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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 individuals who contribute $25,000 or more within a calendar year.
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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 individuals who contribute $10,000 - $24,999 within a calendar year. Click here to see donor courtesies and donor listing

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

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $1 million - $4.999 million.
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1873 Society

Annual recognition society for individuals who contribute $5,000 - $9,999 within a calendar year.
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Naval Institute Commodore: Admiral Arleigh A. “31-Knot” Burke Society

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

Annual recognition society for individuals who contribute $1,000 - $4,999 within a calendar year.
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Naval Institute Commodore: General John A. Lejeune Society

Lifetime recognition society for gifts totaling $100,000 - $499,999.
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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.
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Naval Institute Commodore: Captain Joshua James Society

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

  • U of I NROTC Gift Memberships

    Digital-media entrepreneur and author Christopher P. Michel of San Francisco has agreed to underwrite Institute memberships for midshipmen in the NROTC unit at the University of Illinois for the next several years.  A former naval flight officer, Chris received his commission through this...

  • 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
  • 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 His Own Words: John T. Pigott

    I thoroughly enjoy Proceedings and Naval History magazines.  The continuation of their robust health is a major reason why I have, over many years, given as generously to the Naval Institute as I could—and will continue to do so.  I might add that in 1944 I was a commissioning...

    John T. Pigott
  • 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,...

  • 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 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
  • In His Own Words: Hon. Sean O...

    I was inspired to become a member because of the exceptional capability of the Naval Institute to focus on strategic events and frame them relative to the rich history of the naval services, to provide for the common defense, and to shape our nation's foreign policy objectives and interests...

    Honorable Sean O'Keefe
  • In His Own Words: George W....

    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

 
 

Conferences and Events

Defense Forum Washington 2016

Wed, 2016-12-07

Defense Forum Washington 2016 “Competing Global Threats: What are the Priorities?” Knight Conference Center, Newseum...

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San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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From the Press

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2016-12-04

Guest Speaker

Tue, 2016-12-06 - Sun, 2016-11-06

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