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This year, the Tamburitzans celebrate their 75th anniversary.  This is a perfect time to remember, to celebrate, to express our thanks, and to help our alma mater and the students who follow us.

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who wrote “The Way We Were,” has commended the Tammies for reflecting that ideal by presenting our shared cultural treasures to audiences across the country.  As performers, we kept memories alive; now it’s our turn to ensure that the folk arts endure in the future.  

Times have changed, but today’s students still have much in common with us.  They all come with hopes and dreams, to prepare for successful lives and careers, and to make their own unique marks on our world.  Duquesne and the Tammies helped us to realize our potential.  In this anniversary year, we can work together to make both even stronger for the students of today and tomorrow.

It’s as simple as making a reunion gift.  As government agencies and nonprofits reduce support for the folk arts, it’s more important than ever that we as alumni step up to perpetuate our tradition by supporting scholarships (you may wish to support one or more of several existing funds), facilities, costumes, instruments, and staging that will keep shows fresh and exciting.  Every gift—in any amount—helps.

Or, if you prefer, you may designate your gift to any other University school, program or activity with special meaning, improving the Duquesne experience for Tamburitzans and for the entire student body.

Thank you for your consideration and for supporting Duquesne.

Sincerely,

Joyce Crumbo, A’80                 Mark Husnick, A’86          Jennifer Stedina, B’95

Mary Jane McGreevy Rodina, E'55               Darin Hoffner, B'88, GB'93, L'97