Flying Bridge



Since 1944, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy alumni, parents, and friends have supported the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF). Since its inception, the USMMA AAF has contributed over a quarter of a billion dollars in support of our beloved Academy.

We’re thankful that we’ll never know what the state of the Academy would be without such support. Without this support, the Margin of Excellence would look different. Without this support, the infrastructure would look different. Without this support, the Academy would not be what it is today. Without this support, our graduates would be different.

The Academy continues to graduate leaders in not just the maritime industry and armed services, but in communities, cities, towns, and countless organizations across the world. Kings Point graduates are better today because of the support received by alumni, parents, and friends.

The Flying Bridge is the backbone of the AAF’s annual support to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. We are asking you to join us this year on the Flying Bridge.

The Flying Bridge is the AAF’s highest giving level and is comprised of alumni, parents, and friends. Just like you, Flying Bridge members care deeply about the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and its Regiment of Midshipmen. Whether you are a former midshipman or a parent or friend looking to support the future leadership of this great country, we know Kings Point means something special to you.

Whatever your interest is at the Academy, the Flying Bridge supports it. With a minimum donation of $2,000, you can join us on the Flying Bridge and be a member of our highest giving society. This elite group of individuals helps the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation give exponentially larger amounts of financial support to the Academy’s greatest needs.

It’s supporting these needs that makes the greatest difference in the midshipmen’s lives. Flying Bridge members are the AAF’s most generous donors and are the backbone of the AAF’s fundraising efforts.

We look forward to welcoming you on the Flying Bridge!