Donor Stories

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

Club 2002

The Leadership Circle -- 2002
  • Rear Admiral Fred L. Ames, USCG (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral Frederick L. Ashworth, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Benjamin B. Baker, USCGR (Ret.)
  • Captain Edward L. Beach, USN (Ret.)*
  • Brigadier General Richard A. Behrenhausen, USA (Ret.)
  • Captain Frank L. Boushee, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. George M. Bowles
  • The Crown Family
  • Lieutenant Commander Jerome D. Davis, USN (Ret.)
  • The Donnelley Foundation
  • Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, USN (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral David F. Emerson, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Richard S. Frankel
  • Captain Wayne R. Fritz, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Mack C. Gaston, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Alan C. Goudy
  • Mr. Kent Halvorsen
  • Mr. Robert E. Hanrahan, Jr.
  • J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation
  • Major Bruce H. Hooper, USMCR (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Commander George E. Hotz, USNR (Ret.)*
  • Mr. Michael A. Howland
  • Mr. Parker Kennedy
  • Captain Doyen Klein, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Harry W. Konkel, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Jim P. Koufos
  • Captain Lionel Krisel, USN (Ret.)
  • Commander Lloyd G. LeCain, USNR
  • Rear Admiral William N. Leonard, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Laurance H. Lloyd
  • Mr. Robert C. McCormack
  • Rosa Laird McDonald, CBE
  • Captain Gilbert H. McKelvey, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. A. W. McKnight
  • Commander Edwin Malloy, Jr., USN
  • Captain Thomas O. Marshall, USNR (Ret.)
  • Edward and Joyce Miller
  • Mr. Thomas A. Moore
  • Captain Edward G. Nedwicki, USNR (Ret.)
  • Mr. P.X. O'Neill
  • Mr. Ellsworth L. Peterson
  • Lieutenant Commander Jason M. Pilalas, USNR (Ret.)
  • BMC Anthony K Plummer, Jr., USN
  • Colonel (IL) James N. Pritzker
  • Captain Earl F. Rippee, USNR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Gregory M. Salyards
  • The John J. Schiff Family
  • Commander Robert W. Selle, USNR (Ret.)
  • Captain Ernest E. Skillman, USN (Ret.)
  • Colonel Willard B. Snyder
  • Mr. Peter V. Ueberroth
  • Stephen and Sandra Waters
  • Mr. Howard R. Weiss
  • Mr. Gordon L. Williams
  • Captain James E. Wise, USN (Ret.)
  • CPO Vincent D. Wixted, Jr., USCG
  • 3 Anonymous Donors
  • * Deceased


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