MENU OF CLASS GIVING OPTIONS
The Class of 1968 "Class-giving" initiative focuses on encouraging all of our classmates to participate in an on-going commitment to give something back to one part of the Academy that is important to you.
Based on our interviews with the Academy staff and organizations
that support the Academy, they would prefer you make an unrestricted
donation to the Academy, but we want you to find something that is important
USAFA Endowment Funds
The simplest way to make a donation is through the USAFA Endowment. To see a list of things they support go to http://www.usafa.org/Endowment and click on the link near the right top of the page titled "Select a Fund." There you will find links for athletic teams and programs, academic departments and funds and cadet activities. Each of these links includes a system for charging donations to a credit card.
Donations through the Endowment may be set up as one-time payments, monthly, quarterly or annual payments.
The USAFA Endowment supports programs for the USAF Academy, its cadets and graduates. There are several ways to give through the Endowment. Their Web page is at http://www.usafa.org/Endowment. From that site, click on "Ways to Give" and you will see how to make donations on-line, by mail and by telephone. Also, there is information on how to donate securities, make allotments or capture matching gifts. Under "Ways to Give" you can click on "Estate Planning" for information on how to make planned gifts like testamentary gifts and charitable remainder trusts.
The Endowment has several recognition societies. You cannot donate directly to these societies but donations to Endowment funds result in membership. If you make a donation of $1000 or more to the Air Force Academy Fund in any one year you are recognized with membership in the Sabre Society. The Air Force Academy Fund is the fund for unrestricted gifts to the Academy. Donations of $100,000 or more are recognized with membership in the Guidon Society. If you make a provision for an Endowment donation in your estate you are recognized with membership in the Polaris Society. The Harmon Society is a new program to recognize donations by corporations or organizations. Such donations are recognized for annual donations of $10,000 and $25,000.
Our classmates in Twentieth Squadron have committed
to having as many of their living graduates as possible in the Sabre
Society. They challenge other squadrons to match their percentage of
Sabre Society membership.
We encourage other squadrons to either compete for Sabre Society membership or to establish their own squadron challenges.
Each department and major at the Academy has a fund they use to support cadet projects. In addition each department seeks funding for endowed faculty. Other academic funds support interdisciplinary research projects or lecture series.
To support your major or to assist an academic program
click Academic Funds
and then select the department or program you want to support.
You may make a general donation to help fund athletics or you may specify the team or athletic facility you want to support. These donations may be directed directly through the athletic department or through the Endowment.
To donate through the athletic department, click FalconPrideClub, where you will be asked to create an account and follow instructions to make a donation to your favorite sport.
To contribute to these funds through the Endowment, click Athletic Funds and select the team or program you wish to support.
Cadet Mission Clubs and Cadet Competitive Clubs
You may donate to the Commandant's Fund for Cadet Activities
that provides support to all cadet clubs OR you may designate a donation
for a specific cadet mission club or cadet competitive club.
Cadet Recreational Clubs
Each year during graduation week the Academy presents awards to groups of Cadets and individual Cadets for their accomplishments at the Academy. The group awards are already completely funded but the Academy needs support for the individual Cadet awards. Click here to see a list of these awards. You may support these awards by donating to the Cadet Awards Fund maintained by the USAFA Endowment or you may entirely fund an individual award.
To contribute to the Cadet Awards Fund click Cadet Award Fund.
To completely fund an individual award contact Kathy
Wiedo at the Endowment. Her phone is 719-333-4410. In 2012 the cost
for supporting an annual award was $500 and the contribution for "ongoing
sponsorship" was $10,000. These amounts are subject to change and
some of the awards are already sponsored.
The Prep School Fund provides support for programs at the USAFA Preparatory School.
To contribute to the Prep School Fund click Prep School Fund.
If you want to support potential applicants to the Academy through preparatory school and junior college scholarships see the Falcon Foundation.
The 1968 Class Gift Fund is distributed by our class officers for programs that support our class. Its current uses include the purchase of memorial markers at the USAFA cemetery for deceased classmates who are interred elsewhere. It is also used to help families of deceased classmates who need assistance for travel to attend memorial services.
To donate to this fund, send a check payable to USAFA Association of Graduates with Class of '68 Gift Fund on the Memo line to Alton Parrish and/or Al Burrell at: Association of Graduates, Dolittle Hall, 3116 Academy Drive, USAF Academy, CO 80840-4475.
The Rando Fund supports travel for cadets on emergency leave and travel for the cadet honor guard to attend cadet funerals.
You may donate to the Rando Fund by clicking Rando
The Falcon Foundation supports potential applicants
to the Academy through preparatory school and junior college scholarships.
You may donate to the Falcon Foundation by clicking Falcon
Friends of the Academy Library
To donate to Friends of the Library click Friends
of the Library.
ARDI was formed in 1984 to support academic programs
at the Academy. Its primary function is supporting endowed academic
chairs and donations are typically very large ($100,000 or more).