After graduating from the Academy in 2008, it really hit home how many of the opportunities I experienced at the Academy were the direct result of the generosity of others. I wanted to give back to the institution that gave me so much. Joining President’s Circle provided a great opportunity to do that. My time at the Academy will stay with me throughout my naval career and life. I encourage my fellow alums to support the Academy. Every gift makes a difference.
-- LTJG Ed McGuiness, USN (Class of 2008).

The President's Circle is the premier giving society of the Naval Academy Foundation and recogizes all donors who contribute $2,500 ore more within a calendar year. Founded in 1995 by a group of committed individuals, President’s Circle donors lead by example, inspire through action and give back to their alma mater.  Accomplished in their fields, the members of this premier giving society are the keepers of the spirit of philanthropy which is fundamental to the Naval Academy’s excellence in education, facilities and opportunities.

President's Circle Mission

In today’s highly competitive world, funding through private gifts (in particular unrestricted gifts) is absolutely essential to the strategic advancement of a dynamic learning environment.  It is crucial that federally provided funds be supplemented by private contributions to create and enhance programs that enrich the lives of the Brigade of Midshipmen.  Through their generous gifts, President’s Circle donors provide essential resources for the Superintendent to meet emergent institutional needs and jump-start innovative new programs.  Additionally, President’s Circle gifts support mission-critical activities of the Alumni Association and Foundation.  Many member benefits and services are made possible by leadership gifts extended by generous President’s Circle donors.

Recognition Levels

The President’s Circle recognizes all donors who annually contribute a tax-deductible, charitable gift of $2,500 or more to the U. S. Naval Academy Foundation within a calendar year (1 January – 31 December).  Gifts may be made via check, credit card or stock transfer.  Matching gifts count as a part of an individual’s donation if allowed by the employer.

  • 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

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
  • Updates from Foundation representatives
  • A semi-annual newsletter published to keep you informed of fundraising projects and priorities at the Naval Academy
  • A specially designed President’s Circle pin
  • Access to the President’s Circle Online Community, including a Donor Roster of all President's Circle donors

President's Circle Roster

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