Fund Drive 31

1 04 2012

Dear members of WP-ORG,

Once again we come to you, our users, to help us fund WP-ORG’s services for another six months.

I’d like to welcome all new WP-ORG subscribers who have joined since our last fund drive. If you’ve not already done so (or haven’t done so recently), go to our home page, click on the links and poke around a little. You may find that long lost friend or roommate by visiting the class pages; post a job if you’re an employer and searching; record your memories and honor our fallen on the Taps pages. This scratches the surface of the services we proudly provide.

From its inception, WP-ORG’s services have been wholly funded by its members donations during our semi-annual fund drives. If you are in a position to donate please do, but only commensurate with your capability and the value you derive from WP-ORG.

You may make a secure donation to FD31 by credit card, check or PayPal, here.  Or you may donate by check made payable to WP-ORG and sent to:

WP-ORG
3800 Buffalo Mountain Road SW
Willis, Virginia 24380-5082

Please be sure to indicate your affiliation and/or year group on your check.

WP-ORG currently serves and supports members from West Point class year groups, parents of current cadets and midshipmen, West Point societies and parents clubs and the extended West Point community and is one of the few organizations whose budget requirements don’t steadily increase over time. Our budget for the next six months of $104,884 may be reviewed here.

WP-ORG is one of the few organizations whose budget requirements don’t steadily increase over time. Our past fund drive requirements may be viewed here.

If you wonder why you should donate, an explanation may be found here.

Brief biographical sketches of the current members of the WP-ORG governing Board of Advisors may be seen here.

WP-ORG is recognized by the IRS as a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. 100% of your donation is tax deductible. All or part of your United Way donations may be earmarked for WP-ORG. For those who may need it, our EIN is: 51-03877132. Remember that you may earmark part or all of your United Way donation for WP-ORG.

The authorization may be found here.

WP-ORG’s privacy policy.

Finally, be aware that WP-ORG is an independent volunteer organization not officially affiliated with West Point or the West Point Association of Graduates, although at times we work closely with both institutions.

Thanks very much for your time, interest, and support.

Dempsey Darrow
USMA1975, “Courage and Drive”
CEO WP-ORG, Inc.





Fund Drive 29

27 03 2011

Dear members of WP-ORG,

Please let me welcome new WP-ORG subscribers since our last fund drive. Some of you are graduates, some are Army or Navy parents, and some are members of our many service-related lists. Allow me to personally welcome each of you.

As most of our subscribers know, WP-ORG services are funded by your donations to our semi-annual fund drives. Today marks the beginning of our 29th drive since WP-ORG’s inception during the mid ’90s.

Should you wonder what constitutes an “acceptable” donation amount, our answer is now as it’s always been: donate in accordance with the value you receive from the services provided by WP-ORG, but not more than you can comfortably afford.

WP-ORG is an independent volunteer organization completely separate from the United States Military Academy and its Association of Graduates (AOG), although at times we work very closely with both of them. We currently serve and support approximately 30,000 members from the USMA class year groups, parents of current cadets and midshipmen, and West Point societies and parent clubs as well as other special interest groups that are a part of our community.

We are governed by a volunteer board of advisors. Brief biographical sketches of the current members of the WP-ORG Board of Advisors may be seen here.

Our budget for the next six months is $104,010. It may be reviewed here.

We are cognizant that these may be difficult financial times for some and therefore we have made a concerted effort to keep our budgeting requirements as austere as possible. Our past 18 fund drive requirements may be viewed here.

Some may wonder why they should donate. An explanation may be found here.

As in previous drives, you may make a secure donation by using your credit card here.

Or you may donate by check made payable to WP-ORG and sent to:

WP-ORG
3800 Buffalo Mountain Road SW
Willis, Virginia 24380-5082

Please be sure to indicate your affiliation and/or year group on your check.

Regardless of the donation method you choose, WP-ORG is recognized by the IRS as a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. 100% of your donation is tax deductible. For those who may need it, our EIN is: 51-03877132. Remember that you may earmark part or all of your United Way donation to WP-ORG.

The authorization may be found here.

WP-ORG’s privacy policy is here.

Thank you for your support! You are WP-ORG. Your donations make WP-ORG possible.

If you receive more than one copy of this message, it only means that you have more than one e-mail address registered with WP-ORG.

Dempsey Darrow
USMA1975, “Courage and Drive”
CEO WP-ORG, Inc.





Fund Drive 28

26 09 2010

Dear members of WP-ORG,

Please let me welcome new WP-ORG subscribers since our last fund drive. Some of you are graduates, some are Army or Navy parents, and some are members of our many service-related lists. Allow me to personally welcome each of you.

As most of our subscribers know, WP-ORG services are funded by your donations to our semi-annual fund drives. Today marks the beginning of our 28th drive since WP-ORG’s inception during the mid 90s.

Should you wonder what constitutes an “acceptable” donation amount, our answer is now as it’s always been: donate in accordance with the value you receive from the services provided by WP-ORG, but not more than you can comfortably afford.

WP-ORG is an independent volunteer organization completely separate from the United States Military Academy and its Association of Graduates (AOG), although at times we work very closely with both of them. We currently serve and support approximately 30,000 members from the USMA class year groups, parents of current cadets and midshipmen, and West Point societies and parent clubs as well as other special interest groups that are a part of our community.

We are governed by a volunteer board of advisors. Brief biographical sketches of the current members of the WP-ORG Board of Advisors may be seen here.

Our budget for the next six months is $96,280. It may be reviewed here.

We are cognizant that these may be difficult financial times for some and therefore we have made a concerted effort to keep our budgeting requirements as austere as possible. Our past 18 fund drive requirements may be viewed here.

Some may wonder why they should donate. An explanation may be found here.

As in previous drives, you may make a secure donation by using your credit card here.

Or you may donate by check made payable to WP-ORG and sent to:

WP-ORG
3800 Buffalo Mountain Road SW
Willis, Virginia 24380-5082

Please be sure to indicate your affiliation and/or year group on your check.

Regardless of the donation method you choose, WP-ORG is recognized by the IRS as a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. 100% of your donation is tax deductible. For those who may need it, our EIN number is:
51-03877132.

The authorization may be found here.

WP-ORG’s privacy policy is here.

Thank you for your support! You are WP-ORG. Your donations make WP-ORG possible.

Dempsey Darrow
USMA1975, “Courage and Drive”
CEO WP-ORG, Inc.





WP-ORG Fund Drive 26

30 09 2009

Dear Members of WP-ORG,

It’s time for another WP-ORG fund drive! As you know, WP-ORG services are made possible through your generous donations.

WP-ORG is an independent volunteer organization operating separately from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and its Association of Graduates. We support members from the USMA class year groups, parents of current cadets and midshipmen, parents of recent graduates, West Point societies and parents clubs, as well as other special interest groups that are a part of our community.

WP-ORG serves the extended West Point community: graduates, Army and Navy cadet and midshipmen parents, and members of our many service-related lists. I’d like to take this opportunity to personally welcome those members who have joined our ranks since the last fund drive.

Should you wonder what constitutes an “acceptable” donation amount, our answer is now as it’s always been: donate in accordance with the value you receive from the services provided by WP-ORG, but not more than you can afford.

WP-ORG is governed by a volunteer board of advisors. Brief biographical sketches of the current members of the WP-ORG Board of Advisors may be seen here.

Our budget for the next six months is $109,216 ($2,279 less than FD25, our previous fund drive) and may be reviewed here.

If you wonder why you should donate, an explanation may be found here.

As in previous drives, you may make a secure donation by using your credit card.

Or you may donate by check made payable to WP-ORG and sent to:

WP-ORG
3800 Buffalo Mountain Road SW
Willis, Virginia 24380-5082

Please be sure to indicate your affiliation and/or year group on your check.

Regardless of the donation method you choose, WP-ORG is recognized by the IRS as a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. 100% of your donation is tax deductible. For those who may need it, our EIN number is 51-03877132.

The authorization may be found here.

WP-ORG’s privacy policy can be reviewed here.

Thank you for your support! You are WP-ORG. Your donations make WP-ORG possible.

Dempsey Darrow
USMA1975, “Courage and Drive”
CEO WP-ORG, Inc.





Fund Drive 25 Completed!

27 05 2009

Fund Drive 25 was completed on 27 April. The final Donation Report may be seen here.

Thanks to all who donated, WP-ORG is funded for another six months!

~ Dempsey





Fund Drive 25 Continues

6 04 2009

Through Sunday, April 5 (Day 6), $37,164.84 had been received, representing 33.3% of our $111,495 goal.

Here is the latest fund drive message from WP-ORG advisor Mike Lyman, class of 1987:

“The Long Gray Line of us stretches…” As a cadet I learned those words and thought I understood them. We saw grads return for reunions. We did alumni reviews. While a cadet I met boyhood heroes and formed friendships with the sons and grandsons of some of those great graduates. But, I did not really know the LGL.

Fifteen years ago as what was to become West-Point.Org was forming, I became friends with grads throughout the LGL on the wp-forum. I reconnect with my class by creating our website and mailing lists. Soon Dick Breakiron ’51 invited me to join a group discussing important graduate issues like younger grad participation and early Association of Graduates governance changes. Dick was CEO of WP-ORG at the time and asked me to serve on its advisors group. This led me to further involvement in WP-ORG, my local West Point Society and the WPAOG. Dick and WP-ORG had finally tied me into the LGL for real. I discovered my passion to support the West Point Community. Grip Hands!

Today, the LGL and the extended service academy communities have the ability to grip hands in a way never imagined when that song was written. Thanks to the vision of ditus Bolanos ’90 and several early believers who created WP-ORG, we can grip hands across cyberspace and join together in fellowship and service like never before. WP-ORG is community of grads, spouses and parents doing what we love to do in the servive of the LGL and the extended service academy communities.

We help future cadets cadet life through The Cadets of West Point.

We help recover lost and stolen class rings.

We help cadet and midshipman parents.

We plan our reunions.

We honor our fallen.

WP-ORG supports the creation of listserves and websites to enable classes and societies to communicate effectively.  Active duty grads in combat use WP-ORG mailing lists to reach a wealth of experience and knowledge, vetting ideas floated at all levels of the Army.  Through WP-ORG grads grip hands to support each other, WPAOG, West Point and the nation in ways never before possible.  When the West Point community needs online support, WP-ORG stands ready and willing to perform.

I will always remember Dick Breakiron fondly for helping me truly to join and understand the LGL. I will continue to support WP-ORG with my time, money and passion for helping to make it all happen and giving me a place where I can serve the LGL.

Through 24 fund drives you have voted your support for these efforts by contributing the funds necessary to keep it all running. Once the budget is met we say thank you and stop asking. Six months later we once again ask “Are we still doing our job? Are we still doing the things you value? Are we still doing the things that are important to you?” Every six months you vote yes with your donations.

So, are we meeting your needs? Are we helping the LGL to grip hands? If your answer is yes, please donate what you can to help keep us going.  Give according to the value you see but no more than you can afford. You can donate online here, or send a check to:

WP-ORG
PO Box 4
Willis, VA 24380-0004

To review our six month budget you can see it here.

WP-ORG is a 501(c)3 non-profit and your donations are tax deductible and
may qualify for your company’s matching gifts program!

Grip Hands!

Mike Lyman
USMA 87
WP-ORG Advisor





Fund Drive 25

31 03 2009

It’s time for another WP-ORG fund drive! This will be FD25, our 25th fund drive since we started keeping score. As you know, WP-ORG services are made possible through your generous donations.

WP-ORG is an independent volunteer organization operating separately from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and its Association of Graduates. We support members from the USMA class year groups, parents of current cadets and midshipmen, parents of recent graduates, West Point societies and parent clubs, as well as other special interest groups that are a part of our community.

WP-ORG currently serves approximately 30,000 members of the extended West Point community. Some are graduates, some are Army or Navy parents, and some are members of our many service-related lists. I’d like to take this opportunity to personally welcome those members who have joined our ranks since the last fund drive.

Should you wonder what constitutes an “acceptable” donation amount, our answer is now as it’s always been: donate in accordance with the value you receive from the services provided by WP-ORG, but not more than you can afford.

WP-ORG is governed by a volunteer board of advisors. Brief biographical sketches of the current members of the WP-ORG Board of Advisors may be seen here.

Our budget for the next six months is $111,495 and may be reviewed here.

If you wonder why you should donate, an explanation may be found here.

As in previous drives, you may make a secure donation by using your
credit card here.

Or you may donate by check made payable to WP-ORG and sent to:

WP-ORG
3800 Buffalo Mountain Road SW
Willis, Virginia 24380-5082

Please be sure to indicate your affiliation and/or year group on your check.

Regardless of the donation method you choose, WP-ORG is recognized by the IRS as a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. 100% of your donation is tax deductible. For those who may need it, our EIN number is 51-03877132.

WP-ORG’s  501(C)(3) authorization may be found here.

WP-ORG’s privacy policy is here.

Thank you for your support! You are WP-ORG. Your donations make WP-ORG possible.

~ Dempsey