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Making an Online Pledge to the USNA Class of 1978 40th Class Gift

How to Make an Online Pledge to the USNA Class of 1978 40th Class Gift

  1. Log-in to your account at www.usna.com. If you are not a member of the Alumni Association, you can open an account for free by following the instructions outlined following this list.

  2. On the opening page of the United States Naval Academy and Foundation web-site, “click” on the “Sign In” tab at the far right on the menu bar.

  3. Once you have signed into your account, “highlight” the “Support the Academy” tab in the menu bar. A drop-down menu appears.

  4. Next, “click” on the “Make a Gift” tab in the drop down menu.

  5. A decision menu will appear with options to a) Make New Gift or Pledge or b) Pay Existing Pledge.  “Click” a) “Make New Gift or Pledge”.

  6. On the “Make a Gift” page that appears, click “Click Here to Donate to Your Class Project.” The page will advance to the section where the Class of 1978 has listed the four elements of our project to which you may make a donation.

  7. Check to make sure that “1978” appears in the “Class Year” box.

  8. Outlined in the “Class Funds” section are the four areas you may contribute for our Class Gift:

    1. Strategic Priority: Naval Academy Annual Fund (Supports the Superintendent’s strategic priorities as listed above the ’78 section, and supports operations of the Alumni Association)

    2. ’78 Athletic Excellence (Provides support for USNA physical mission including Varsity sports, club sports, intramurals supports, and physical fitness programs)

    3. ’78 CEL Support (Center for Ethical Leadership; led by Art Athens)

    4. ’78 STEM Support (Support to Candidate Guidance under Dean Bruce Latta’s oversight)

  9. Next, in the “Gift Type” box, choose “One Time Gift” or “Pledge”.  The Pledge option allows you to make a larger gift that can be donated over a period up to three years.  When you choose “Pledge” a new drop-down menu appears that allows you to choose the “Period” (1-3 years) and “Frequency” (Monthly; Quarterly; Semi-annually; or, Annually).

  10. The remaining information requested confirms your contact information and asks if your company provides matching funds.

  11. Clicking “continue” takes you to the next page requesting your credit card information.

  12. Thanks for supporting the Naval Academy and your Class of 1978 40th Class Gift project through your generous gift or pledge.

How to Join the USNA Alumni Association and Foundation without Becoming a Member

  1. Go to the USNA Alumni Association and Foundation web-site at www.usna.com.

  2. On the opening page of the web-site, “click” on the “Sign In” tab at the far right on the menu bar. This takes you to the members’ sign-in page. 

  3. “Click” on “New user registration.”

  4. Complete the information requested to complete your registration.

  5. Once you have obtained your sign-in information, return to the instructions above to make a gift/pledge.

  1. Thanks for your support.