VMI Keydet Club
304 Letcher Avenue
P.O. Box 932
Lexington, VA 24450
The Athletic Operations Fund was created to provide VMI’s athletic programs with the necessary resources to successfully compete at the Division 1 level. The Operating Fund supports travel, equipment, facilities, and other necessary operational costs that our athletic program as a whole may encounter.
In 1999, the Keydet Club started an Athletic Operations Fund for each VMI athletic program. These individual Operation Funds allow a supporter to give specifically to the sport of their choosing. Over the past decade, these funds have become a huge success, and they are a critical life-line of support to many of VMI’s athletic programs.
Many alumni and their families want to leave a lasting impact on VMI and VMI’s athletic program. While there are many ways to do this, the most popular way is starting an endowed scholarship. These endowed scholarships will forever support VMI’s athletic programs by supplying annual scholarship assistance to VMI’s cadet-athletes. Many of these scholarships are named in honor of an alumnus, family member, coach, or specific event such as a conference championship team.
The VMI Foundation and the VMI Keydet Club established the Brick Program to help show VMI alumni they have a physical impact on the school with their support. Donors to VMI through gifts to the VMI Foundation and to the Keydet Club are eligible for their name to be placed on a brick in front of Barracks when they have given at least $2,500 of support since the program’s inception in July 1998.
If you are interested in having your name on a brick in front of Barracks, contact the VMI Foundation office at 800-444-1839.
The Keydet Club established the Locker Room Name Plate Program as a means to contribute directly to the sport of your choosing. By making a one-time gift of $1,000 or a six-year pledge of $500 a year to an individual sport’s operations fund, you can have your name placed on one of our cadet-athletes lockers in their team locker room.
This program is very popular, and it reminds our cadet-athletes every day of the support they receive from alumni.
If you would like to have your name placed on a cadet’s locker, call Robert Crumpler ’07 at 800-444-1839 Ext. 201.