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P.O. Box 932

Lexington, Virginia 24450
304 Letcher Avenue

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

The Impact of Giving to VMI

  • Floyd Duncan '64

    In 2013, as he approached his 50th Reunion, Floyd H. Duncan ’64, who was a professor in the Department of Economics and Business from 1978 to his retirement in 2013 and headed the department from 2005 to 2013, established a scholarship. .Read More →
  • Burton Bacheller II and Ramona Hazera

    “Considering the education your child has received, how could you not give to this school?”Read More →
  • VMI Beats The Citadel in First Silver Shako Showdown

    VMI's young alumni secured victory over The Citadel's in the first Silver Shako Showdown.Read More →
  • Robert McDowell '68 Honors His Father Through Scholarship

    Robert L. McDowell '68 and his wife, Melissa, honor McDowell's father through a scholarship.Read More →
  • Novelist Jeff Shaara Helps Preserve and Present VMI's History

    Jeff Shaara
    For more than a dozen years, the best-selling novelist Jeff Shaara has supported efforts to preserve and present VMI’s extraordinary heritage.Read More →
  • Hands-on Learning

    The VMI education is extraordinary, in part because much of it occurs outside classrooms and laboratories.  One example: cadets learn about history and how people interact with history through the Shaara New Market Battlefield Scholar-in-Residence Program. 
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  • Coveted Firearms Collection Evidence of Alumnus’ Desire to Give Back toVMI


    For Henry Stewart ’35, the opportunity to help at the VMI Museum as a cadet turned into a life-long interest and the ability to fulfill a long-held ambition. According to Colonel Keith Gibson, the Director of the VMI Museum, Mr. Stewart volunteered to help maintain the VMI Museum’s antique firearms. “He swiftly became fascinated with the Colt revolvers, not only how they were designed and manufactured but also their development.”

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  • The Class of 1940: Why We Give

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    Our love for VMI then grew beyond pride as the Institute’s value and the purposes that it serves became obvious. As a part of the great cadre of graduates, we felt a sense of responsibility to VMI, and support and loyalty to VMI became our bedrock attitudes.  This is why the Class of 1940 has been so supportive of VMI since we graduated.Read More →
  • SAIC and the Center for Leadership and Ethics

    SAIC is a Virginia-based, Fortune 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that provides services to the government agencies and commercial customers in many fields including national security, energy, and critical infrastructure. It selected VMI for support because, according to SAIC, “VMI represents the highest model for honor, courage, commitment, and ethics that should be supported and invested in.” Read More →
  • Class of 1983

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     For VMI alumni, their classes are at the center of their VMI experience in Barracks—and after they graduate. Class reunions are well-attended, and some sort of mini-reunion is either being planned or executed at any time during the year.

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