Donor Recognition

We are grateful to all our members, donors who give to the Naval Institute. Annual and lifetime giving societies have been established to recognize and honor donors who contribute philanthropically to the Naval Institute.

Alfred Thayer Mahan Society

Annual recognition society for all donors who contribute $25,000 or more within a calendar year.

Naval Institute Commodore: President Theodore Roosevelt Great White Fleet Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $5 million or more.

Stephen B. Luce Society

Annual recognition society for all donors who contribute $10,000 - $24,999 within a calendar year.

Naval Institute Commodore: Rear Admiral John L. Worden Ironclad Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $1 million - $4.999 million.

1873 Society

Annual recognition society for all donors who contribute $5,000 - $9,999 within a calendar year.

Naval Institute Commodore: Admiral Arleigh A. “31-Knot” Burke Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $500,000 - $999,999.

Leadership Circle

Annual recognition society for all donors who contribute $1,000 - $4,999 within a calendar year.

Naval Institute Commodore: General John A. Lejeune Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $100,000 - $499,999.

Planned Giving Society: Quill and Sword Society

This society recognizes all individuals who make a planned gift to benefit the Naval Institute. Becoming a member is as simple as establishing a planned gift—a bequest in a will, a charitable gift annuity, a trust, or other deferred gift—to benefit the U.S. Naval Institute.

Naval Institute Commodore: Captain Joshua James Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $25,000 - $99,999.

Donor Stories

  • Special Assistant to the CNO Says...

    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...

    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
  • 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

  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • A Mother’s Support of her Marine...

    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
  • In Their Own Words – Sally...

    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

 
 

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Guest Luncheon Speaker

Mon, 2016-05-02

Guest Speaker & Book Signing

Tue, 2016-05-03

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