Two Naval Institute historical projects have received a boost through the generosity of longtime member James Pritzker of Chicago. Under the auspices of his Tawani Foundation, Jim Pritzker, a retired colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, sponsored the June issue of Naval History to allow the Naval Institute to publish expanded coverage of the Normandy Invasion in this 60th anniversary year. In 2003, Jim made a significant pledge that will strengthen the Naval Institute’s oral history program for three years.
Among his other philanthropic activities, Jim is the force behind the new state-of-the-art Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. This private research facility supports the study of military history and is dedicated to the philosophy that all citizens should be knowledgeable about the military and its role in society. The library offers live webcasts that enable registered users to watch and listen to guest speakers from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit pritzkermilitarylibrary.org .
Leadership Donors Honored
Naval Institute directors and Foundation trustees were able to personally thank top
supporters during the spring donor reception, held in conjunction with the Naval Institute’s 130th Annual Meeting. CEO Tom Wilkerson recognized members of the Leadership Club present and emphasized the importance of contributed funds to the Naval Institute’s future success.
Thanks to Our Corporate Supporters
130th Annual Meeting & Annapolis Naval History Symposium
R.R. Donnelley & Sons
GGS Information Services
Bank of America
Capital Advisory Group
Griswold & Griswold
Gulf Coast Military Exposition & Symposium
Chairman Sponsor: Northrop Grumman
Executive Sponsors: Booz Allen Hamilton and Raytheon
Corporate Sponsor: Boeing
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