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 His Own Words: George W. Carmany III

    Copies of Proceedings attracted my young grandson Charles's attention--warships caught his fancy as they had mine--so the time had come to make an honest man of him.  With help from his grandfather, Charles is now a Naval Institute Member and a sustaining donor.  As the...

    George W. Carmany III
  • 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...

  • 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
  • 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 His Own Words: Hon. Sean O'Keefe

    I was inspired to become a member because of the exceptional capability of the Naval Institute to focus on strategic events and frame them relative to the rich history of the naval services, to provide for the common defense, and to shape our nation's foreign policy objectives and interests...

    Honorable Sean O'Keefe
  • 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: 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

The 1873 Society - 2009

The 1873 Society -- 2009
  • Mr. Martin J. Bollinger
  • Mr. Jack O. Bovender, Jr.
  • Lieutenant Commander Donald P. Brennan, USNR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Alfred M. Cady III
  • Mark E. Dowhy and Anna S. Anderson
  • Mr. John H. Fullmer
  • Mr. Frank M. Gren
  • Mr. Ben Johnson III
  • Mr. Mark W. Johnson
  • Lieutenant Commander Peter J. Lavezzoli, SC, USNR (Ret.)
  • Captain H. F. Lenfest, USNR (Ret.)
  • Dr. J. Phillip London
  • Honorable Robert C. McCormack
  • Mr. Merrill D. Martin
  • Edward and Joyce Miller
  • Mr. T. Truxtun Morrison
  • General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.)
  • Vice Admiral Norman W. Ray, USN (Ret.)
  • Commander William A. Read, Jr., USNR (Ret.)
  • The John J. Schiff Family
  • Dr. Robert W. Selle
  • Mr. Jack C. Taylor
  • Mr. O Jay Tomson
  • Stephen and Sandra Waters
  • Mr. Everett P. Weaver
  • Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, USMC (Ret.)
  • Mr. Michael M. Wiseman
  • * Deceased


Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Wed, 2016-11-02

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Defense Forum Washington 2016

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Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2016-10-30

Book Launch Party

Wed, 2016-11-02

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