Membership

Types of Membership

Discover the Benefits of Joining the NPS Foundation

No matter who you are, you can join us in supporting the development of our future military leaders. We offer tailored membership options, so you can find what works for you. As a member, you have exclusive access to Foundation and community events, recreational clubs, networking opportunities, and much more. As a member, you’ll be the first to know about any events and how to get involved.
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Alumni Membership

As a Naval Postgraduate School alumnus, you belong to an elite group of nearly 50,000 distinguished professionals who are leading and innovating in their fields worldwide. Membership in the Alumni Association enables you to stay connected and leverage the power of this community. With a searchable online directory, monthly updates and regional alumni events, we give you the resources you need to foster both professional and personal relationships within this network, and to capitalize on the value of your graduate degree. Learn more about the Alumni Association.
We take your privacy seriously. The data provided by alumni is used exclusively to support NPSF’s mission – to serve the Naval Postgraduate School and its graduates – and is protected by our policies and procedures. We will never share your personal details with unaffiliated parties. Read our privacy policy.

Alumni Membership Benefits:

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Access to NPS Connect, a secure and interactive student and alumni platform for networking and mentorship.
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Invitations to regional and virtual networking, professional development, and social events.
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Be the first to know about NPS initiatives and take part in focus groups that help direct NPS transformation.
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Invitations to exclusive Foundation events, such as America's Heroes Charity Golf Tournament or the Grand Winter Ball, upon space availability.
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Membership in NPS Foundation Clubs for those located near Monterey.
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Monthly NPS community and NPS Foundation updates.
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Student & Family Membership

The NPS Foundation & Alumni Association strives to enhance the experience of students and families during their time on the Monterey Peninsula. We offer a variety of recreational clubs to help students & faculty take advantage of their time away from the high-stress, demanding duty of serving our country. As a member, you’ll join a lifetime, global network of distinguished military and civilian professionals, and have opportunities to attend exclusive events and receive discounts at local businesses. Upon graduation, student members automatically become a part of the Alumni Association. You can easily update your contact information using the “Update Your Profile” form.
We take your privacy seriously. The data provided by students and alumni is used exclusively to support NPSF’s mission – to serve the Naval Postgraduate School and its graduates – and is protected by our policies and procedures. We will never share your personal details with unaffiliated parties. Read our privacy policy.

Student & Family Membership Benefits:

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Membership in NPS Foundation Clubs.
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Automatic membership for your spouse and any dependents.
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Access to NPS Foundation Cottage for study space, lunch breaks and small events.
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Invitations to exclusive Foundation events, such as America's Heroes Charity Golf Tournament or the Grand Winter Ball.
upon space availability
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Invitations to all NPS Foundation quarterly events.
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Volunteer opportunities at exclusive local events.
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Access to NPS Connect, a secure and interactive platform for networking and mentorship.
Icon of a paper plane with lines coming out of the back indicating motion. The paper plane is dark blue.
Monthly NPS community and NPS Foundation updates.
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Faculty & Staff Membership

One-time fee: $100
The NPS Foundation & Alumni Association strives to enhance the experience of NPS community members across the Monterey Peninsula. We offer a variety of recreational clubs to help students & faculty take advantage of their time away from the high-stress, demanding duty of serving our country. As a member, you’ll join a lifetime, global network of distinguished military and civilian professionals.

Benefits:

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Membership in NPS Foundation Clubs.
Icon of three people, with one in the front, one person behind them, and another behind the second person. The first two people are dark blue and the furthest back person is light blue.
Automatic membership for your spouse and any dependents.
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Access to NPS Foundation Cottage for work space, lunch breaks and small events.
Icon of a dark blue tuxedo with light blue buttons and a light blue bow tie
Invitations to exclusive Foundation events, such as America's Heroes Charity Golf Tournament or the Grand Winter Ball.
upon space availability
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Invitations to all NPS Foundation quarterly events.
Icon of a paper plane with lines coming out of the back indicating motion. The paper plane is dark blue.
Monthly NPS community and NPS Foundation updates.
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Community Supporter Membership

One-time fee: $150
Joining the Foundation as a community supporter gives you an inside look at the Naval Postgraduate School by introducing you to warfighter student members and school leadership in clubs and community events. Your donation to the NPS Foundation is an investment in future military leaders and defense-focused applied research making an immediate and lasting impact on America's national security. Private donations elevate the school to the level of other top institutions of higher education.

Benefits:

Icon of a golf course, the course is light blue and the ball sits close to the flag in the cup. The flag is dark blue.
Membership in NPS Foundation Clubs.
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Invitations to all NPS Foundation quarterly events, fundraising events, and other exclusive events in the Monterey area.
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Monthly NPS community and NPS Foundation updates.
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Tax deduction for all donations.

Buy A Brick

Whether you’re a student, alumni, faculty or staff member, donor, or community member, make your mark on the NPS campus with a custom granite brick on our “Pathway to the Future.”

Shop NPS Merch!

Our Peacock Shop has NPS-branded clothing, accessories, our ever-popular diploma and license plate frames, and more.

Hear From NPS Club Members

“Joining the Cycling Club was a great opportunity to meet other NPS students who are also into cycling and triathlon. The club was very inviting, and I was surprised to find out that it wasn't just NPS students. It was great to get out and ride with students from other programs, as well as professors, alumni, and members of the local community.”
Maj. Thomas Hathaway
U.S. Marine Corps, MS in National Security Affairs '22
“The NPSF Yacht Club is a valuable asset to the wellbeing and morale of NPS students, their families, and the military community in Monterey. It provides them the opportunity for a family-friendly activity of learning and enjoying the art of sailing, which is the foundation of Naval skill. The race team also increases the footprint of NPS and the military in the competitive sailing world, through competition with other yacht clubs around the country. It is vital to the military community in Monterey that the club continues to receive the support it needs to thrive for years to come.”
Lt. Mitchell Kempisty
U.S. Navy, MS in Astronautical Engineering '21
“The Foundation and the Skydiving Club, like all of the clubs, has been a great mechanism and provided a lot of opportunities to meet people who have similar interests. The skydiving community is small and the folks that are in the club now will absolutely run into each other again down the road.”
Maj. Tom Stanley
U.S. Army, MS in Defense Analysis '22
“While we were all limited to a virtual learning environment, connecting with the Wine Club allowed me to interact with a larger and more diverse representation of NPS. The Wine Club was warm and welcoming.”
Lt. Cmdr. Rachel Carter
U.S. Navy, MA in Security Studies '21