2021 Bear Madness

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An Anonymous DonorBilly Fort '98, Peter Reyes '85 and Ali Fardshisheh '97 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $20,000Just for Alumni
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Bear Madness has begun! Does your class have what it takes to be named the victor? Earn points to represent your class during the March Bear Madness Challenge. Classes will compete to increase their class participation to support the Landon Annual Fund starting March 1. First leader board announcing the Elite Eight will be released Thursday, March 11 at 2 pm. The Final Four will be announced March 15, and the winner on March 18. The winning class will be recognized in the next Landon Annual Report, Magazine, and the Alumni Newsletter.

Please consider giving today and having your gift matched by fellow Landon alumni Billy Fort '98, Peter Reyes '85 and Ali Fardshisheh '97. Your donation will be matched with $200 for every new donation made up to $20,000 by March 18.

Your participation in this giving challenge demonstrates your commitment to the school and makes an investment for future generations. Each year, alumni show their BEAR PRIDE by giving back. Gifts can be directed to areas with a personal meaning to you – Academics and Technology, Campus Health and Safety, Arts, Athletics, Faculty Development, Financial Aid, DEI initiatives, or Area of Greatest Need. Alumni giving also recognizes contributions to endowments, capital gifts, planned gifts and bequests.

The Landon Alumni Office has also released a Landon Alumni March Madness Tournament Challenge. Alumni will be able to enter their picks for who will win the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship. First, second, and third place will receive a credit to the school store. Join us next month for Bear Madness. Group password is "Landon". Please make sure your bracket full name includes your name and class year. Join the Bear Madness Tournament Challenge herehttps://fantasy.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2021/en/group?groupID=3624682.

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Updates
A Landon Message From Mark Knebel ’88 - We Are Close, Help Us Reach Goal!

“Landon will always be a special place for our family. I find myself looking for reasons to return to campus, attend Father’s Visiting Day, and catch up with people like Steve Sorkin, Rob Bordley, Frank Mora, Bill Zaiser, Lowell Davis, and Hans Farnstrom. Landon has done a fantastic job shaping my two boys (’21 and ’22). I look forward to staying connected through the Alumni Board.”

Mark Knebel ’88

Thank you to those that have already made a gift in the Bear Madness Challenge. So far, 91 alumni have participated in the Challenge. Our goal is 100 donors!

With only 9 more gifts, please join your classmates today in participating in this year's Bear Madness Challenge. The Class of '07 is currently in the lead with 29 participants.

1229 days ago by Agustin Umanzor
A Message From Michael Banks ’92 - Secure The Bear Madness Match!

“When I lost my father, Landon was a savior for me as a young boy. Landon served as a second family to me. My Landon friends have been there for me. They show up when showing up matters most. To the teachers, coaches, parents, and classmates who supported me, I can only say—I am sincerely grateful.”  

 Michael Banks ’92 

The race is on! Which class will have the best class participation? The Class of '07 is currently in the lead with twenty one participants. Please consider making a gift to the Landon Fund to pay it forward to today’s Bears and joining your classmates in the challenge.

For every donation, regardless of size, Peter Reyes '85, Ali Fardshisheh '97, and Billy Fort '98 will add $200 to the Landon Fund, up to $20,000.

We still need 43 donations to fully utilize this matching opportunity. Only 8 days remain!


1231 days ago by Agustin Umanzor
A Message From Stephen Gordon, Sr. '75 - Make a Gift, Join Bear Madness!

“The ten formative years I spent at Landon gave me structure, consistent support, love, and discipline. It gave me a solid foundation based on the core values of honor, respect, and service to others. It’s hard to adequately measure how Landon has positively shaped my life.” 

Stephen Gordon, Sr. '75

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Make a gift to represent your class during the Bear Madness Challenge. The class of 2007 is currently in the lead with 14 participants. Please consider making a gift to support today’s Bears and joining your class in the challenge.

1235 days ago by Agustin Umanzor

Bear Madness Class LeaderboardThe Bear Madness Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
200737$15,913
200510$2,435
20129$555
20209$180
20138$346
20085$2,670
19694$1,800
20094$1,750
20104$550
20044$463
20153$90
19983$20,350
19653$610
19642$1,100
19762$50
19972$21,800
19952$450
19812$275
19872$350
20112$350
19992$500
19801$1,000
19941$500
19521$500
19931$1,000
20161$30
19771$10
19851$20,000
20141$50
20061$50
19781$50
19821$1,000
19961$323
19681$100
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Gradhat icon97%Alumni
Parent icon5%Parents
Suitcase icon1%Faculty/Staff
Parent icon1%Grandparent
Parent icon2%Current Parents
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