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Donor Stories

  • 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
  • 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,...

  • 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
  • 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
  • Special Assistant to the CNO Says Thanks

    First and foremost, the index of articles has been invaluable as CNO's Speechwriter.  The ability to reach back and pull information has proven key when writing several articles and speeches for CNO.  Thank you! Secondly, I'm glad to see the USNI app has gone mainstream. . ....

    LCDR Guy Snodgrass
    United States Navy
  • 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: 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
  • 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)
  • 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

Benefits

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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