Why does West Point need private support?

Contrary to popular belief, the United States Military Academy is not funded solely by federal tax dollars. While the Academy's core academic, military, and physical development programs receive federal support, many projects and activities that are of great value but outside the "core" designation receive minimal to zero funding from the government.  Thus, the fundraising efforts of the West Point Association of Graduates are important factors in the Academy's ability to maintain the excellence of its military, academic, and physical education programs. 

The WPAOG functions as the Academy's fundraising arm because military personnel and representatives of the federal government are prohibited by law from soliciting funds, goods, or services.


        Please write your check to West Point Fund.

        On the memo line write: Kosciuszko’s Garden.

        MAIL TO:

        Kosciuszko’s Garden Fund

        PO BOX 93

        West Point, NY 10996



        1-800-232-4723 Ext. 1656

          Indicate West Point Fund Kosciuszko’s Garden.

You will receive a confirmation letter from the West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) confirming your tax deductible donation to Kosciuszko’s Garden.

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