Donor Stories

  • In His Own Words: Ali Wambold

    The Naval Institute provides perspective for both military personnel and civilians as a concise, pertinent, knowledgeable, and objective source on vital topics.  All citizens need to be properly informed in deciding how they stand on such matters, and the Institute can make a big difference...

    Ali Wambold
  • 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
  • Grateful to Serve

    “Grateful to serve my God and Country in the nuclear Navy. Go Nuke!”

    Alan Park
    United States Navy
  • 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 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
  • Naval Photos

    Thanks to the USNI I was able to purchase photos of the ships my Dad served on during his 10+ years of Naval Service.

    Kevin Johnson
  • 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: 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
  • 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

Invest in the U.S. Naval Institute's Comprehensive Campaign



You can help us guarantee an independent forum, create a physical flagship, and safeguard and share the history of the Sea Services by:

  • Investing in the power to INFORM. Sustain the independent forum by continuing the commitment to truth, nonpartisanship, and open dialogue.
  • Investing in the power to CONVENE. Stimulate new thinking by creating a physical flagship – the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center – to draw people into the heart of the Institute’s cherished open forum.
  • Investing in the power to INSPIRE. Catalyze efforts to safeguard and share the history of the Sea Services to ensure current and future generations have access to tis important lessons.

Support the Naval Institute Foundation and The Power to Inform, Convene, and Inspire Campaign

Honor or memorialize someone in your life with a personalized brick or chair at the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center

$2,500 x
chair(s),
Gift to be recognized with an engraved silver plate, permanently affixed to a seat in the Conference Center auditorium.*
*We will be in touch with you regarding text for nameplate
$1,000 x
brick(s),
Gift to be recognized with my name or that of a loved one, featured on a donor wall on the rooftop terrace.*
*We will be in touch with you regarding text for donor wall

The Naval Institute is a private, not-for-profit educational institution. It receives no government funding. Classified by the IRS as a 501(c)3, the Institute operates from revenues generated by book sales, membership dues, advertising income, and from tax-deductible gifts made to the Naval Institute Foundation. The Naval Institute Foundation gratefully accepts gifts or multi-year pledges via cash, check, credit card, or appreciated stock. See the Ways To Give page for more information.

Leadership Circle recognizes gifts of $1,000 or more within a calendar year. It is the first of the Naval Institute's premier gift-recognition societies and provides donors with special courtesies and benefits. See the Donor Recognition page for more information.

For additional information or questions, please call Sue Sweeney at (410) 295-1054 or e-mail her.


 
 

Conferences and Events

WEST 2019

Wed, 2019-02-13 - Fri, 2019-02-15

Sharpening the Competitive Edge: Are We Ready to Compete, Deter, and Win Globally? Wednesday, 13 February - Friday, 15 February...

2019 U.S. Naval Institute Member Event

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From the Press

10 December - Discussion

Mon, 2018-12-10

13 December - Book Talk & Signing

Thu, 2018-12-13

J. Michael Wenger

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