Annual Giving

provides resources to areas where they are needed the most.

The Annual Giving Team

Annual giving – the steady and loyal generosity of those who support the Institute through unrestricted philanthropy – is the greatest demonstration of confidence and trust in the senior leadership of VMI.

  • Andrew Deal

    Andrew Deal '12 Chief Operating Officer, VMI Keydet Club; Chief Development Officer

    The VMI Keydet Club chief operating officer provides oversight of programs and staff to ensure they meet the goals and objectives of the club’s strategic plan, supports the president of the VMI Keydet Club Board of Governors and is responsible for the formulation of the policies, goals, objectives, and procedures of the Keydet Club. The COO works closely with VMI leadership, VMI athletics, the CFO and across the VMI Alumni Agencies to develop and execute programs consistent with the missions of VMI and the Keydet Club. The COO reports to the VMI Alumni Agencies CEO.
    Additionally, as the chief development officer, he is responsible for the comprehensive planning, implementation, management, and oversight of all fundraising.

    Ethan Carpenter

    Ethan Carpenter '23 Development Officer

    The development officer reports to the chief development officer and the primary responsibility is to monitor, track, analyze and cultivate leadership donors as part of the Annual Giving program.

    Sydney Coffey

    Sydney Coffey Strategic Operations Officer

    The strategic operations officer aids in providing planning and oversight for the annual giving effort with a goal to maximize software and analytic tools to fundraise across multiple channels which lead to growth in the alumni donor base in support of VMI. This individual oversees cadet philanthropy activities and the annual class efforts focused on the first fifteen years out from graduation.

    Jenny David

    Jenny David Director of Reunion Giving

    The Director of Reunion Giving works with fundraising colleagues and volunteer reunion committees to provide planning and oversight for Reunion fundraising efforts for the 10th, 25th and 50th reunion classes, with a goal of executing a successful fundraising campaign that is representative of the class and benefits VMI and the Corps of Cadets for years to come.

    Corri Sensabaugh

    Corri Sensabaugh Development Data Analyst

    The development data analyst will work with the annual giving team to develop an comprehensive solicitation calendar. This position will utilize software analytic tools to provide strategic segmentation strategies. The analyst will also develop and maintain reporting metrics for the annual giving program.