The Second Century Campaign was created to coincide with ARRL’s Centennial year in 2014. ARRL members, volunteers, and staff celebrated ARRL’s 100-year anniversary of serving Amateur Radio enthusiasts through six regional events, the National Centennial Convention, and other special events throughout the year.
The Second Century Campaign committee was comprised of 13 dedicated ARRL volunteers and staff, who joined forces with the ambitious goal of building the ARRL Endowment and securing significant financial resources to maintain ARRL’s commitment to Amateur Radio well into the League’s second century and beyond.
The Second Century Campaign Committee was led by David W. Brandenburg, K5RQ, joined by former Chief Development Officer, Mary Hobart, K1MMH, former ARRL Board President, Kay Craigie, N3KN, Ken Byers, K4TEA, Bob Allphin, K4UEE, Mike Valentine, W8MM, L. Dennis Shapiro, W1UF, ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, Frank Donovan, W3LPL, Rick Roderick, K5UR, Steve West, W7SMW, Glenn Johnson, WØGJ, and ARRL Chief Financial Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY.
At a special reception on July 16, 2014, the eve of the National Centennial Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, Committee members and campaign supporters came together to celebrate the success of the Campaign. Campaign Chair David Brandenburg, K4RQ, proudly reported that more than $7.6 million dollars in cash donations, pledge commitments and planned gifts were raised through the Committee's efforts and the generosity of ARRL members. The Second Century Terrace, recognizing the Committee and Major Donors, was unveiled as a permanent acknowledgment to these visionary supporters.
The Second Century Campaign is still accepting gifts to support this important mission. For more information, please contact the Development Office at (860-594-0291).