Donor Stories

  • 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 – 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
  • 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
  • In His Own Words: Alexander Brast Thomas

    The Navy and all it stands for remain an important part of my life.  I have been a Life Member of the Naval Instiute for 40 years.  Supporting the USNI mission, financially and in other ways, is something I care about deeply.  And thinking now of the Institute’s rich and...

    Alexander Brast Thomas
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...

The 1873 Society 2008

The 1873 Society -- 2008
  • Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.), and Captain Sally McElwreath, USNR (Ret.)
  • Captain Earnest G. Campbell, USN (Ret.)*
  • Sergeant Major Charles W. Godwin, USA (Ret.)*
  • Mr. Peter A. Gudmundsson
  • Mr. Thomas M. Gunn
  • Mr. Mark W. Johnson
  • Captain H. F. Lenfest, USNR (Ret.)
  • Mr. J. P. London
  • Admiral James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.)
  • Honorable Robert C. McCormack
  • Rosa Laird McDonald, CBE*
  • Mr. Merrill D. Martin
  • Mr. Christopher P. Michel
  • Edward and Joyce Miller
  • Captain Randell H. Prothro, USN (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral Norman W. Ray, USN (Ret.)
  • The John J. Schiff Family
  • Colonel Willard B. Snyder, USAR (Ret.)
  • Rear Admiral Sidney A. Wallace, USCG (Ret.)
  • Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, USMC (Ret.)
  • Dr. John Durfee Winslow*
  • Anonymous Donor
  • * Deceased


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2015 Naval History Conference

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

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