Class of 1956 — 65th Milestone Campaign
In 2021, we will celebrate 65 years since graduation. Six and half decades will have passed since we last walked to class on College Ave. Those memories are deeply engrained in our hearts and minds. It is with gratitude for the outstanding education we received, which prepared us for our lives and careers, that we will continue our ‘56 time-honored tradition of “giving back”, and once again mark our reunion with a gift.
We have been exceptionally philanthropic over the years. Students and visitors can see the impact of our gifts, which are visible throughout the campuses. Most notably, they include the continuing improvements to historic Kirkpatrick Chapel and the naming of the Rutgers clock at the iconic Bookstore.
Please join me in making a gift to the Class of 1956 Fund in honor of our 65th milestone. Your contribution, at whatever level you choose, is greatly appreciated and will be celebrated.
Our reunion will be held during Homecoming/Alumni Weekend in October of 2021. Event dates and details will be announced in the coming months. It is my hope that when the time comes to celebrate, the world will be in a better place and those of us who are still able to, will gather in person. Until then, please help kick off our class campaign by making a gift today.
Class Gift & Giving Goals
Class Gift Initiative(s)
Total Class Giving
Class Participation Goal 22% Current Participation 21%
Thank you for your support!
Ladislas F. (Laddie) Feher, RC ‘56
All Gifts Made During the Fiscal Year Count
Gifts to any area at Rutgers made by members of the Class of 1956 from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 will count toward our class giving campaign total, and contributors will be added to the Class of 1956 Honor Roll of Donors for helping us make a significant contribution to the university.
The following will also be added toward our total:
- Cash, credit, or even shares of stock
- Estate gifts
- Matching gifts from current or former employers
Prior Class Anniversary Gifts
Naming of Class of ’56 Guard House on Old Queens, Support Kirkpatrick Chapel and Class of 1956 Scholarship
Naming of Rutgers Clock at Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Increase Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund
Memorial Bench–1956 Scarlet R Fund
Class of 1956 Scarlet R Fund
Scarlet Walk at Football Stadium
Refurbish 1902 Gate on Old Queens
Class of 1956 Endowed Scholarship
Willie the Silent Refurbishment
Intramural Softball Field
Rutgers Olympic Hall of Fame Display at RAC
New Aquatic Center–Busch
Rutgers College Dean’s Fund
Engineering Dean’s Fund
Mason Gross Dean’s Fund
School of Business Dean’s Fund
Honors Reading Room
Rutgers College Dean’s Fund
Scarlet R Scholarship
Class of ’56 Honors Students Lib rary Trust Fund (Est.)
Permanent Collection of Art for Voorhees Gallery
New Uniforms for Rutgers Marching Band
Videotape System for Women’s Basketball
Toward Cost of Stadium Locker Room Addition
Class of 1956 Honor Roll
The online honor roll lists everyone from your class who makes a gift during your 65th anniversary year. The honor roll section is updated monthly.
- Mr. Robert Andrews
- Mr. Edward J. Arguello
- Mr. Joseph S. Asin
- Mr. Leon B. Auger
- Richard Berkowitz, M.D.
- Dr. Alan B. Clark
- Mr. Richard M. Cotton
- Mr. Neil W. Curran
- Mr. Peter Del Col
- Mr. Warren Dixon III
- Mr. John K. Featherstone
- Ladislas F. Feher, Esq.
- Harold S. Friedman, M.D.
- Elmer Galbi, Esq.
- Mr. James M. Galbraith, Jr.
- Mr. Arthur J. Gregory
- Mr. Neil P. Iorio
- Mr. George A. Juergens
- Mr. Edward Kanazawa
- Dr. Paul L. Kelley
- Lt. General Robert E. Kelley
- Herbert R. Kells, Ph.D.
- Mr. Robert P. Kenney
- Mr. Anthony S. Kochanek, Jr.
- Mr. Donald H. Kohnken
- Mr. Gerald A. Lacey
- Mr. G. Alan Laureyns
- John J. Liccardo, M.D.
- Mr. Tom Liddle
- Mr. Alfred H. Linden, Jr.
- Mr. Martin B. Lipman
- Mr. W. Stanley Lisiewicz
- The Reverend Douglas S. MacDonald
- Mr. William Malloy
- Carl M. Marchetti, M.D.
- Mr. John R. Milligan
- Brigadier General Monte D. Montgomery, USAF (Ret.)
- Dr. Herbert Pardes
- Kenneth O. Phifer, Sc. D.
- Joseph W. Rebovich, C.P.A., Ph.D.
- Mr. M. Barry Schneider
- Mr. Langdon B. Stallard
- Mr. John J. Sweeney, Jr.
- Robert M. Trien, Esq.
- George W. Van Vechten, III, Ph.D.
- The Reverend N. J. Vander Weide
- Dr. John E. Vanderveen
- Mr. Donald C. Wittmann
Questions about gifts?
Contact the Milestone Campaigns Program:
Cyndy Shersick, Director