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 Join the Veteran Legacy Fund 1944 Circle

(Syracuse University graduates within the last ten years) 

We would like to invite you to join the Veteran Legacy Fund 1944 Circle by making a minimum gift of $250 or more annually to the Veteran Legacy Fund. As a member, you will receive updates on how your contributions directly impact students, along with the latest news from the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA). Exclusive events allow members to engage with each other and University leadership, creating connections and opportunities to work together to advance Syracuse University’s mission making it the “Best Place for Veterans.”

Membership starts with an annual gift of $250 to the Syracuse University Veteran Legacy Fund.

Upon becoming a 1944 Circle member, you’ll receive:

  • An exclusive VLF circle patch
  • Recognition on the OVMA website and in the OVMA Annual Report
  • Receive OVMA Monthly E-Newsletters

Additional information about the Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle can be found in our FAQ section. To learn more or to make a gift to one or more eligible funds, please contact us at 315-443-0141 or vlf@syr.edu.

Current 1944 Veteran Legacy Fund Circle Members

Thank you to our current 1944 Veteran Legacy Fund Circle members who made a gift
to the Veteran Legacy Fund between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

Dr. Nicholas J. Armstrong G’08, G’11, Ph.D.’14
     Mrs. Elizabeth E. Armstrong G’13
Mr. David P. Culley G’14, L’14
Mrs. Karyn L. Doss ’98, G’04, G’20
      Mr. A. Keith Doss
Col. Andrew P. Ewanitz III ’85, G’17
     Bozena Nowak-Ewanitz
Ms. Elizabeth A. Fantini ’18
Ms. Tina M. Kapral G’13, G’15
     Mr. Scott Kapral
Ms. Jennifer R. Pluta G’15
     Mr. Arthur T. Pluta, Jr.
Mr. Charles Poag ’22
Mr. Justice L. Spear ’17

Additional information about the Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle can be found in our FAQ section. To learn more or to make a gift to one or more eligible funds, please contact us at 315-443-0141 or vlf@syr.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to renew my membership in the Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle every year?
Yes, it will be renewed each year when you make your annual gift (minimum of $250) to the 1944 Circle.

Do I need to increase my gift each year to stay in the 1944 Circle?
No, if the gift meets the minimum requirements of $250.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of the Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle?
The Veteran Legacy Fund provides an inclusive network with exclusive access:

  • Each member will receive a welcome packet with specialty branded with Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle materials
  • Exclusive invitations to the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs events
  • Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Newsletter
  • Opportunities to network with other Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle members throughout the year

What is the Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle?

Annual dollars provided through the Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle are flexible and immediately available, enabling the executive director of the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs to funnel those dollars wherever they are most urgently needed. Tuition and fees account for only a portion of Syracuse University’s annual budget. Annual contributions to the Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle are crucial, creating an essential bridge between tuition revenues and the actual cost of a Syracuse University education. Gifts to the Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle are counted within our fiscal calendar of July 1 – June 30.

How are contributions to the 1944 Fund used?

Year after year, gifts to the Veteran Legacy Fund: 1944 Circle make scholarships, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities possible for students. Annual gifts help the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs provide financial support and learning experiences to veteran and military-connected students, including career immersion trips, internships, scholarships, and professional development.

Whatever the size of your gift, your support strengthens Syracuse University’s ability to ensure military-connected students have the support and resources they need.