The Upper Midwest Chapter is honored to offer our alumni members individual sponsorship opportunities in lieu of annual membership dues. Our Blue & Gold Sponsors can make 100% tax-deductible donations, since our chapter is now a 501(c)3 organization (see Letter of Certification). Your donations provide the basic operating funds to cover administrative costs, like maintaining this website, for example.
Your tax-deductible donation also allows the chapter to provide fundamental support to Midshipmen Candidates, Midshipmen and USNA Alumni. We work with the Parent's Association of Minnesota to ensure viable candidates have the opportunity to attend Summer Seminar. We provide funding and other resources when USNA groups, like the Glee Club, travel to the Twin Cities. Most recently we brought Navy Hockey to the "State of Hockey" for a weekend of hockey and public relations. We sponsored a Superintendent's Breakfast earlier this year and were instrumental in bringing the 30th Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, to the Twin Cities to speak with business leaders and provide the keynote address at the 241st Navy Ball - Minnesota. We helped fund the Tri-Service Employment Hub to aid alumni in transition to connect and network with other alumni.
The chapter appreciates the opportunity to recognize our donors based on donation amount; such donors would be featured on our website only.
Admiral's Club $2,500 or more
Captain's Club $1,000 - $2,500
Commander's Club $500 - $1,000
Lieutenant's Club Up to $500
If you prefer to remain anonymous, please provide a note to that effect and we will respect your privacy.
For additional information, please contact the VP of Membership.
Commander's Club ($500 - $999)
Craig Beal '94
Chris Bentley '79
Alex Plechash '75