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Tribute Gifts

The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation’s Tribute Gift Programs welcomes gifts in honor of and in memory of Alumni, family and friends at Alumni Hall, Max Bishop Stadium or Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

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Alumni Hall Honor Chair Program

The Honor Chair Program is a tangible way to remember and honor special individuals at the time of a graduation, anniversary or other special occasion - or just in recognition of that individual. A $1,000 gift to the Naval Academy Fund allows the permanent placement of an engraved brass plate to a seat in Alumni Hall at the Naval Academy.
*Please note that matching gifts do not count towards the $1,000 gift for an Honor Chair.

Stadium Take-A-Seat Program

Max Bishop Baseball Stadium
With a gift of $1,000 to the Baseball Program Fund, you can honor a classmate, loved one or friend by "taking" a seat in the recently renovated Max Bishop Baseball Stadium. The honoree's name is inscribed on a plate permanently affixed to the seat; each plate permits four lines of text. Participation in the Take-A-Seat program helps to maintain the stadium and ensures that its legacy lives on for generations of graduates. You may name up to five seats in accordance with the amount of your gifts. 

Take a SeatNavy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
With a gift of $1,000 to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Maintenance Fund, you can honor a classmate, loved one or friend by "taking" a seat in the recently renovated Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The honoree's name is inscribed on a plate permanently affixed to the seat; each plate permits four lines of text. Participation in the Take-A-Seat program helps to maintain the stadium and ensures that its legacy lives on for generations of graduates. You may name up to ten seats in accordance with the amount of your gifts. 

Chapel Pew Program
The Chapel Pew Program is meaningful way to remember and honor special individuals at the time of a memorialization, Class Reunion, anniversary or other special. A $25,000 gift to the USNA Chapel Fund allows the permanent placement of an engraved brass plate on the inner aisle of a chapel pew at the Naval Academy Chapel. A gift of $50,000 to the USNA Chapel Fund allows for the permanent placement of an engraved brass plate on the inner and outer aisle of a chapel pew at the Naval Academy Chapel. The text of the plate is determined by the donor(s) and can include up to 4 lines with 26 characters per line. For samples of text, please review our Chapel Pew Guidelines.

If you would prefer NOT to make a gift online:

Please mail a check and plate information to:

U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, Attn: Tribute Gifts
274 Wood Road 
Annapolis, MD 21402

Please include:

1.) A check payable to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation. Please include in the memo Honor Chair, Take a Seat, or Chapel Pew.
2.) Preferred plaque verbiage (limited to 4 lines, 26 characters per line)
3.) The name of the individual or group to be honored or memorialized with your gift, including the individual’s USNA year of graduation as applicable. This information will allow the Foundation to properly record your gift.

Email donorrelations@usna.com with any questions.