The men and women who make up the staff of the VMI Foundation are committed professionals who bring an impressive variety of talent, training, education, and experience to their work.
Thanks to their dedicated efforts, the VMI Foundation is able to continue its mission of fostering excellence in every aspect of the Institute’s extraordinary education and supporting the important work of the VMI Alumni Association, the VMI Keydet Club, and the George C. Marshall Foundation.
Data Processing Supervisor
Supervises the data entry department, answers general questions, and reviews problems with data entry procedures and gift processing.
Also, provides the VMI Alumni Agencies staffs’ with training and support with Raisers Edge Software as well as compiling complex queries and reports for the staffs as needed.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 219
Director of Communications
Responsible for VMI Foundation’s communications efforts, including the VMI Alumni Agencies Report and the VMI Foundation’s website.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 242
Director of Prospect Management and Research
Responsible for the overall coordination and production of information on prospects and donors for the VMI Alumni Agencies and VMI in support of fundraising and stewardship activities. Duties include tracking cultivation efforts and solicitation progress and identifying prospects.
Reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the VMI Foundation.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 255
Provides administrative support for the Vice President of Planned Giving and the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 234
Processes invoices and miscellaneous receipts and performs some general ledger functions such as posting Raisers Edge gifts and reconciling trust accounts and stockbroker statements.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 218
Responsible for supporting the Vice President, Major Gifts. Responsibilities include scheduling of activities and donor management.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 245
Chief Executive Officer
Buddy has served the VMI Foundation for more than four decades in a number of roles, most recently as its Vice President for Major Gifts. From January 1, 2017 to April 22, 2017, he served as the Interim CEO of the VMI Foundation.
On April 23, 2017, the Board of Trustees voted to make Buddy the Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the VMI Foundation, setting the strategic direction for the organization, and acting as its official representative in various capacities.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 236
Payroll and Benefits Coordinator
Prepares each monthly payroll and files all reports associated with payroll.
Also enrolls and maintains each employee’s participation in elective deductions including health and dental benefits, retirement benefits, flexible spending plan benefits, and other elections as sponsored by the VMI Alumni Agencies.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 229
Answers incoming for VMI Alumni Agencies and the George C. Marshall Foundation.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 200
Vice President Planned Giving
Responsible for VMI Foundation’s successful planned giving program.
Develops and executes strategies to mesh donors’ intentions and financial situations with the Institute’s on-going needs.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 238
Plans, coordinates, controls, supervises, and participates in the provision of activities and services relating to accounting, finance, and administration.
Serves as Secretary of the VMI Investment Holdings, LLC.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 252
Donor Relations Coordinator
Responsible for the efforts related to donor relations and recognition, including the annual Institute Society Dinner and the Stewardship Luncheon, as well as scholarship recognition.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 254
Handles the processing of all donations, biographical changes, and matching gift information.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 267
Mail Room Manager
Performs mailings for the VMI Alumni Agencies, orders supplies for the mailroom, take care of the equipment, put postage on mail, pick up the mail from the post office and sort according to departments and deliver, take the mail to the post office after work, backup for the switchboard.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 217
Assistant Director of Annual and Reunion Giving
Responsible for managing the 10th Reunion Campaign, The Institute Society, the Barracks Program, and acknowledgement efforts.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 210
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Responsible for engaging corporations and foundations on behalf of VMI and stewardship of corporate and foundation donors.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext 270
Responsible for managing web-based services.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 231
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Responsible for all support operations for VMI Alumni Agencies, including accounting and information technology. Coordinates activities of VMI Investments, LLC.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 223
Executive Assistant to the CEO and Corporate Secretary
Provides administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and serves as Corporate Secretary for the VMI Foundation, providing support to the Foundation's officers and Board of Trustees.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 245
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Responsible for supporting the Vice President of Annual and Reunion Giving. Responsibilities include management of the Class Agent program and recognition programs such as the Brick Program.
Also participates in the solicitation efforts of the Annual and Reunion Giving Program.
Telephone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 243
Associate Director of Alumni & Reunion Giving
Manages the 25th and 50th Reunion Campaigns and the Society of VMI Family & Friends. Oversees matching gift and pledge management.
Whenever necessary, he represents the Vice President.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 250
Handles the processing of all donations, biographical changes and matching gift information.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 224
Call Center Manager
Responsible for managing the operations of the VMI Call Center.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext 239
Major Gifts Officer
Description: Responsible for managing long-term relationships with current and potential major donors.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 257
Vice President Alumni and Reunion Giving
Responsible for management of Alumni and Reunion Giving efforts, to include 10th, 25th, and 50th Reunion Campaigns as well as annual Foundation Fund effort. Coordinates solicitations with VMI Keydet Club, oversees the Barracks Program, and manages donor acknowledgement programs.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 244