"By giving back, I feel I can help make the Academy a better place." Mateo plans to make giving to the Academy a lifelong commitment. ~Second Lieutenant Ken Mateo '09 

The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation helps to advance the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Alumni Association by providing private resources to achieve and maintain a broad range of mission-enhancing activities that support the nation's premier leadership institution and its graduates.

The Foundation's responsibilities in support of the Naval Academy include:

  • Developing, promoting, and enhancing the programs and facilities of the Naval Academy and its Alumni
  • Soliciting and providing private gifts and grants in support of the Academy's highest priorities within its Centers of Excellence – Leadership & Character, Academic, Athletic, and Admissions
  • Receiving, managing, distributing and investing private contributions exclusively for the benefit of the Brigade of Midshipmen, the Naval Academy and its alumni
  • Advancing the admission of highly qualified candidates to the Naval Academy by providing scholarship opportunities to enable aspiring young men and women to attend private preparatory schools

Our mission is to support the achievement of a "margin of excellence" that allows the Naval Academy to compete with the most prestigious universities in the country for students, faculty and resources. Naval Academy graduates have long served the nation as government, business, military, and community leaders. Your generosity allows this rich tradition to live on.

A gift to the Naval Academy Foundation truly represents an investment in the future leadership of our country. Your contribution can have a direct and personal impact on a midshipman's education and future.

Foundation Bylaws (PDF)

Foundation Mission:

To support, promote and advance the mission of the Naval Academy by working in conjunction with Academy leadership to identify strategic institutional priorities, and by raising, managing and disbursing private gift funds that provide a margin of excellence in support of the nation's premier leadership institution.

Naval Academy Mission:

To develop midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have the potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.


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