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 individuals who contribute $25,000 or more within a calendar year.
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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 individuals who contribute $10,000 - $24,999 within a calendar year. Click here to see donor courtesies and donor listing

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

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $1 million - $4.999 million.
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1873 Society

Annual recognition society for individuals who contribute $5,000 - $9,999 within a calendar year.
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Naval Institute Commodore: Admiral Arleigh A. “31-Knot” Burke Society

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

Annual recognition society for individuals who contribute $1,000 - $4,999 within a calendar year.
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Naval Institute Commodore: General John A. Lejeune Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $100,000 - $499,999.
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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.
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Naval Institute Commodore: Captain Joshua James Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $25,000 - $99,999.
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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
  • 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
  • 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: Hon. Gordon R....

    The Naval Institute is now a national resource:  It builds public understanding of the naval services, helps to develop future naval leaders, preserves and makes widely available the history of the naval services, and influences the future direction of the sea services.

    Honorable Gordon R. England
  • In His Own Words: Ali Wambold

    The Naval Institute provides perspective for both military personnel and civilians as a concise, pertinent, knowledgeable, and objective source on vital topics.  All citizens need to be properly informed in deciding how they stand on such matters, and the Institute can make a big difference...

    Ali Wambold
  • 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
  • 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 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

 
 

Conferences and Events

WEST 2017

Tue, 2017-02-21 - Thu, 2017-02-23

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Tuesday, 21 February - Thursday, 23 February 2017 Co-Sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute. Registration...

2017 U.S. Naval Institute Member Event

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From the Press

Network Television Interview

Mon, 2017-01-23

Admiral James Stavridis

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Wed, 2017-01-25

Maj. Gen. Bob Scales, USA (Ret.)

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