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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

  • In His Own Words: Hon. Gordon R....

    The Naval Institute is now a national resource:  It builds public understanding of the naval services, helps to develop future naval leaders, preserves and makes widely available the history of the naval services, and influences the future direction of the sea services.

    Honorable Gordon R. England
  • 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: LT Matthew...

    More than anything else, the Naval Institute is where ideas--not rank--dominate the discourse.  In a world of buzzwords, pet projects, and pop-policy, it's critical to have a strong institution where a JO or NCO's insight counts as much as the think-tank academic or the admiral.

    LT Matthew Hipple
    United States Navy
  • 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
  • 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 His Own Words: Alexander Brast...

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

 
 

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Maritime Security Dialogue

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Future Fleet Manning and Training: The Senior Enlisted Perspective A discussion with MCPON Steven S. Giordano, USNMaster Chief...

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14 July - Book Discussion

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14 July - Book Discussion

Sat, 2018-07-14

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