Why Give?

President's Circle

President's Circle Weekend 2021

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 is the premier giving society of the Naval Academy Foundation, recognizing more than 1,500 generous donors annually whose gifts ensure the continued availability of these criticial 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 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 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 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
U.S. Naval Academy Foundation