Donor Stories

  • In Her Own Words: Ingrid S. Beach

    Between the splendid books offered by the Naval Institute Press and the stirring videos from the “Americans at War” series, I am struck by how well the Institute is keeping abreast of modern technology and incorporating high-profile techniques into its publishing business.  But...

    Ingrid S. Beach
  • 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...

  • 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
  • In His Own Words: David J. Gray

    Understanding history sharpens strategic skills and enables us to function on a higher level.  Our bequest will help underwrite conferences, articles, books and lectures at the Institute’s discretion. By including the Naval Institute in my estate plans, my support will continue beyond...

    David J. Gray
  • 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

  • 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: 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 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
  • 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


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

Defense Forum Washington 2015

Mon, 2015-12-07

Defense Forum Washington will take place 7 December 2015 at the Newseum - Knight Conference Center in Washington, DC.  

Maritime Security Dialogue

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From the Press

"Goldrick Seminar: 2015"

Thu, 2015-12-03

Guest Speakers & Book Signing

Mon, 2015-12-07

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