Since the inception of our Foundation in 1944, we have always provided deserving students an opportunity to enter the Naval Academy via our preparatory school program.  This program has sponsored 4000 graduates from the Naval Academy over the years.  Currently, there are 200 Foundation graduates within the Brigade of Midshipmen.  Equally important, and in consonance with our mission to enhance Athletic Excellence, we provide critical financial support to all Physical Mission areas - club, intramural and varsity athletic programs.  We also support the athletic program at our Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI.

Our Foundation, which includes Trustees, Emeriti, friends and Foundation Parents, is an integral part of the Academy’s upcoming $400M+ comprehensive capital campaign.  Our small group is focused primarily on the $56M Physical Mission portion of the total campaign goal, thereby continuing our tradition of being relevant and responsive to Naval Academy needs.  To preserve this tradition of support, an Athletic Excellence Fund was established.  Athletic Excellence is now our primary fund raising focus; it’s the lifeblood of this organization.

Our Foundation has been a key part of the soon to be renovated Navy Athletic Hall of Fame in Lejeune Hall.  We also helped fund the new informational kiosks located in the Quarterdeck area of Halsey Field House, near the Visitor’s Center.  The new Akerson Tower area of our football stadium includes several open club areas, new suites, recruiting areas, a new scoreboard and television facilities. The South Club area there has been named to honor our Foundation Trustees in recognition of our support over the years.  Ricketts Hall, the athletic department headquarters, will soon undergo a major renovation and expansion.  All these projects greatly enhance the world class athletic facilities offered at the Naval Academy, and all being done with private funding.   Our Midshipmen, and those scholar athletes who aspire to become midshipmen, deserve nothing less.

Our collective effort has made a significant impact on overall athletic excellence within the Brigade and I am confident we will continue to do so in the future.  

You make it happen. Thank you and Go Navy!

Thomas C. Lynch   
Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)  


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