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Lexington, Virginia 24450
304 Letcher Avenue

Lexington, Virginia 24450
Ph:  800-444-1839
Ph:  540-464-7287
Fax:  540-464-4545

New Funds at VMI to Support Cadets

In the past few months, the VMI Foundation has received many gifts in support of the Institute and the Corps of Cadets. Below are a few of the new funds that donors have established or already established funds to which they have made substantial additional gifts. Two of these support academic and co-curricular activities on Post and two help continue VMI’s tradition of providing opportunities for young people to receive a VMI education.

Colonels Woodson and Lorraine Sadler Mechanical Engineering Fund: Established by Woodson Sadler ’66 and his wife, Lorraine (better known on Post as “Woody” and “Lori,” respectively) both retired colonels in the U.S. Marine Corps, this fund will provide support for cadet learning projects in the Mechanical Engineering Department, in which Colonel Sadler currently teaches.

Bruce W. Undercoffer 1976 Award: Mrs. Kathryn L. Undercoffer established this award in memory of her son, Bruce W. Undercoffer ’76. The Award is meant to recognize cadets for the excellence of their poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photography, and art work published in the cadet literary magazine, Sounding Brass.

Jeannette P. Alligood Memorial Scholarship: Providing unrestricted financial assistance to members of the Corps of Cadets, Charles H. Alligood ’61 created this scholarship in the memory of his wife, Jeannette.
Pete Candler ’71 Memorial Scholarship: To set up this scholarship in memory of Pete Candler, his wife, Mrs. Page S. Candler, and his brother, John S. Candler ’62, combined resources. This scholarship has a preference to support cadets who are majoring in one of the liberal arts, such as History or English and Fine Arts.

On behalf of the entire VMI Family, the VMI Foundation thanks the alumni and friends for making these gifts aimed at the overall betterment of the Institute. For more information on making a major gift in support of VMI, please contact Warren J. Bryan ’71 at the VMI Foundation. You can send him an e-mail message at or call him at 1.800.444.1839, ext. 236.