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President's Circle

The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation celebrated President’s Circle (PC) Weekend on 19-21 October 2023 at the Fluegel Alumni Center and around the Naval Academy.

It was our largest PC weekend to date, a resounding indicator that our Naval Academy community understands the need and impact of philanthropy on the Brigade and the services we provide to our alumni and their families.

In 2022, PC Donors gave over $41M! PC Donors supported a wide range of strategic priorities—including academic excellence, athletics, ethics, and international programs. 

The number of donors giving at the PC level grew over 10% in 2022 to reach over 2100 donors--a record high for the program.

For more information about becoming a member of the President’s Circle, please visit: https://www.usna.com/pc


In today’s highly competitive world, funding through private gifts is absolutely essential to the strategic advancement of a dynamic learning environment. It is crucial that federal funding be supplemented by private contributions to create a first-rate educational institution for the Brigade of Midshipmen and develop these young men and women for future success as leaders of our Navy and Marine Corps. The President’s Circle (PC) is the premier giving society of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (USNA AA&F), recognizing more than 1,500 generous donors annually whose gifts ensure the continued availability of these critical resources.

Recognition Levels

The President’s Circle recognizes all donors who annually contribute a tax-deductible, charitable gift of $2,500 ($1,000 for young alumni) or more to the USNA AA&F within a calendar year. Donors are recognized publicly based on the level of their annual support.

• Nimitz Associate — $250,000 and above
• Halsey Associate — $100,000–$249,999
• Dewey Associate — $50,000–$99,999
• Lejeune Associate — $25,000–$49,999
• Luce Associate — $10,000–$24,999
• Worden Associate — $5,000–$9,999
• Associate — $2,500–$4,999
• Young Alumni (graduates from the last 15 years) — $1,000–$2,499

Donor Courtesies

More than a recognition society, President’s Circle donors provide a lasting legacy for the U.S. Naval Academy and Brigade of Midshipmen. As a President’s Circle donor, you will receive:

• An invitation to the annual President’s Circle Weekend
• Invitations to exclusive local and regional President’s Circle events
• Special recognition in the Naval Academy Foundation’s annual Donor Report
• Invitations to Forrestal Lectures
• Opportunities to participate in webinars hosted by key Academy leaders and gain an insider’s view of developments on the Yard
• Updates from Foundation representatives
• A specially designed President’s Circle pin

Contact Information

Megan Daly Farmer
Director, President’s Circle