Navigator Society

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.

Join the Navigator Society

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.

How do I qualify for the Navigator Society?

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.

Can my gift plans remain anonymous?

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.

What are the benefits of membership in the Navigator Society?

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.

What if I wish to change my plans?

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.

Do I need to share my estate planning documents with the CNU Education Foundation?

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:
Lucy Latchum
Senior Director of Advancement for Planned Giving, Scholarships & Stewardship
BTC 413
(757) 594-7702

lucy.latchum@cnu.edu