The Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Alumni Association has announced their newest initiative – the 50th Anniversary Gold Standard Challenge. Following the triumphant Class of ’84 Challenge for the Memorial Chapel renovations, this new challenge seeks to rally alumni in a meaningful endeavor.
Kicking off during this year's 2023 Homecoming/Alumni Weekend, the challenge is extended to the members of Honor Classes, including those marking their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, and the 50th anniversaries. Each year, the challenge will present a unique goal, with the current year's objective centered around raising $15,000. These funds will serve a dual purpose: supporting the 1889 Scholarship Fund and furthering the Alumni Association's commitment to enriching cadet life programs while fostering a sense of camaraderie among alumni and cadets.
"We are profoundly thankful for the unwavering support and initiative shown by our alumni brotherhood,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Rob Silbaugh. “This challenge not only exemplifies the enduring values of selfless service, duty, and loyalty that are at the heart of Missouri Military Academy, but also underscores how our older alumni support their youngest MMA brothers as leaders.”
The challenge aims to not only raise financial support but also to strengthen the bond between alumni and the institution. "Everyone wins in this challenge," emphasized MMA Alumni Association President Gregg Center ’91. "It's not just about the funds; it's about reinforcing the shared commitment to our Academy and MMA brothers.”
As the 50th Anniversary Gold Standard Challenge takes flight, the MMA Alumni Association invites all alumni to be part of a legacy that honors the past, embraces the present, and propels the Academy toward an even brighter future. Those interested in stepping up to the challenge can click here or contact Rob Silbaugh at 573.581.1776 ext. 230, or by cell phone at 443.956.3244. You can also reach him via email.