July 24, 2001

Ms. Cindy Lesch
President
Gradshirts
5120 Kingspine Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Dear Cindy,

We are so pleased with the success of our first-year involvement with Gradshirts! And who would have thought that Nicolas Cage would be spotted pouring over his Gradshirt in a National Enquirer photo!

I really appreciate your patience and flexibility as we launched this new program for our university Commencement. As I think I shared with you, we our Alumni Association Board wanted to have strong presence promoting our graduates’ pride in the university, but staffing requirements limited our options. Gradshirts was the perfect solution – we had the “Alumni” name at the ceremonies and graduates had the opportunity to take home a personal memento of their graduation.

Additionally, I valued how much personal attention you provided me as we worked through this new program together. I felt that we developed a very efficient and friendly working relationship quickly, and I would certainly encourage other universities to invite Gradshirts to their campuses.

Our executive director, Patricia Boggs, was pleasantly surprised at the number of t-shirts sold this first year. I believe that with additional promotion through our graduation mailings and at our grad fair, we could have even more success next year!

Thanks again, Cindy!

Best regards,

Lori Bachand
Associate Director, Alumni Relations