Mission and History

Established in 1886, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association continues to adhere to its mission to serve and support the United States, the U.S. Navy, the Naval Academy and its alumni. We strengthen our MEMBERS’ BONDS to the Academy and to each other, to help them THRIVE AS LEADERS in and out of uniform, and reach their FULL POTENTIAL. With the inception of the new Strategic Plan 2030; we as an organization will CONNECT, COMMUNICATE and SUPPORT our members, as well as how we ANCHOR our activities and tactics in a sound and effective financial execution. 

Led by its Board of Trustees, the Alumni Association is also advanced by its network of more than 77 active classes, 104 chapters, 78 parent groups, and six shared interest groups.

The original U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, formed in 1944 and now known as the Foundation’s Athletic and Scholarship Programs division (A&SP), set out to support athletic programs at the Naval Academy through scholarships, grants, and awards. In 1999, the Foundation and the Naval Academy Endowment Trust merged to form the sole fundraising entity for the Naval Academy, now known as the United States Naval Academy Foundation and led by its Board of Directors. The complementary mission of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation is to support, promote and advance the mission of the Naval Academy by working in conjunction with Academy leadership to identify strategic and institutional priorities and by raising, managing, and disbursing private gift funds that provide a margin of excellence in support of the nation’s premier leadership institution. In June 2021, it concluded its Called to Serve, Daring to Lead campaign, which raised $540 million for Naval Academy and Alumni Association priorities.