U.S.Naval Institute

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IRS Tax Exempt Status:

501(c)(3) public charity.

Donor Stories

  • 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
  • In His Own Words: LT Matthew Hipple, USN

    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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Rep. Forbes Thanks the Naval Institute

    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)
  • 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
  • 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: 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

Ways to Give

Donations to the U.S. Naval Institute provide funding to mission-centric activities, preserves our history, and creates useful tools to make information and content available when and where we need it. Whether designated for a specific project, such as funding an oral history or creating a digital photo archive, or unrestricted to be used wherever the need is greatest, gifts transform everything the Naval Institute does to remain the independent forum for the Sea Services.

We hope you will give a gift and be part of the future of the Naval Institute.


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By Check

Makes checks payable to the “Naval Institute Foundation” and mail to:

Naval Institute Foundation, 291 Wood Road, Beach Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402

Gifts of Securities

Appreciated securities (stock) make excellent charitable gifts and may offer special tax benefits to you. Please contact Sue Sweeney at 410.295.1054 and provide: your name, the name of the stock to be transferred, the name and contact information of your brokerage firm, and the purpose of your gift. Then give your broker/agent the following information so that your shares may be transferred directly to our account.

  • Our Broker: Merrill Lynch
  • DTC number: 5198
  • Account number: 707-04070
  • Account name: Naval Institute Foundation, Inc.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match any charitable contributions made by their employees and, sometimes, their retirees. Matching gifts can double or triple the size of your gift. (Note: recognition in annual and lifetime giving societies does not include matching gift contributions.)

In Honor of and In Memory of Gifts

Gifts may be made either in memory of a deceased relative or friend or in honor of someone important to the donor. For more information, contact the Naval Institute at 410.295.1054 or email Sue Sweeney.

Planned Gifts

Whether you are just starting your military career, preparing for retirement, or preserving your assets for distribution to the next generation, the planned-giving office can assist you in evaluating the best method of giving for your life stage and circumstances. If you would like to talk with a member of our staff, please contact Kirk McAlexander, Executive Vice President for Development, by phone at 410-295-1056.


 
 

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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From the Press

Guest Speaker

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

Pearl Harbor - 75th, A Historical Symposium

Wed, 2016-12-07 - Mon, 2016-11-07

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