Captain Christopher Newport, the University's namesake, was the navigator of the three ships that brought colonists to Jamestown in 1607. In doing so, he helped to chart the future of the New World.
Members of the CNU Navigator Society are also charting a course. Through their generous planned gifts, they are steering the University into the future and securing our success for generations to come.
The CNU Education Foundation looks forward to welcoming you to membership in the Navigator Society, where you will join other alumni and friends who have made a commitment to the continued excellence of Christopher Newport University through planned gifts.
Membership in the Navigator Society is extended on a confidential basis to Christopher Newport University alumni and friends who arrange a planned gift through the CNU Education Foundation (regardless of the size of the gift). There is no other requirement or obligation.
The Foundation is dedicated to preserving the confidentiality of our donors' gift plans. Your name will be listed in honor rolls as a member of the Navigator Society only with your permission.
You receive recognition in a special honor roll of donors if you so choose, informational updates on legal and tax changes through our planned giving newsletter, and a certificate of appreciation.
The CNU Education Foundation understands and acknowledges that any revocable gift plan may change in the future. The Navigator Society provides recognition for your current intention to support Christopher Newport University.
It's not necessary, but it can be helpful. Sharing your plans (or the portion of your plan that benefits CNU) can help to maximize the benefits from your eventual gift and will ensure that your gift supports the University's mission and is used according to your intentions.
For more information, please contact:
Senior Director of Advancement for Planned Giving, Scholarships & Stewardship