Naval Academy Family,
As Thanksgiving nears we wanted to thank you for your involvement and support of the Naval Academy. We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy as the holiday season approaches.
As you may know, the midshipmen will not have off-Yard liberty this Thanksgiving due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland and other parts of the country. This operational change is just one example of the challenges midshipmen are facing as the Superintendent and his team work to keep the Brigade safe and healthy.
COVID-19 has drastically transformed how current midshipmen learn and live together. The Midshipman Activities Fund (MAF) provides flexible funding that benefits every midshipman. In an effort to ensure the Superintendent has the resources needed to provide new equipment like outdoor fitness boxes, food trucks, movie nights and other morale boosting initiatives we’re challenging the entire Naval Academy family to support the Midshipman Activities Fund. We aim to reach $75,000 by the Army/Navy game on 12 December and we’re almost halfway there. In order to surpass the goal and ensure the Academy has the additional funds necessary to adapt to this new environment, a generous donor has agreed to provide a $50,000 gift once we reach our $75,000 goal.
Please make your gift now to help ensure we can provide $125,000 in funds to the Brigade for the Midshipman Activities Fund. If you can’t make a gift now, please consider becoming an advocate for the fund and spread the word to help us reach our goal.
Thank you for your consideration and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
U.S. Naval Academy Foundation
P.S.: You don’t have to wait until Giving Tuesday on 1 December to support this cause; gifts between now and the Army/Navy game will help us surpass our goal and receive this $50,000 challenge gift!