Donor Stories

  • In His Own Words: Earl F. Rippee

    Over the years, I’ve taken satisfaction in supporting the Naval Institute. I don’t always like what I read in its publications and hear at its seminars, but I am proud to do my part to make sure everyone—no matter how much I disagree with what they say—has a place to air...

    Earl F. Rippee
  • In Their Own Words – Joseph Callo

    One cannot learn how important our Navy is while watching the nightly news, and that is exactly why the Naval Institute Foundation is so important.  It supports the kind of intellectual exploration of naval and maritime matters that is lacking elsewhere.  The Foundation is not just a...

    Joseph Callo
  • A Commodore to be Missed

    Though the Institute staff has the pleasure of dealing on a daily basis with many outstanding members, authors, and donors, some invariably stand out.  The late Everett “Tuck” Weaver of Winnetka, Illinois, who died in September, is one.  Generous and modest to the extreme,...

  • Former Prof of Naval Science Sponsors Gift...

    I am confident that the newly commissioned ensigns from Marquette will benefit from membership in the Institute,” Dave says.  “As these young men and women begin their naval careers, I want them to have the same advantages that USNI membership brought me.  The Institute is...

    David Chomeau, a retired St. Louis insurance executive
  • In His Own Words: Alexander Brast Thomas

    The Navy and all it stands for remain an important part of my life.  I have been a Life Member of the Naval Instiute for 40 years.  Supporting the USNI mission, financially and in other ways, is something I care about deeply.  And thinking now of the Institute’s rich and...

    Alexander Brast Thomas
  • U of I NROTC Gift Memberships

    Digital-media entrepreneur and author Christopher P. Michel of San Francisco has agreed to underwrite Institute memberships for midshipmen in the NROTC unit at the University of Illinois for the next several years.  A former naval flight officer, Chris received his commission through this...

  • A Mother’s Support of her Marine Son: Going...

    Now, more than ever, there is a critical place for an organization such as the Naval Institute that encourages debate on all sides of an issue.  I decided to further support [my son’s] career choice in one of the few ways available to me—by making a gift to the Institute. ...

    Ruth Ann Raup
  • In His Own Words: John T. Pigott

    I thoroughly enjoy Proceedings and Naval History magazines.  The continuation of their robust health is a major reason why I have, over many years, given as generously to the Naval Institute as I could—and will continue to do so.  I might add that in 1944 I was a commissioning...

    John T. Pigott
  • In Their Own Words – Sally McElwreath Callo

    During my [naval] reserve career I came to understand the dedication of my career Navy counterparts and the overarching importance of the U.S. Navy to our past, present and future.  That has translated naturally to support for the Naval Institute Foundation and its support for the rigorous...

    Sally McElwreath Callo

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The work of the Naval Institute is key to maintaining history’s greatest Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. We advance the naval professions. We preserve the United States’ naval history. We increase understanding of American naval power. With support of members and donors, the Naval Institute intends to extend its reach even further, deepen its connection to history, and bring this history newly alive for current and future generations.

The Naval Institute is a private, not-for-profit educational institution with a current membership of approximately 45,000 worldwide. It receives no government funding. Classified by the IRS as a 501(c)3, the Institute operates from revenues generated by book sales, membership dues, advertising income, and from tax-deductible gifts made to the Naval Institute Foundation.


How we use Donations

With your gift, the Naval Institute Foundation is investing in the means to equip today’s leaders with unlimited access to vital information—when and where they need it—in all corners of the world. In doing so, it utilizes donations from members and other generous donors, along with contributions from corporations and foundations, to enrich the offerings, accessibility, and preservation of a great national treasure: the Naval Institute.

Tax-deductible gifts to the Naval Institute create added value beyond what membership dues cover by supporting initiatives such as:

  • Digitizing professional publications and references so they can be retrieved online.
  • Developing mobile apps for instant access to key information.
  • Creating new and useful tools, such as the Naval Wiki.
  • Preserving our vast archive of naval images and documents

Giving Priorities

Gifts to the Naval Institute will enable us to remain true to our mission of being an independent forum to advance the understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense. Our highest priority giving opportunities include supporting the following objectives:

  • The introduction of the next generation of naval leaders to their professional society
  • Making the chronicle of naval knowledge accessible when readers need it
  • Enabling the Institute to stay abreast of advancing technology in publishing
  • Stimulating thought, discourse and writing about Sea Power issues
  • Keeping important Sea Service literature available to future generations
  • Educating with historical naval images now—and preserving them for future generations
  • Recording life lessons of today’s naval leaders to inspire those who follow
  • Enlivening the Independent Forum…and taking it on the road

 


 
 

Conferences and Events

2014 U.S. Naval Institute History Conference

Wed, 2014-10-01

The 2014 Naval History Conference is hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academywith support from The William M...

Maritime Security Dialogue

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

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From the Press

"Author's Forum"

Thu, 2014-10-02

Guest Speaker

Thu, 2014-10-02

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