“We are tremendously grateful for The Land of the Free Foundation’s generous support, which
dates back more than a decade. The Foundation’s longstanding contributions have had a
significant impact on the work of the Alumni Association and Foundation and on the margin of
excellence at the Academy by providing vital resources to advance the Academy’s strategic
priorities, enhance the moral, mental and physical development of the Brigade of Midshipmen and
strengthen alumni programs and services.
Byron F. Marchant ’78, President and CEO,
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation.
The United States Naval Academy Alumni Association and the United States Naval Academy
Foundation are two independent, not-for-profit corporations sharing a single president and CEO
and operating as a fully integrated organization in support of the Naval Academy and its
mission. The organization’s focus and core competencies are engagement and philanthropy in
pursuit of complementary and closely aligned missions.
The course set by Alumni Association founders in 1886 rings true today as the Alumni Association serves and supports the United States, the Naval Service, the Naval Academy and its alumn by furthering the highest standards at the Naval Academy; seeking out, informing, encouraging and assisting outstanding, qualified young men and women to pursue careers as officers through the Naval Academy; and initiating and sponsoring activities which perpetuate the history, traditions, memories and growth of the Naval Academy and bind alumni together in support of the highest ideals of command, citizenship and government.
The complementary mission of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation is to support, promote and advance the mission of the Naval Academy by working in conjunction with Academy leadership to identify strategic and 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.