Private support at VMI goes right to the heart of the Institute’s mission of preparing young people to be the capable, purposeful, and, above all, honorable citizen-soldiers that our country always will need if it is to remain free and prosperous.
Donations from alumni and friends support every aspect of VMI’s remarkable education. They help attract and retain a top-flight faculty and staff, enhance the wide-ranging athletics program, ensure the effectiveness of its military system, and support hundreds of cadets with scholarship assistance.
In order to ensure that the Institute has the resources it needs, the volunteer leaders and the staff of the VMI Foundation engage the energy, vision, and dedication of alumni and friends and act as faithful stewards and careful managers of the gifts which our donors entrust to us.
Currently, the VMI Foundation is a proud partner with the Institute, the VMI Alumni Association, and the VMI Keydet Club as well as thousands of alumni and friends in An Uncommon Purpose: A Glorious Past, A Brilliant Future: The Campaign for VMI. This effort, which will end on June 30, 2017, has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in support of all aspects of the Institute's educational program. It is helping to ensure a bright future for a truly extraordinary American college: Virginia Military Institute.
Warren J. "Buddy" Bryan '71
CEO, VMI Foundation