Why Give?


Through the generosity of inspired donors, the Regional Development Team strives to sustain and further elevate the United States Naval Academy’s goal of being the Nation’s flagship institution for undergraduate education, leadership and character development.

Alumni, parents, and friends from around the country work closely with the Regional Development Team to enhance their engagement with the Naval Academy through the Naval Academy Foundation. Our team is committed to building lifelong relationships with highly dedicated donors and leadership volunteers to deepen their connection to the mission of the Naval Academy through philanthropy at the major and principal gift levels. Our mission is achieved through regionally based travel working one-on-one with donors and engaging others interested in supporting the Academy through high impact events featuring faculty, staff and other alumni. 

We thank ALL donors who choose to make an investment in the Academy and support the Brigade of Midshipmen.

Regional Development Team Staff

  Mike Hoffman
Executive Director, Regional Development
  Ashley “AJ” Bauer
Senior Regional Director of Development
Texas & West Coast of Florida
  Dean Castaldo
Regional Director of Development
North Carolina, Georgia, & East Coast of Florida
  John Maconi
Regional Director of Development
Annapolis & DC Metro, Chicago and the Pacific Northwest 
  Frankie Melvin
Regional Director of Development
  Kate Peterson
Senior Development Coordinator


To contact a member of the Foundation’s Regional Development Team, please call 410-295-4000