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.

  • Patti Cook

    Patti Cook Director of Annual and Reunion Giving

    The Director of Annual and Reunion Giving is responsible for the leadership and management of an expansive reunion program focused on financial support for VMI and alumni participation and engagement with VMI during reunion activities. The director is also responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating an aggressive program to increase operational support for VMI and the Alumni Agencies, including but not limited to the unrestricted Foundation Fund and the Keydet Club Scholarship Fund.

    Sydney Coffey

    Sydney Coffey Direct Marketing Specialist

    Reporting to the Director of Annual and Reunion Giving, the Direct Marketing Specialist aids in providing planning and oversight for the annual giving solicitation calendar with a goal to maximize software and analytic tools to fundraise across multiple channels in support of VMI.

    Austin England

    Austin England Leadership Annual Giving Officer

    The Leadership Annual Giving Officer reports to the Director of Annual and Reunion Giving. The primary responsibility is to monitor, track, analyze and grow the leadership giving program as part of the Annual Giving program.