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 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
  • Naval Photos

    Thanks to the USNI I was able to purchase photos of the ships my Dad served on during his 10+ years of Naval Service.

    Kevin Johnson
  • 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: 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 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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


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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