The Greater Washington Chapter of the Naval Academy Alumni Association serves the DC and surrounding areas. We meet monthly at the Army Navy Country Club for luncheon meetings and host several special events throughout the year.
The leadership of our Greater Washington Chapter is comprised of a dynamic group of Shipmates active duty, retired, civilian, young and…more experienced! — who are proud to serve our institution. Learn more about who’s involved with our Board. Read our By-Laws.
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Dear Fellow Alumni,
THANK YOU!! Thank you for your continued support for the Greater Washington Chapter of our Alumni Association. Despite the challenging economic times and the economy’s slow recovery, your donations have helped our chapter continue to support future candidates for admission to the USNA. Each year, our alumni association requests your financial support and again this year we are asking for your help.
Our chapter’s region is blessed to have many talented future leaders. Many leading universities and colleges target our region for those same individuals. It is important to make local students aware of the superb education and the opportunity to serve our nation. The Greater Washington Chapter continues to conduct several events to heighten awareness of our alma mater. These events are funded entirely from the generous contributions of our members:
- A “USNA Open House” in the fall designed to help educate potential candidates about the application and admissions process for the Naval Academy. We hold a half-day event at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Our intent is to maximize attendance and expose potential candidates to some of the great history and traditions associated with the naval services. The Naval Academy Admissions Office and Navy Blue and Gold Officers support this event.
- A Candidate’s Luncheon in the spring designed to welcome new appointees and “close the deal” for the undecided candidates who were extended offers of admission (direct or conditional) to USNA, NAPS or a Foundation Scholarship. We invite the candidate, a parent, and select high school counselors. The presence of the Naval Academy leadership, including the Superintendent or Commandant, the Academic Dean and Dean of Admissions make this luncheon extremely effective.
- A USNA awareness briefing, held in mid-May, is designed to reach an audience of students in eighth grade and higher who are considering admission to the United States Naval Academy. The Naval Academy supports our efforts and we include the latest admissions process information. Area Blue & Gold Officers explain their role in the admissions process. In the past two years, we have hosted over 300 interested students and parents and have received many positive comments from attendees.
To continue our efforts to give back to the community and support USNA, we need your financial support. We ask for a donation of at least $30, but please feel free to give what you believe is appropriate. Your donation is 100% tax deductable as we are organized as a 501(c)3 tax free entity. Our website, www.usnaaagwc.org, enables secure electronic donations or a form to download and mail with your check. We do not collect dues, so your contribution is critical to the viability of this program. Please help make a difference for our chapter and future Midshipmen.
Thank you and Go Navy!
Jim Gray ’88