Taussig Family Takes the Lead
The idea is simple: Give soon-to-be commissioned ensigns and second lieutenants a professional leg up as they prepare to join the Fleet by granting gratis membership in the Naval Institute for one year.
Betty Carney Taussig and Joe Taussig III, the widow and son of a revered naval leader, have started the ball rolling by making substantial gifts earmarked to benefit the Naval Academy Class of 2007. The Institute's goal is to establish an endowment that will build on the Taussigs' generosity and perpetuate this project for future Academy classes. As the endowment grows, we aspire to expand the scope to benefit all graduating NROTC midshipmen and other officer candidates.
The Taussig family's gifts are made in memory of the late Captain Joseph K. Taussig Jr., who served as head of the Naval Institute in the early 1950s. The highly decorated Pearl Harbor survivor was legendary for his dedication to service men and women and as a tireless advocate for safety at sea.