U.S.Naval Institute

Charitable Organization Information

Tax ID # 52-1814344

IRS Tax Exempt Status:

501(c)(3) public charity.

Donor Stories

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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...

  • 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: 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 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
  • 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

Ways to Give

Donations to the U.S. Naval Institute provide funding to mission-centric activities, preserves our history, and creates useful tools to make information and content available when and where we need it. Whether designated for a specific project, such as funding an oral history or creating a digital photo archive, or unrestricted to be used wherever the need is greatest, gifts transform everything the Naval Institute does to remain the independent forum for the Sea Services.

We hope you will give a gift and be part of the future of the Naval Institute.


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Other Ways to Donate

By Check

Makes checks payable to the “Naval Institute Foundation” and mail to:

Naval Institute Foundation, 291 Wood Road, Beach Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402

Gifts of Securities

Appreciated securities (stock) make excellent charitable gifts and may offer special tax benefits to you. Please contact Sue Sweeney at 410.295.1054 and provide: your name, the name of the stock to be transferred, the name and contact information of your brokerage firm, and the purpose of your gift. Then give your broker/agent the following information so that your shares may be transferred directly to our account.

  • Our Broker: Merrill Lynch
  • DTC number: 5198
  • Account number: 707-04070
  • Account name: Naval Institute Foundation, Inc.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match any charitable contributions made by their employees and, sometimes, their retirees. Matching gifts can double or triple the size of your gift. (Note: recognition in annual and lifetime giving societies does not include matching gift contributions.)

In Honor of and In Memory of Gifts

Gifts may be made either in memory of a deceased relative or friend or in honor of someone important to the donor. For more information, contact the Naval Institute at 410.295.1054 or email Sue Sweeney.

Planned Gifts

Whether you are just starting your military career, preparing for retirement, or preserving your assets for distribution to the next generation, the planned-giving office can assist you in evaluating the best method of giving for your life stage and circumstances. If you would like to talk with a member of our staff, please contact Kirk McAlexander, Executive Vice President for Development, by phone at 410-295-1056.


 
 

Conferences and Events

2014 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting

Wed, 2014-04-16

U.S. Naval Institute members and supporters are cordially invited to attend the 2014 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting...

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From the Press

Award Presentation

Sat, 2014-04-26

"Wrecks, Rescues, and Mysteries: Air and Sea Disasters"

Sat, 2014-04-26

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