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.” Today,Other we operate in a multi-nation military Possibilities environment.• Increase Throughout careerofI POLAD have had the my number andnumerous Asian Center type programs international•engagements. I would have welcomed and Expand to other areas of Embassy specialties benefited from culturalpossibilities awarenessto training a USAFA cadet. businesses • Create partneraswith International To give future cadets “advantages and inheritances, opportunity and legacy,” that they Maj Gen Richard “Beef” might Haddad become exceptional leaders in an increasing complex world arena. Deputy to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve USAFA CLASS OF ‘81 Potential Programs Funded by ‘81 Endowment (continued) Asian Pacific Center for Security Studies 3 week program Led by former U.S. Ambassador retired General Officer 2012 was first year cadets were hosted (2) Positive feedback: “Through the immersion program, we were able to experience first-hand the importance of foreign relations, cultural understanding and language in both public and military leadership.” Other Possibilities American companies are behind their international counter• Increase the number of POLAD and Asian Center type programs parts when it comes to global commerce and awareness. • Expand to other areas of Embassy specialties We’ve got to do something to train tomorrow’s leaders… • Create possibilities to partner withand International businesses To give future cadets “advantages inheritances, opportunity and legacy,” that they Tom Kallman might become exceptional leaders in an increasing complex world arena. President & CEO, Kallman Worldwide USAFA CLASS OF ‘81 Potential Programs Funded by ‘81 Endowment (continued) 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 Domestically Abroad 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.” India ‘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. Other Possibilities • Increase the number of POLAD and Asian Center type programs • Expand to other of Embassy specialties Visitareas www.usafa81endowment.com or email Visit www.usafa81endowment.com or email one of • Create possibilities to partner withand International businesses To give future cadets “advantages inheritances, opportunity and legacy,” that they [email protected] today! yourexceptional Endowment Committee Members today! might become leaders in an increasing complex world arena. 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.