St. John’s Northwestern

Military Academy



Leaders Circle

Annual Fund gifts are crucial to sustaining the everyday activities at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy and to expanding our educational programs. The truth is, without our Annual Fund donors, we wouldn't be able to invest in cadet programs or staff development activities that provide the extra level of academic excellence that our cadets deserve, our parents expect, and our legacy as a premier all-male military academy demands.

The Leaders Circle recognizes forward-thinking and thoughtful donors who understand the importance of the Annual Fund and have given $1,000 or more during the Academy's fiscal year, July 1 - June 30. Membership is annual and may be renewed each year with a qualifying gift.
Gifts to the following areas count toward membership:
  • Any unrestricted cash or stock gifts
  • Any restricted cash or stock gifts to the Annual Fund (such as scholarships, athletics, music and bagpipes, and the Totzke Learning Center)
  • Cash gifts to The Excalibur
  • Matching gifts from your employer or company for the Annual Fund

Gifts to the capital campaign, endowment or special gift campaigns may not apply. Additionally, in-kind gifts of products and services to the Academy and its special events are not eligible.

Recognition Benefits
In addition to receiving a custom Leaders Circle lapel pin in the spring, members will receive the following benefits in recognition of their generosity and commitment to the Academy and its Corps of Cadets: 

  • Personal invitation to the Leaders Circle reception/recognition ceremony at the President's home during Commencement & Reunion Weekend
  • Name listing on the Leaders Circle donor board in DeKoven Hall
  • Special notation in the Honor Roll of Donors published in the winter issue of The Beacon

Leaders Circle Levels

Diamond $25,000 and above
Ruby $10,000-$24,999
Sapphire $5,000-$9,999
Emerald $2,500-$4,999
Premier $1,000-$2,499 

The 1884 Society
The 1884 Society is a new gift club honoring those who have committed a minimum three-year philanthropic pledge of $1,884 or more to the Annual Fund in support of the mission and vision of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy.