Donor Stories

  • 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 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
  • 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...

  • Grateful to Serve

    “Grateful to serve my God and Country in the nuclear Navy. Go Nuke!”

    Alan Park
    United States Navy
  • In His Own Words: Hon. Gordon R. England

    The Naval Institute is now a national resource:  It builds public understanding of the naval services, helps to develop future naval leaders, preserves and makes widely available the history of the naval services, and influences the future direction of the sea services.

    Honorable Gordon R. England
  • 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 His Own Words: Hon. Sean O'Keefe

    I was inspired to become a member because of the exceptional capability of the Naval Institute to focus on strategic events and frame them relative to the rich history of the naval services, to provide for the common defense, and to shape our nation's foreign policy objectives and interests...

    Honorable Sean O'Keefe
  • Giving the Gift of Membership

    Chris, You're a professional warrior now, in the 2nd year of at least a 10-year career. This publication will help keep you keep current in your chosen profession with respect to weapons, strategy, tactics, and personnel issues. Knowledge is power. Beat Army! Dad

  • Rep. Forbes Thanks the Naval Institute

    I thank the Naval Institute for the great work its done for some 140 years. I¹m blessed to have supporting me an incredibly gifted young staff, and I was thinking how great it¹s been for the Naval Institute throughout all these years to give this kind of...

    Representative J. Randy Forbes (R - VA)


Donor Societies 

USNI Commodore:
President Theodore Roosevelt
Great White Fleet Society
(For Lifetime Gifts of $5 million and above)

USNI Commodore:
Rear Admiral John L. Worden
Ironclad Society
(For Lifetime Gifts of $1 million to $4.9 million

USNI Commodore:
Admiral Arleigh A. "31-Knot" Burke Society
(For Lifetime Gifts Totaling $500,000-$999,999)

USNI Commodore:
General John A. Lejeune Society
(For Lifetime Gifts Totaling $100,000-$499,999)

Captain Joshua James Society
(For Lifetime Gifts Totaling $25,000-$99,999)

The 1873 Society
(For Annual Gifts and Payments of $5,000 and above)

  • Naval Institute Tie (Men) or Scarf (Women)
  • Invitation to Honors Night Gala
  • Invitation to USNI Blue Angels Reception
  • Invitation to West Conference
  • Invitation to Joint Warfare Conference
  • Recognition at USNI Website
  • Recognition in Proceedings Foundation page
    Recognition in annual Naval Review issue
  • Recognition in USNI Annual Donor Report 

The Leadership Circle
(For Annual Gifts and Payments of $1,000-$4,999)

  • Recognition at USNI Website
  • Recognition in annual Naval Review issue
  • Recognition in Proceedings Foundation page
  • Recognition in USNI Annual Donor Report

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Conferences and Events

2016 Coast Guard Academy Conference

Mon, 2016-10-24

US Coast Guard Academy

As part of The U.S. Coast Guard Academy 2016-2017 Leadership Lecture Series The U.S. Naval Institute presents Historical and...

Maritime Security Dialogue

Defense Forum Washington 2016

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From the Press

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2016-10-30

Book Launch Party

Wed, 2016-11-02

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