The Tawani Foundation of Chicago has extended its partnership with the Naval Institute, pledging to help underwrite the general operating expenses of the oral history program for the next three years.
This support comes through the generosity of James N. Pritzker, renowned philanthropist, CEO of Tawani Enterprises, and retired colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, and the efforts of Ed Tracy, executive director of the Tawani Foundation. Jim is the force behind the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago, a private research facility that 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.
Many opportunities exist to help underwrite specific oral histories. For more information, please contact Matt Schatzle at (410) 295-1057 or at [email protected] .
Buell Oral History is Now Available
Support from several admirers has allowed the Naval Institute to complete the late Commander Thomas B. Buell's oral history. Author and historian Buell is best known as the definitive biographer of Admirals Raymond A. Spruance and Ernest J. King. Our thanks to the Tawani Foundation for its ongoing support of the Institute's oral history program, and to the following individuals for their outstanding generosity toward this project:
Charles F. Barber
Rebecca M. Jackson
Ronald F. Randall
Brigadier General Frederick A. Smith Jr., USA (Ret.)
Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret.)
Sponsors Contribute to Conference Success
A number of corporations and organizations stepped forward with generous support that enabled the Naval Institute to produce its recent Applied Naval History Symposium "Riverine Warfare: Back to the Future?" at the U.S. Naval Academy in April. We are most grateful to the following sponsors:
United States Marine, Inc.
SAFE Boats International
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products
R. R. Donnelley & Sons
GGS Information Services
Bank of America
Frank Gumpert Printing
Professional Mailing & Distribution Services
Society for Military History
We are delighted to announce the addition of Matthew F. Schatzle to the Naval Institute Foundation team as Director of Development.
Matt brings a wealth of fundraising and Navy experience. The Naval Academy graduate served as navigator of the destroyer Preble (DDG-46) in the mid-1980s and as turret officer in the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) in the late 1980s. Matt has held top development positions at several successful nonprofits, including the USO, the Ocean Conservancy, and the Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation.
Matt and his wife and three children live in Annapolis. He can be reached at (410) 295-1057 or at [email protected] .
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