The IRA rollover gift is here, but not for long
December 31 marks the end of the charitable IRA rollover gift. If you are 70½ or older you can make a charitable gift to the Alumni Association of up to $100,000 from your IRA. Your gift will qualify for your required minimum distribution and you will not have to pay federal income tax on the amount given from your IRA to charity. However, this opportunity ends this year. Contact us at (860) 442-2683, ext. 13 to learn more about how you can use some of your unneeded IRA dollars to support the Coast Guard Academy.
You're Invited to the 2013 All Service Academies Holiday Balls
The All Service Academies Holiday Ball is an annual event held in locations across the country honoring and connecting cadets, midshipmen, alumni and parents of the five uniformed service academies: West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Association, the U.S. Air Force Academy and of course, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Students, alumni, military personnel, family, friends, sponsors and guests are all invited to attend!
SACC: A Golden Career Services Tool
Looking for a job? Curious about life after the military? Learn more about the benefits of attending a Service Academy Career Conference, held four times a year for Academy graduates. One recent recruiter says, "we are attracted by the ability to succeed...we find that among the service academy grads who attend SACC."
Alumnus remembers November 22, 1963
Then ENS Rudy Peschel '63 was serving as Officer of the Deck on a Coast Guard cutter off the southeast coast of Cape Cod when he heard the news that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. 50 years later he recalls his experience of that fateful day.
Academy opens grant office
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is opening a grant office to help the faculty secure funding for academic research. Professors applied for grants on behalf of the academy before. But unlike most colleges, the academy did not have an office with subject matter experts to help with the grant writing process so the faculty could focus on teaching. (The Day)
'96 Alumna makes history with recent promotion
CDR Michelle Watson '96 "made Coast Guard history last month when she was put in charge of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Port Security Unit 305 at Ft. Eustis, Va. As commander, she is the first African-American woman to oversee the 172-member expeditionary unit which provides waterside protection to key assets and supports military and humanitarian operations worldwide." (Portland Observer)