Our class has always looked for opportunities to serve and lead change in our world. We demonstrated our commitment in the past with our support for the Naval Academy Museum and our 10-year reunion gift of $100,000 to help renovate Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. With our 15-year reunion coming up in November, now is the time for us to continue our selfless service as a unified class, the Class of 1998.
Many of us now have spouses and children, and we wonder, "What we can do now to help make their world a better and safer place?"
Our 15-year reunion class gift will support Nuru International, an organization fighting to end extreme poverty around the world. Started by our classmate Jake Harriman, Nuru is a natural choice for our class gift. There are many wonderful organizations to support, but from the very beginning, Nuru benefitted from the support of many '98ers. This class gift will showcase what '98 can do as individuals and as a unified class.
Nuru is pioneering a new approach to fighting extreme poverty by equipping people with the tools and knowledge necessary to lead their communities out of extreme poverty for good. As a result of Jake's experience in the Marines, he saw the connection between extremism, terrorism, and extreme poverty. He was driven to continue the fight against terrorism by starting an organization that focused on the real root of the problem…extreme poverty around the world.
In May of 1998 we succeeded at the "develop midshipmen" part of the Naval Academy mission. Now we are focused on "assuming the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government." '98 can lead the way in demonstrating how a Naval Academy class continues to lead for a lifetime of service.
Let’s help Nuru in their fight to end extreme poverty.
We are committed to raising $98,000 for Nuru International
Official Registration will Open April 1st (or very shortly thereafter) | Follow Updates on Twitter: @98USNA
Lowe’s Annapolis (Primary Hotel) | http://www.loewshotels.com/Annapolis-Hotel
Package Information: $169 per night/USNA ’98 15-Year Reunion Pricing. Make reservations as soon as possible to insure availability. Our initial block was only 50 rooms. Reservations must be made by Oct. 8th. Check-in 1600. Check-out 1200.
O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel (Secondary Hotel) | http://www.ocallaghanhotels-us.com
Package Information: $169 per night/USNA ’98 15-Year Reunion Pricing. Reservations must be made by September 8th. Check-in 1500. Check-out 1200.
Spring Hill Suites – by Marriott (Tertiary Hotel) | http://www.marriott.com/bwisu
Package Information: $126 per night/USNA ’98 15-Year Reunion Pricing. Reservations must be made by Oct 10th. Enter code: USNUSNB for a room with 2-queen beds or USNUSNA for a room with 1-king bed
Don't forget, if your company offers corporate matching or has a corporate philanthropy program, your company may be able to help us move even closer to our class gift goal.
As of 11/01/13 our class has generated $109,476 in pledges and donations. Check here each week for updates and creative ways that members of the Great ’98, are creatively taking ground to get us toward our goal!Also, be sure to check out April's Wavetops to read their mention of our class gift.