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Our Patron Association

The Army and Navy Academy Patron Association (ANAPA) partners with the Academy, led by a board of current parents.

Participation by family members in many of Army and Navy Academy’s gatherings during the year strengthens the bond among Cadets, faculty, and staff, while fostering a successful educational experience for each young man.

Parents and guardians of current Cadets are encouraged to join the Army and Navy Academy Patrons Association (ANAPA) private Facebook group. This group is facilitated by ANAPA leaders and Academy staff members. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for Cadets at Army and Navy Academy and we look forward to reconnecting with returning families and welcoming new families into the Warrior family — please share your energy, ideas, talents, and contributions!

Schedule of ANAPA Meetings

Starting in September, ANAPA hosts monthly conference calls to update parents on upcoming campus events, Cadet activities, volunteer opportunities, and Academy news. Reminders are sent out prior to each conference call.

To participate in a teleconference, please email Natalie Blue, Events & Patron Affairs Manager at 


2020-2021 ANAPA Board
  • Eve Mayall, President
  • Lisa Perez, Vice-President, Events
  • Lisa Meyer, Vice-President, Communications
  • Pam DeMond, Secretary
  • Alen Geopfarth, Treasurer
  • Aruna Rao, Academic & Counseling Liaison
  • Chad Gordon, Cadet Life & Athletics Liaison
2020-2021 Ambassadors
  • Karen Bartell, Middle School
  • Lisa Meyer, 9th Grade
  • Eileen & Tom De Lucia, 10th Grade
  • Dusty Vereker, 10th Grade
  • Kimberly reynolds, 11th Grade
  • Delilah Ward, 11th Grade
  • Erin Hoffman, 12th Grade
  • Aruna Rao, 12th Grade

Ready to Get Involved?

There are many opportunities for our parents to volunteer and share in the Warrior experience!

1) Monthly Activity Volunteers
(Remote Location Okay)

New Parents & New Cadets Welcome

  • Responsible for welcoming all New Parents and New Cadets to ANA.
  • Speak with enrolled families at registration events and closed weekends to promote ANA culture and traditions.
  • Answer questions from New Families and Cadets and support throughout the year.
  • Time Commitment: Registrations and various Cadets events throughout the year.

International Parents and Cadets

  • Act as a liaison between the designated faculty members, students, and parents to organize cultural experiences and assist in the transition to American culture.
  • Speak with enrolled families at registration and other ANA events to promote ANA culture and traditions.
  • Time Commitment: Registrations and various cultural events throughout the year.

Faculty Appreciation Week

  • Coordinate and execute Faculty Appreciation Week and any other appreciation events throughout the year.
  • Time Commitment: Teacher Appreciation Week

Monthly Cadet Activities

  • ANAPA organizes monthly fun and entertaining activities for the Cadets as well as activities for parents at each Closed Weekend.
  • Time Commitment: Sign up each month
2) Special Event Volunteers

(Remote Location Okay)

Closed Weekends

Closed Weekends are times when our campus gets together to celebrate a special event or Academy tradition. Volunteers are always welcomed to help plan and execute events within the weekend.

See Major Events and Closed Weekend dates here.

3) Athletic Liaison

2020-2021 Athletic Liaison: Chad Gordon

(Local Preferred)

The Athletic Liaisons serve as the liaison between ANAPA and the Academy Athletic Director. The purpose is to enrich athletic experiences and encourage the participation of parents in Warrior Athletics by designating team parents and communicating information from the Athletic Department to team parents.

  • Coordinate with the Academy Athletic Department on all events and activities pertaining to the specific sport.
  • Communicates with the team coaches to provide support as accepted by the coach such as organizing the parents to provide snacks for away games, helping arrange a team party and Senior Night ceremony for the last home game of the season.
  • Coordinate all athletic equipment asks and promotion of all athletic events.
  • Time Commitment: Varies by sport
4) Prospective Parent Ambassador

(Remote Location Okay)

Prospective Parent Ambassadors are a valued part of our Warrior Community as they bridge the gap between life at the Academy and our prospective families.

  • Act as a liaison to the Admission Department, providing support during the recruitment and enrollment process that may include:
  • Fielding questions and speaking with prospective parents about your son’s experience,
  • Posting on social media,
  • Providing testimonials for prospective parents or writing reviews on referral sites,
  • Assisting all new parents with Academy traditions and understanding the institution’s culture.

Anonymous Feedback Form

The below anonymous form is sent directly to ANAPA and is intended only for use by Current Families.

Cadets Say “Thank You!” to ANAPA