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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grateful to Serve

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

    Alan Park
    United States Navy
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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,...

Club 2000

The Leadership Circle -- 2000
  • Estate of Mr. R. R. Aston
  • Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation
  • The David M. Cooney Family
  • CWO4 Leo H. Engele, USN (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Philip N. Frazier, USMC (Ret.)
  • Phoebe W. Haas Charitable Trust
  • The Hackney Foundation
  • Major Bruce H. Hooper, USMCR (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral William D. Houser, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Gustave N. Johansen, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral William M. Narva, MC, USN (Ret.)
  • The Honorable Paul H. Nitze
  • Captain Harry W. Konkel, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Lionel Krisel, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral William N. Leonard, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Laurance H. Lloyd
  • Mrs. Ellice L. McDonald
  • Admiral Wesley L. McDonald, USN (Ret.)
  • McMullen Family Foundation
  • Commander Edwin Malloy, Jr., USN
  • Captain Thomas O. Marshall, Jr., USNR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Edward S. Miller
  • Mr. Paul X. O'Neill
  • Lieutenant Commander Jason M. Pilalas, USNR (Ret.)
  • Polk Family Charitable Fund
  • The John J. Schiff Family
  • Commander Robert W. Selle, USNR (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Mark T. Vanderberg, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Robert G. Walker, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Stephen M. Waters
  • Mr. Robert P. Weed
  • Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, USMC (Ret.)
  • Mr. Stuart S. Wright
  • * Deceased


Conferences and Events

2015 Naval History Conference

Wed, 2015-10-14

The 2015 History Conference is hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academywith support from The William M. Wood...

Defense Forum Washington 2015

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