After graduating from the Academy in 2008, it really hit home how many of the opportunities I experienced at the Academy were the direct result of the generosity of others. I wanted to give back to the institution that gave me so much. Joining President’s Circle provided a great opportunity to do that. My time at the Academy will stay with me throughout my naval career and life. I encourage my fellow alums to support the Academy. Every gift makes a difference.
-- LTJG Ed McGuiness, USN (Class of 2008).

PCThe President’s Circle is the premier giving society of the Naval Academy Foundation, recognizing more than 1,500 generous donors annually.

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. President’s Circle donors provide essential resources for the Superintendent to meet emergent institutional needs and jump-start innovative new programs. Additionally, President’s Circle gifts support mission-critical activities of the Alumni Association and Foundation.

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 U. S. Naval Academy Foundation 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 of 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 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

Damian Sinclair
Associate Director, President's Circle
Phone: 410-295-4188

291 Wood Road, Beach Hall
Annapolis, MD 21402

Be Part of President’s Circle

Make A Gift 
All gifts over $2,500 ($1,000 for young alumni) will receive President’s Circle recognition and courtesies.


President's Circle Weekend 

Save the date! 
 25-27 October 2018

San Diego, CA

Travel with the Naval Academy Midshipmen to California as we take on Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish on 27 October! We’ll have a full weekend of events, with a Welcome Reception Thursday evening at the Marriott La Jolla, an update from Naval Academy leadership and a keynote speaker on Friday, and a big Navy tailgate and WIN on Saturday!
Hotel Accommodations
San Diego Marriott La Jolla President’s Circle room rate is $169/night for the nights of 25, 26, 27 and 28 October. PC Hotel Reservations or 858-587-1414 to make your reservation today.
Football Tickets
The Foundation has reserved a block of football tickets for those who wish to sit with their PC colleagues at the game. These tickets are available for purchase through the formal invitation to the Weekend.

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