Class of 2023 Achievements, Great Class Challenge, and welcoming the Class of 2027 – Thank you for your continued support!

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, 

We are pleased to share with you the outstanding achievements of the newest Ensigns and Second Lieutenants from the Class of 2023! As we celebrate and recognize the class for their achievements, we express our gratitude for your continued support, which plays a crucial role in shaping and empowering the Navy and Marine Corps’ newest officers.

Moreover, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your invaluable participation in the Great Class Challenge (GCC). Your dedication and generosity resulted in an extraordinary outcome: a total of 6,314 donors contributing over $2.3 million to support vital areas such as U.S. Naval Academy athletics, academics, summer STEM programs, leadership development, international initiatives, and much more. Through these programs, our midshipmen are provided with exceptional opportunities for growth and success. A special shout-out goes to the Class of 1984, who secured the top spot in the 2023 Great Class Challenge. The 1984 graduates not only achieved an impressive participation rate of 51.7% but also boasted the highest number of donors, with a count of 472.

For those who may have missed the opportunity to pledge your support during the GCC, we respectfully request you to consider extending your support by contributing to the Naval Academy Fund by 30 June, the end of our fiscal year. Your involvement will significantly contribute to the continued advancement of our midshipmen and the overall excellence of the Naval Academy.

As we prepare for a busy summer welcoming the Class of 2027 on 29 June for I-Day festivities, we hope you enjoy reading a few recent highlights from your Naval Academy community. 

Once again, we express our deepest gratitude for your continued dedication and support. Your commitment enables us to nurture and develop the future leaders of our nation’s Navy and Marine Corps. We look forward to staying connected with you over the course of the summer, and we will be sure to keep you apprised of our move to and the opening of your Fluegel Alumni Center later this summer! 

Thanks again and GO NAVY!

Ashley “A.J.” Bauer
Senior Regional Director, Development and Leadership Giving Initiatives
Office: 410-295-4160 | Mobile: 757-719-0472

Mike Hoffman
Vice President, Development
Office: 410-295-4184 | Mobile: 443-798-5644