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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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...

Club 2004

The Leadership Club -- 2004
  • Rear Admiral Fred L. Ames, USCG (Ret.)
  • Admiral Stanley R. Arthur, USN (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral Frederick L. Ashworth, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Benjamin B. Baker, USCGR (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Charles J. Beers, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Brigadier General Richard A. Behrenhausen, USA (Ret.)
  • Mr. Sherwood C. Blake
  • Captain Frank L. Boushee, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Mark H. Buzby, USN
  • Captain Ben C. Byrnside, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.), and Captain Sally McElwreath, USNR (Ret.)
  • Eileen and Michael Carberry
  • Captain Nicholas A. Castruccio, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Francesco Costagliola, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain and Mrs. Russell S. Crenshaw, Jr.
  • Captain David E. Cummins, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Donald R. Dixon
  • Captain John C. Doherty, USN (Ret.)
  • Professor Livio Donaio
  • Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Edwards
  • Mr. Thomas Egan
  • Mr. Charles D. Eidson
  • Mr. Lawrence W. Evans
  • Captain Richard E. Foster, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Richard N. Frank
  • Mr. Henry A. Frantzen
  • Captain Wayne R. Fritz, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. John H. Fullmer
  • The Honorable and Mrs. H. Lawrence Garrett III
  • Mrs. Phoebe B. Gilpin
  • Mr. Alan C. Goudy
  • Mr. Kent Halvorsen
  • Mr. Robert E. Hanrahan, Jr.
  • J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation
  • Robert Harris and Susan Rothermund
  • Mr. Robert W. Hayden
  • Mr. William A. Hood
  • Major Bruce H. Hooper, USMCR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Michael A. Howland
  • Captain James P. Jamison, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Joseph E. Jannotta, Jr.
  • Admiral David E. Jeremiah, USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Gustave N. Johansen, USN (Ret.)*
  • Vice Admiral Jerome H. King, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Sheldon H. Kinney, USN (Ret.)*
  • Captain Doyen Klein, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Harry W. Konkel, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Lionel Krisel, USN (Ret.)
  • Commander Lloyd G. LeCain, USNR(Ret.)
  • Mr. Clarence G. Leggett*
  • The Honorable Samuel K. Lessey, Jr.
  • Captain Paul G. Linaweaver, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral John A. Lockard, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Kirk C. McAlexander
  • The Honorable Robert C. McCormack
  • Rosa Laird McDonald, CBE
  • Bennette and Ellen McGraw
  • Mrs. Angie F. Marshall
  • Mr. Merrill D. Martin
  • Edward and Joyce Miller
  • Vice Admiral Charles S. Minter, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Joseph M. Murphy
  • Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. P. X. O'Neill
  • Lieutenant Commander Jason M. Pilalas, USNR (Ret.)
  • Commander Howard Pinskey, USNR (Ret.)
  • BMC Anthony K. Plummer, Jr., USN
  • Harriet and Edward Polk
  • Colonel (IL) James N. Pritzker
  • Dr. Edgar F. Puryear, Jr.
  • Admiral J. Paul Reason, USN (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Commander Thor H. Ramsing, USNR (Ret.)
  • Captain Earl F. Rippee, USNR (Ret.)
  • Lieutenant Commander James A. Roberts, USNR (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral David B. Robinson, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Clive Runnells
  • Captain Charles W. Rush, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • The John J. Schiff Family
  • Dr. Robert W. Selle
  • Captain Ernest E. Skillman, USN (Ret.)
  • Captain Nepier V. Smith, USN (Ret.)
  • Colonel Willard B. Snyder, USAR (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral George P. Steele II, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Robert M. Sutphen
  • Mr. Andrew F. Tabas
  • Mrs. Betty Taussig
  • Captain Robert E. Thomas, USN (Ret.)
  • Mr. Everett P. Weaver
  • Mr. Howard R. Weiss
  • Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, USMC (Ret.)
  • Captain James E. Wise, Jr., USN (Ret.)
  • Chief Petty Officer Vincent D. Wixted, Jr., USCG (Ret.)
  • *Deceased

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