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Class of '78 40th Reunion Project

Fly, Fight and Win -- in Air, Space and Cyberspace

In honor of our 40th reunion, our class giving project focuses on support of the cyber innovation center. Cyberspace is the newest frontier for today's warfighter, and the cyber programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy will help cadets prepare for its complex future.

Support of the cyber project will not only leave a lasting legacy for the Class of '78, but also represent our commitment to duty, honor, our alma mater and our nation.

Your support will fund the new cyber innovation center, its construction, maintenance and programmatic use. This groundbreaking project will support our Academy, our future cyber leaders and our national security. .

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Individual Donor Levels

'78 is Great $250,000+
Superintendent's List $100,000-$249,999
Commandant's List $50,000-$99,999
Dean's List $25,000-$49,999
AOC's List $9,890 (1978 x 5)-$24,999


The new facility will:

  • Prepare future Air Force warriors to compete in cyber warfare

  • Immerse cadets into collaboration with leading industry, government and academic experts

  • Provide modern laboratories for cadets and faculty with collaborative spaces and equipment to conduct cyber research

  • Expand the capacity of the design studio to allow for up to 10 simultaneous projects.

Our "giving back" journey since graduation has been noteworthy, and now we have the opportunity to become the first class in the USAFA history to raise over $3 million in class giving.

In acknowledgement of these gifts, our Class of ’78 will be recognized inside the cyber innovation center. (PDF case statement)

The USAFA cyber innovation center will help the Air Force maintain the equivalent of “Air Superiority.” As one of the most successful classes ever to graduate, the Class of 1978 has an obligation to prepare the next generation of leaders.

Paul Madera ’78, co-chair of the Endowment Cyber Center Committee

If you have any immediate questions you may contact the Class of 1978 class gift committee at or 719-472-2044