Class of '60
April 2003

Dear Classmates,

As you all know by now the new president of Gustavus is Dr. Jim Peterson ’64.  He will be taking the helm in July replacing our very own President Dennis Johnson.  It has really been fun having Denny and Carol in the president’s home and they have done a tremendous job honoring their responsibilities.

As a close friend of Dennis, I’ve been thinking of how our class could in some way honor him, our college and our class.  I believe that something simple would please him most, like our renewed commitment to the Gustavus Fund.  He has been our class agent for many years and never shied away from asking to invest in our college.  That is why I’m going to ask you to give a gift to the Gustavus Fund by May 31 in honor of Dennis and Carol Johnson.

There are different ways of doing this:

•President’s Circle ― Gifts of $5000 and more which honor former Gustavus Presidents.

•Ren Anderson Society ― Gifts of $1000-$4,999 named after my Dad.

•Cec Eckhoff Society recognizes people who make a lifelong commitment of an annual gift to the Alumni Fund and is not tied to a particular dollar amount.

•50 by 50 means increasing and returning our alumni participation to 50 percent by the 50th anniversary of the Alumni Fund in 2004.

In addition to honoring Dennis and Carol Johnson with your gift you will honor the Bob Peterson family.  Bob ’58, Ranae and family are the 2002-2003 Alumni Fund chairs.


Jim Anderson

1960 Co-class agent with Judy Oberbeck Johnson