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Cornell Class of 1981

Welcome to Cornell's Class of 1981 website.

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As of June 9, our class has exceeded its 30th reunion campaign goal of raising $2,500,000 for the university.! Congratulations and thank you! In addition, the class beat its Tower Club members goal. Our committee members, led by Mike Troy and Jessica Pearlstein Zachs, are in the final stages of reaching out to your classmates. We are receiving feedback from their outreach, and your class’s generosity continues to be impressive. As a reminder, all gifts to the university made from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 count towards the class campaign.

As of June 9, the class campaign stood at:

  • Dollars Raised: $4,446,964 (178% of goal)
  • Donors: 706 classmates
  • Tower Club members (Donors of $5,000 or more): 81 (108% of goal)

If you have any questions about the campaign, you can contact Tom LaFalce, Jr. '94 (Director of Reunion Campaigns, Cornell Annual Fund) at 607-254-6459 or


Networks   Join our online groups at Facebook or LinkedIn to share news, stories, events, etc.

NetID   Have you activated your NetID yet?  It's used as your "key" into secure Cornell Alumni online services, such as email forwarding.  See the NetID web page for help and additional information.

Class Dues The Office of Alumni Affairs's "Cornell Class Dues Payer Rewards Program" lets you receive exciting discounts on The Cornell Store, Reunion registration, computers and many more through the Cornell Class Dues Rewards Program. After you pay your dues, you&'ll receive details on how to get your rewards. More information here. Be sure to renew your affiliation with an annual class membership. Part of your annual dues is tax-deductible. You get full online access to Cornell Alumni Magazine and its archives.

Class Officers (2011-2016)  Every 5 years, during Reunion Weekend, classmates elect a slate of officers.  Other volunteer opportunities with the class evolve over time.  Contact any officer to learn more about volunteering, or with suggestions and ideas.

Steven D. Ritchey

Vice Presidents
Affinity Chair: Laura Fratt
Cornell Annual Fund Rep: John Boochever
Cornell Annual Fund Rep: Douglas Calby
Legacies: Robin Rosenberg
Membership Chair: Lisa Kremer Ullmann
Regional Events: Steven Craig Barre
Regional Events: Wendy Rosenthal Gellman
Regional Events: Barbara Giuffre
Sporting Events: Howard Borkan

Fredric L. Cohen

Class Correspondents
Joann Minsker Adams
Barbara Amoscato Sabaitis
Betsy S. Silverfine

Reunion Chairs
Heidi Fleischman
Laura Dake Roche
Celia E. Rodee
Monique van Perlstein

Jordan J Strub

Class Council
Kenneth Blatt
Rhonda Brauer
Jennifer Read Campbell
Wendie Smith Cohick
Gladys Diaz-Jourdain
Susan Edinger
Jim Hauslein
David Heller Michael Hoard
Gretchen Knoell
Jonathan Landsman
Sheryl Eisenstein Lewis
Mark Lipschutz
Richard Lovely
Meryl Friedenberg Mann
Scot Martin
Scott Matolka
Rochelle Michaux
Donald O'Connor
Jonathan Pettee
Peter Plamondon Jr.
Steven Pozzi
Paula Kaplan Reiss
Susan Rodriguez
Paul Salvatore
Steven Schwartz
Michael Staun Sr.
Gary Thompson
Michael Troy
John Tuttle
Theresa Kronik Wrobel
Sheryl WuDunn
Jessica Pearlstein Zachs


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