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Give Now to the Carlo D’Este ’58 Military Writers’ Endowment


I am delighted to share that the 27th annual Norwich University Military Writers’ Symposium, which took place November 3-4, 2021 with the theme “Global Conflict or Cooperation? Evolving Arctic Security,” was another terrific success. Approximately 1,100 students, faculty, and staff attended the symposium virtually and in person. It is a true privilege to build on the legacy of this one-of-a-kind programming with each passing year.

The 2021 symposium was especially poignant as it was the first since the passing of beloved co-founder Carlo D’Este ’58 on November 21, 2020. In celebration of his storied life and to help the symposium exist in perpetuity, the Pritzker Military Foundation (PMF), Norwich’s longtime philanthropic partner and supporter of the symposium, has posed a $500,000 matching gift challenge through 2025 to grow the symposium’s endowment. Should Norwich successfully raise $500,000, the PMF will match this effort with $500,000, bringing the endowment to over $1,000,000 and empowering the symposium to exist in perpetuity. To honor Carlo, the endowment has been renamed the “Carlo D’Este ’58 Military Writers’ Endowment.” 

Carlos D'Este video stillI am pleased to share this video, which highlights the extraordinary impact of Carlo D’Este on the symposium. On behalf of the entire Norwich community, I ask that you please consider making a gift to the Carlo D’Este ’58 Military Writers’ Endowment. The symposium has long served as a cornerstone in Norwich’s mission of excellence, and with your partnership, we have the amazing opportunity for it to exist forever in Carlo’s name. Let’s rise to meet this challenge together. Thank you in advance for your consideration.


W. Travis Morris

Executive Director, NU Military Writers’ Symposium

Director, Peace and War Center

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