The Superintendent's Annual Fund
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There are two sources of funding for West Point—public and private. Ten percent of Academy resources come from private gifts. Private funding is needed for the developmental programs that go above and beyond the Academy’s core education and military training to provide the Margin of Excellence. These programs consist of more than 120 co-curricular clubs and activities, conferences, renowned speakers, curriculum enhancements, cultural immersions and travel experiences, and various emerging opportunities, which surface throughout the year. Each and every cadet is afforded the opportunity to explore areas of interest making their 47-month experience at the Academy truly excellent. Private investment allows the Academy to remain competitive in attracting high-quality cadet candidates and to provide experiences that enable cadets to achieve their very highest potential.
In the 2012-2013 academic year, graduates and friends of West Point contributed over $2.7 million to the Superintendent’s and Parents Annual Funds. These unrestricted gifts offer the greatest flexibility to the Academy so that it can fund every aspect of the Margin of Excellence experience. With your support, we can help cadets become our Army’s and our nation’s 21st century leaders of character.
Superintendent's Annual Fund: $2.7 Million
Academic Year 2012–13 Distribution
TOP FOUR BENEFICIARIES OF THE Superintendent’s ANNUAL Fund IN 2012-13
Cadet Activities (36%)
Academic Programs (31%)
Commandant’s Programs (19%)
- Support for the annual Mission Command Conference, Cadet Leader Development Conference, Professional Military Ethic Education, and the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program
- Support for USMAPS
- Funding for the purchase of equipment to support the Cavalry Scout Club, Law Enforcement Tactics Club, and Combat Application Program/ Combat Weapons Team
Admissions and Outreach (7%)
- STEM outreach
- Prior Service Soldier outreach
- Directorate of Public Affairs & Communications (D/PA&C) provides support for publicity opportunities such as travel for the Cadet Color Guard and Cadet Glee Club to national sporting events.
The above are representative examples of academic year 2012-2013 expenditures.