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ENDOWMENT PROPOSAL
‘81 Second to None
OUTLIER: [out-lahy-er] noun:
1. something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of. 2. someone who stands
apart from others of his or her group, as by differing actions, beliefs, religious practices, etc..
Superstar lawyers and math whizzes and software entrepreneurs appear at first blush to lie
outside ordinary experience. But they don't. They are products of history and community, of
opportunity and legacy… Their success is not exceptional or mysterious. It is grounded in a web
of advantages and inheritances …critical to making them who they are. .. The outlier, in the end,
is not an outlier at all.
Malcolm T. Gladwell
New York Times bestseller Outlier
Malcolm T. Gladwell
Four-time New York Times Bestseller Author and Speaker
The USAFA Class of ‘81 Endowment Committee believes…
Successful world leaders can be created from USAFA Cadets by producing a
web of advantages, a history of community, opportunity and legacy through
support of the ’81 Endowment efforts.
Mike Beale
Bob Bledsoe*
Mike Bloomfield
John Fagnant
Drew Grant
Richard Haddad
* Committee Co-Chairmen
USAFA CLASS OF ‘81
Tim Harris
Tom Kallman
Scott Schafer*
Mary Beth Shagena
Randy Worrall
We Believe
USAFA graduates, in and out of uniform, are faced with a myriad of international
challenges.
Cultural awareness and appreciation of international relations and interdependencies are
critical traits of effective world leaders.
Our nation’s ability to promote U.S. values of freedom and free enterprise is dependent
on our ability to navigate and influence in a multi-cultural arena.
First-hand experience with varied and diverse cultures is the most effective means for
gaining awareness and developing the skills necessary to succeed in today’s global
environment
Cultural understanding is extremely important to our ability to affect positive
outcomes… If we underestimate the significance of language, region, and
culture in our global endeavors, we do so at our own risk, and to the
detriment of our effectiveness.
General Norton A. Schwartz
Air Force Chief of Staff
USAFA CLASS OF ‘73
Therefore…
The Class of ‘81 seeks to structure its endowment to support International Programs
Where Cadets gain first hand knowledge and experience with varied and diverse cultures
Guided by experienced internationally accomplished leaders at the Academy, in U.S.
Embassies abroad, and in corporate offices in the United States and around the world
In programs that must:
 Be available to any cadet, independent of academic major, background, etc.
 Be sustainable in the long-term, able to provide value as the world changes
 Provide valuable experience that is applicable throughout the cadets military
and civilian careers.
Though well prepared for a career in the Space program, I had very little preparation
for the international challenges that I faced after graduating…
Col (Ret) Mike Bloomfield
Three-time Space Shuttle Pilot and Mission Commander
USAFA CLASS OF ‘81
‘81 Endowment Purpose
Contribute to the “Web of Advantages” that help USAFA accomplish its mission:
“The mission of the United States Air Force Academy is educate, train, and inspire
men and women to become officers of character motivated to lead the United States
Air Force in service to our nation.”
To introduce Cadets to the community of global leaders whose guidance and example will
help them begin to build the skills they need as uniformed officers and civilians leaders.
To provide financial assistance to programs that provide high-level learning experiences
for interested cadets and in doing so reinforce those values we feel important based on
our life experiences
We supply technology and applications to more than 90% of communications
companies worldwide today…
To give future cadets “advantages and inheritances, opportunity and legacy,” that they
Charles Phillips might become exceptional leaders in an increasing complex world arena.
CEO of Infor and Member of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board
USAFA CLASS OF ‘81
USAFA International Program Implementation
Dean
( Coordinated with the Commandant)
Department of
Foreign Languages
International Program Council (IPC)
• Members from most academic departments represented
• Assures checks and balances so all departments have equal access to IP funding
• Provides oversight and approves the general direction and budget allocations
made by the DFIP
Director of the Office of International Programs (DFIP)
USAFA International Program Implementation
Dean
( Coordinated with the Commandant)
Department of
Foreign Languages
International Program Council (IPC)
Director of the Office of
International Programs (DFIP)
• Executive Agent to the IPC
• Plans and executes IPC meetings
• Creates international opportunities for
cadets
• Manages and executes programs based
on available budget, and allocates funds to
all programs
• Presents plan to IPC for concurrence
All of the programs under DFIP, except the
Cultural Immersion Program, are POMd
through DODs Defense Language
Authority-Language Regional Education
and Culture Fund.
USAFA International Programs
USAFA International Program Implementation
Dean
( Coordinated with the Commandant)
Department of
Foreign Languages
International Program Council (IPC)
Director of the Office of
International Programs (DFIP)
USAFA International Programs
• International Officer Personnel Exchange Program
• 4 year International Cadet Program
• Cadet Foreign Academy Visits Program
• Cadet Semester Academy Exchange program
• Cadet Semester Study Abroad Programs
• Academy Staff Foreign Military Interaction
Programs
• Cadet Foreign Area Studies Academic Major
• Cultural Immersion Program
Cultural Immersion Program
‘81 Endowment Fund Target
USAFA International Program Implementation
Dean
( Coordinated with the Commandant)
Department of
Foreign Languages
International Program Council (IPC)
Director of the Office of
International Programs (DFIP)
Cultural Immersion Programs
(Ongoing as well as annual)
• Tri-Service Immersion-Yearly Asian
anthropological Humanitarian Project
• Engineers Without Borders, Water Filtration
Project in Mozambique
• American Service Academies Program
Immersion
• Nepal/Asia Humanitarian Project
• COCOM POLADs
• Tanzania Economic Study
• DOD Regional Academic Centers
oAsian Pacific Center for Strategic Studies
in Hawaii
oAfrica Center for Strategic Studies at NDU
USAFA IP Programs
These programs align well
with the ‘81 mission statement
Potential Programs Funded by ‘81 Endowment
Embassy Programs with U.S. Embassy Political Advisors (POLADs)
- Well established, three-week program at one of the following: AFSOUTH,
USPACOM, PACAF, or USAFE
- Provides high-level exposure to both Defense and State Department Operations
- Allows for interagency and international development opportunities
Positive feedback from DFIP: “Cadet called
me 10 days into her three-week program
with one of the POLAD offices, thanking me
profusely for an opportunity that she believes
will have a lasting impact on her future.”
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USAFA CLASS OF ‘81
Potential Programs Funded by ‘81 Endowment
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Asian Pacific Center for Security Studies
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Positive feedback: “Through the immersion
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USAFA CLASS OF ‘81
Potential Programs Funded by ‘81 Endowment
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Expand to other areas of Embassy specialties
In conjunction with USDOC Commercial Specials
In conjunction with the Office of Defense Cooperation
Create partnerships with International businesses
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Other opportunities aligned with the Endowment’s vision
We live in a global community. The more opportunities we can provide to the
future leaders of that community the better equipped they will be to protect and
defend the freedom we enjoy.
Mary Beth Shagena
Visiting Professor, Department of Finance, Xavier University
USAFA CLASS OF ‘81
USAFA Culture Immersion
“From this amazing trip, I was able to broaden my scope of thinking. I realized
how different some cultures are, and how naive I have been about my own.”
USAFA Culture Immersion
“This was priceless . . . . It’s important to understand different
perceptions of Americans, other races, and every other
characteristic which makes us humans different.”
The Sahara
USAFA Culture Immersion
“. . . an experience I will never forget. I learned a lot of valuable lessons about
life, America’s relations, and myself. The trip was unlike anything I’ve ever gone
through, and it exceeded my expectations. The people I met there and the
activities our group participated in served to deepen my understanding of our
connected world.”
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‘81 Endowment Drive Schedule
Solicit lead gifts to initiate the drive
Present to our class in October 2012
Begin making phone calls to classmates in October 2012
Goal is $1,000,000 by October 2016, in time for our 35th reunion
The Path to $1,000,000
$ per month
$ per 2 week
paycheck
$ per day
100 ‘81ers commit $10,000
$208.33
$96.15
$6.85
200 ’81ers commit $5,000
$104.16
$48.07
$3.42
300 ‘81ers commit $3,333
$69.44
$31.73
$2.26
400 ‘81ers commit $2,500
$52.08
$24.03
$1.71
Get Involved TODAY
Successful World Leaders can be created by producing a web of
advantages, a history of community, opportunity and legacy.
Supporting the USAFA Class of ‘81 Endowment is not only important to the
future of young men and women who will lead our military forces around the
world, but America’s long-term strength will depend on the successful
businesses run by those same men and women.
This is our class’ opportunity to give back and to further improve the unique
institution that shaped our lives.
Please contact the USAFA ‘81 Endowment Committee today – for as little as
$2.00 per day, you can help make a million dollar difference.
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Post Script
The Endowment Committee understands that giving is a very personal
matter. There are dozens of causes that are worthy of our consideration
and support. The ‘81 Endowment Committee held several meetings and
conference calls to arrive at a solution that we all believe in and a
program that we truly feel will create better cadets, officers, and future
business leaders entrusted with the long-term strength and prosperity of
America.
The program is well structured, measurable, and sustainable – we hope
that you agree and will join the Committee and the dozens of other ‘81
grads that have pledged their support.

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