Fellow classmates,

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and are enjoying the holidays.  My family and I are having a great road trip vacation, and we’ve just departed St. Louis and are headed to Madison Wisconsin.  Here’s hoping the weather stays as cooperative as it has been.  We’re very lucky as well that Patrick, our 1 year old, sleeps mostly in the car.

There is one more week left in 2011, and that means tax season is right around the corner!  Which means you’ve got one more week to have your class gift donation count toward 2011 tax year.  If you’re looking to reduce your burden to Uncle Sam, now’s the time to act.

James and I wish everyone a very happy New Years celebration.

Is my gift to the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation tax-deductible?
Yes. Through the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation, a tax-exempt organization under the Federal Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501 (c) (3), your gift to the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundationfor the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax specialist for details on your donation.