An Uncommon Purpose – The Campaign for VMI 2017-09-29T19:05:39+00:00

YOUR IMPACT

OUR STORIES

Brooke Pendleton

VMI alumni have always profoundly influenced Brooke H. Pendleton. Her father was James Hume Jr ’42. Numerous other alumni were also part of her life growing up, and the Institute was never far from any conversation.

William Wanovich ’87

When Wanovich returned to VMI as a Professor of Military Science in 2010 and later became the Commandant of Cadets, he realized there was more to the job. “One of my goals is to help the cadets plan their time carefully and strike a balance between academics and everything else they must do—and especially the activities they want to do.”

Timothy Scott Hayes Jr ’19

Three things attracted Timothy Scott Hayes Jr ’19, a mechanical engineering major, to VMI. “They were the Rat Line, the military system in general, and the academic program,” recalls Hayes. “It also seemed to be a place where everyone would be striving toward a goal, which would provide an inspiring environment.”

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YOUR SUPPORT, BY THE NUMBERS

10

New professorships and chairs will be endowed

$75M

In support of NCAA athletics

8,917

Alumni made a gift or pledge

$435M

Endowment total as of the campaign's end 6/30/2017

15,340

Donors to the campaign

57

Donors made gifts and pledges of $1 million or more

1,454

Alumni who made their first gift to VMI during the campaign

187

New academic and athletic scholarships will be funded

50

50 states represented amongst campaign donors