Commitment to Lead and to Serve
Since I graduated in 1957 as Civil Engineer, I have watched the university continually grow from a small military college to one of national standing. To make these improvements it took continued financial support from the Alumni to make this happen. It is a rare graduate who does not look back at the time he was on the Hill, and thank his parents for making it possible for him to start his professional life at Norwich. When I arrived there, my goal was to just graduate. However, with pressure from the professors, the military, and the coaches, just getting by was not acceptable. The pressure to do one's best became important, and I was a changed person when I graduated. My interest now is to help Norwich continue to grow and to make it possible for students to have the opportunity I had to be successful in life.
I believe that a good method to provide financial support to Norwich is through the charitable gift annuity program. This allows the person making the donation to provide financial support to Norwich and also to provide himself with a guaranteed fixed income for life. This would allow Norwich to continue its program to produce graduates today - who will be leaders tomorrow.
- BG Paul Kavanaugh, USA (Ret.) Norwich Class of 1957