Update on the USNA Alumni Association & Foundation Center


Here is a quick update on ‘78’s Alumni Center fundraising campaign. 

First, thank you to all that have supported our pledge to build this much needed facility.  Through your generous support we have raised over $575,000 toward our $750,000 goal through the donations and pledges from 226 donors, 37 of whom are plankowners.   

Also, I want to publicly thank and send a big “Bravo Zulu” to our 37 Plankowners whose support is leading the way… 

Mr. Frank J. Behm

Mr. Raymond W. Bracy

CDR Michael R. Clendening, USN (Ret.)

CAPT John P. Coffey, USNR (Ret.)

CDR Scott S. Darling, USNR (Ret.)

Mr. Thomas J. Dudley

ADM Mark E. Ferguson III, USN (Ret.)

Mr. Michael O. Fifer

CDR John G. Gardiner, USNR (Ret.)

Mr. Jackson L. Hanson

LCDR Stephen R. Howell, USNR (Ret.)

Mr. Charles W. Jones

Mr. John R. Kovalcik, Jr.

CAPT Scott A. Langdon, USN (Ret.)

The Honorable Kevin G. O. Liddy

Col Charles A. Lowther, USMCR (Ret.)

CAPT Gregory A. Mankey, USNR (Ret.)

Mr. Daniel D. McCready

Mr. Thomas D. McLeod

Mr. Douglas R. Meyer

RADM John C. Orzalli, USN (Ret.)

Mr. Morrison W W. Ray

Mr. John C. Rudder

Mr. Michael J. Sagness

Mr. Robert P. Schmermund

Mr. Howard C. Seeger, Jr.

Mr. John H. Semcken III

Mr. David M. Surgent

CDR Martin R. Valenstein, USNR

CDR Robert A. Vogt, USNR (Ret.)

CDR Alden G. Williams, USN (Ret.)

LtGen John E. Wissler, USMC (Ret.)

LCDR Lewis J. Wolfrom, USN (Ret.)

CAPT Glen O. Woods, USN (Ret.)

Col Randle L. Yarberry, USMC (Ret.)

CDR Richard J. Yasky, USN (Ret.)

Mr. John F. Young

All PLANKOWNERS will be individually recognized on the “PLANKOWNER Donor Wall” in the new center. The exact location and design details of the wall remain to be determined, but the Plankowner wall will be prominently displayed in perpetuity within an appropriate space for maximum visibility of all those who commit to the development and sustainment of this legacy project. Additionally, a virtual Plankowners wall will be displayed on usna.com.

If you want become a Plankowner it is not too late, but time is running out!  The opportunity to become a Plankowner ends December 31, 2022, so don’t miss this opportunity.  Join us now.

Your gift is credited in three ways: you support the first part of our 50th Class Gift; you become a Plankowner of the new Alumni Center; and, you also become a member of the President’s Circle. 

How do you become a Plankowner? You can go to www.usna.com/give/1978 or you can call/email Dan Quattrini ‘81, Director of Class Giving, at 952-210-5533 or dan.quattrini@usna.com for further information or help making your pledge. Remember, to become a Plankowner requires committing $12,500 or more to the project either as a one time donation or pledging $2,500 per year for five years.

For more information on becoming a Plankowner, visit


Also, if you want to see the progress of the construction project please visit https://www.usna.com/news/alumni-center-camera.  The Alumni Center is on track to be completed in the Spring of 2023 and move in will be sometime in early summer.  We should all be able to visit the Alumni Center next fall during our 45th Reunion.

If you would like to speak with me about the Alumni Center or making a pledge, please drop me a note at glenwoods@verizon.net or call me at 703-300-4183.

Fair winds…


Glen Woods

President, USNA Class of 1978