The term “The VMI Family” describes the people – cadets, faculty and staff, alumni, cadets’ relatives, and friends of VMI – who have a relationship with VMI.
While their relationships may differ, these people share a sincere belief in VMI’s mission: to educate cadets to be honorable, purposeful, and resolute leaders who are ready to serve their neighbors and their country. They steadfastly support the extraordinary way by which VMI accomplishes its mission and are intensely committed to advancing VMI’s welfare.
In 2005, in partnership with the VMI Parents Council, the VMI Foundation established the Society of VMI Family and Friends to encourage non-alumni family and friends to engage in the effort to support the Institute. Currently, there are more than 800 Society members, and, since 2005, they have given more than $8 million to the Institute.