Naval Institute Foundation

Naval Institute oral histories are made possible solely through charitable gifts to its Foundation. Opportunities abound to underwrite worthy history projects and to provide much-needed general program support. Tax-deductible gifts can be mailed to the Naval Institute Foundation, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402, or made online at the Institute’s Web site: (click on “Donate”). For more information, please contact Sue Sweeney at (410) 295-1054 or at [email protected] .

Observing Naval Aviation’s Centennial

Throughout 2011 the Naval Institute will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation with an evolving presentation at a special Web page: aviation/the-early-years .

Each month will highlight a decade of naval aviation, including three months focused on World War II and one month on space exploration. The Web page will include archival articles from Proceedings and Naval History magazines, vignettes from the Institute’s Americans at War video series, and naval aviation movies. Additionally, the Naval Institute hopes to complete the oral histories of several naval aviation greats, including Rear Admiral Edward “Whitey” Feightner, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Vice Admiral William Lawrence, U.S. Navy (Retired).

This history of naval aviation is being documented in large part by the Naval Institute’s Heritage Collection: photographs, magazines, and books spanning 130 years. The extraordinary archive, containing more than 450,000 photographs, constitutes a national treasure. The Naval Institute maintains the archive through photo sales and gift income. By contributing to the Institute, you are contributing to the nation’s heritage. Your donation matters.

Matching Gifts Enhance Your Support

Employer gift-matching is a simple and effective way to boost your support of the Naval Institute. A number of companies match or even double the tax-deductible gifts made by staff, board members, and retirees, adding the weight of their charitable dollars to the interests of their employees and associates.

In recent months, the Naval Institute Foundation has received gift matches from:


APS Financial

Bank of America



General Electric


Portland General Electric


Schneider Electric



Conferences and Events

2015 Naval History Conference

Wed, 2015-10-14

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

Defense Forum Washington 2015

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