Why Give?

Naval Academy Fund

The Naval Academy Fund is the most powerful and versatile way to support the Naval Academy. It is the engine that fuels ALL Academy philanthropy and allows the Superintendent the flexibility to meet the emerging needs of USNA.

While the federal government provides the funds to support the Academy's general operations, a variety of programs would not be able to reach their potential without the support of alumni, parents and friends of the Academy. Today’s midshipmen graduate into an increasingly complex environment, and appropriated funds are not always available to meet evolving curriculum initiatives aimed at preparing Naval Academy graduates to be junior officer leaders of character.

Academy leadership uses your unrestricted gifts to the Naval Academy Fund to jump-start or sustain programs within this growing curriculum. Gifts to the Naval Academy Fund that support the operations of the Foundation in turn make possible a wide variety of Academy programs. It is this flexibility that makes the Naval Academy Fund the Superintendent’s number one priority for private gift support.

For a complete narrative, please review the 2020-2021 Naval Academy Fund Stewardship Report.