Message from the Superintendent
The thousands of donors—alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends—who participated in An Uncommon Purpose: A Glorious Past, A Brilliant Future: The Campaign for VMI have performed a magnificent service for the Institute and the Corps of Cadets. The $344 million that donors committed to this effort will enhance every aspect of the Institute’s ability to prepare young people for lives of service and success in a demanding, complex, and challenging world.
I am deeply grateful for the splendid support of those who participated in this campaign to help secure the Institute’s future. They deserve the thanks of every member of the VMI Family for their commitment and generosity—and they will have the gratitude of generations of cadets to come for their foresight and vision.
J.H. Binford Peay III ’62
General, U.S. Army (Retired)
Message from the Chairman
An Uncommon Purpose: A Glorious Past, A Brilliant Future: The Campaign for VMI ended as of June 30, 2017. It raised $344.1 million in gifts and commitments, a magnificent accomplishment by the VMI Family
The impact of our donors’ support will be powerfully enduring. These campaign funds foster academic innovation, raise leadership training to new heights, bolster co-curricular activities, and provide robust athletic opportunities. They also expand cadet scholarship support on all levels, and help preserve and promote the Institute’s rich and colorful history. The campaign has also helped build a sounder foundation for the Institute’s future with additional endowment resources.
Through their generosity, the 15,340 alumni, faculty, parents, staff, family, and friends who participated in this campaign have ensured that VMI will continue to prepare young people to be the resolute, honorable, and capable citizen-soldiers that our nation needs—and whom VMI always has graduated. These donors deserve the everlasting thanks and deepest gratitude of everyone who values the Institute, what it does, and how it does it.
Donald MacLean Wilkinson ’61
Donor Honor Roll
The root of the success of An Uncommon Purpose: A Glorious Past, A Brilliant Future: The Campaign for VMI was the sustained generosity of VMI’s alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. The list below contains the names of the people, corporations, foundations, and organizations who made a gift in support of VMI during the course of the campaign.
The VMI Alumni Association, the VMI Foundation, and the VMI Keydet Club thank all of these donors on behalf of the Institute and its Corps of Cadets for their decision to join this noble effort.