Discovery's STS-120 Mission.


Objective: Support establishment of the GLC


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.


To launch West Point’s already nationally recognized leader development capability into the global sphere.

Global Leadership Center


Research Enterprise

World Leadership Forum


Simulation Lab

Leadership Conference Center

Physical Leader Reaction Course

West Point Leadership Initiatives

  • 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
  • Showcase West Point’s unique leader development talent
  • Aggressively expand in scope and scale leadership programs
  • Provide greater reach back for Army leadership projects
  • 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

Class Recognition in a

Center’s Room.

combating terrorism center ctc
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
unrestricted endowments
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
gift selection process and pledges
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 email; vote and pledge via email or postal. Run-Off may be required if no one items achieves 50% 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

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