Donor Recognition

We are grateful to all our members, donors who give to the Naval Institute. Annual and lifetime giving societies have been established to recognize and honor donors who contribute philanthropically to the Naval Institute.

Alfred Thayer Mahan Society

Annual recognition society for all donors who contribute $25,000 or more within a calendar year.

Naval Institute Commodore: President Theodore Roosevelt Great White Fleet Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $5 million or more.

Stephen B. Luce Society

Annual recognition society for all donors who contribute $10,000 - $24,999 within a calendar year.

Naval Institute Commodore: Rear Admiral John L. Worden Ironclad Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $1 million - $4.999 million.

1873 Society

Annual recognition society for all donors who contribute $5,000 - $9,999 within a calendar year.

Naval Institute Commodore: Admiral Arleigh A. “31-Knot” Burke Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $500,000 - $999,999.

Leadership Circle

Annual recognition society for all donors who contribute $1,000 - $4,999 within a calendar year.

Naval Institute Commodore: General John A. Lejeune Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $100,000 - $499,999.

Planned Giving Society: Quill and Sword Society

This society recognizes all individuals who make a planned gift to benefit the Naval Institute. Becoming a member is as simple as establishing a planned gift—a bequest in a will, a charitable gift annuity, a trust, or other deferred gift—to benefit the U.S. Naval Institute.

Naval Institute Commodore: Captain Joshua James Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $25,000 - $99,999.

Donor Stories

  • Giving the Gift of Membership

    Chris, You're a professional warrior now, in the 2nd year of at least a 10-year career. This publication will help keep you keep current in your chosen profession with respect to weapons, strategy, tactics, and personnel issues. Knowledge is power. Beat Army! Dad

  • 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
  • A Mother’s Support of her Marine...

    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 Their Own Words – Sally...

    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
  • Special Assistant to the CNO Says...

    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
  • 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
  • Former Prof of Naval Science...

    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
  • Rep. Forbes Thanks the Naval...

    I thank the Naval Institute for the great work its done for some 140 years. I¹m blessed to have supporting me an incredibly gifted young staff, and I was thinking how great it¹s been for the Naval Institute throughout all these years to give this kind of...

    Representative J. Randy Forbes (R - VA)
  • Grateful to Serve

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

    Alan Park
    United States Navy

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Fri, 2015-03-13

Please join us for a Maritime Security Dialogue event:A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower:Forward, Engaged, Ready A...

2015 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership