Your lifetime giving helps to ensure that current and future members of the Long Gray Line benefit from the extraordinary range of opportunities and experiences that make up West Point’s Margin of Excellence. Your support of the Margin of Excellence, whether it be for academic pursuits, athletic activities, or co-curricular endeavors, is critical to enabling cadets to achieve their highest potential and to attracting our nation’s best young people to West Point for years to come. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

3:00pm-6:00pm: Projects Day Research Symposium Registration

Thayer Hotel Lobby

6:00pm-10:00pm: Celebration of Margin of Excellence Donor Dinner

Crest Hall, Eisenhower Hall – Cocktails
Eisenhower Hall Ballroom – Dinner

At this formal dinner, we recognize donors that have been inducted into one of the Lifetime Giving Societies during the previous calendar year.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

7:30am-10:30am: Projects Day Research Symposium Registration

Kimsey Center

7:30am-11:15am: Projects Day Research Symposium

Central Area

The Projects Day Research Symposium showcases more than 400 research projects by over 1,000 Firstie cadets across all 13 of the Dean’s Academic Departments, the Department of Military Instruction, and the Department of Physical Education. Demonstrations include posters, presentations, static and dynamic displays, and question and answer sessions. WPAOG invited guests have the opportunity to view these projects and see the impact their support has on the cadet experience.

11:30am-1:00pm: Donor Tribute Buffet Luncheon

Ike’s Riverside Café, Eisenhower Hall

Typically, during this luncheon, select cadets speak about their Margin of Excellence experiences.

1:00pm-5:00pm: Projects Day Research Symposium

Central Area

5:00pm-7:00pm: Donor Reception at the Thayer Hotel

Washington & Pershing Ballrooms, The Thayer Hotel

WPAOG wraps up the Donor Tribute Event with a dinner reception. Donors have the opportunity to mingle with each other and members of the West Point staff and faculty.

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A block of rooms has been reserved for this event at the following hotel:

Thayer Hotel

674 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996

Rate per night: $235+

Notes: Reservations can be made through your event registration form. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wednesday Evening

Civilian: Business Attire (Suit with tie)/Ladies Equivalent
Military: AGSU A

All Thursday Events

Civilian: Business Casual (Jacket, no tie)/Ladies Equivalent
Military: Duty Uniform

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Wednesday, May 1

Celebration of Margin of Excellence Donor Dinner
If you are attending the Celebration of Margin of Excellence Donor Dinner and staying at the Thayer Hotel, there will be transportation to dinner beginning at 5:45pm. All other guests not staying at the Thayer Hotel are advised to park surrounding Eisenhower Hall for the event.

Thursday, May 2

Please park at Buffalo Soldier Field if you are not staying at the Thayer Hotel.

From 7:00am-5:00pm, continuous shuttles will run from the Thayer Hotel & Buffalo Soldier Parking Lot to:

  • Herbert Alumni Center
  • Kimsey Center
  • Library Corner
  • Eisenhower Hall

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