Meade King '85 Chief Operating Officer, VMI Foundation
The primary goal of the VMI Foundation chief operating officer is to raise and steward the funds entrusted to it for the sole purpose of advancing the Virginia Military Institute. With this private money, the VMI Foundation supports constant improvement of academic and co-curricular programs. The COO reports to the VMI Alumni Agencies CEO and also supports the president of the VMI Foundation Board of Trustees. The COO works closely with VMI leadership and across the VMI Alumni Agencies to develop and execute programs consistent with the missions of VMI and the Foundation.
Vickie Black Director of Prospect Management & Research
The director of prospect management and research will provide information to establish corporate and individual giving capacity of $25,000 or greater through extensive financial research using online databases and SEC documents.
Terrie Conrad Vice President of Gift Planning & Estate Administration
As vice president of gift planning and estate administration, Terrie Conrad manages and directs efforts to attract planned gifts where appropriate for the VMI Alumni Agencies and provides training and supervision for the major gift officers of both the Foundation and Keydet Club. She is responsible for the formulation of institutionally targeted fundraising goals and strategies for planned gifts, the implementation of approved fundraising plans and the monitoring of related development activities within the organization as they pertain to major and planned giving activities. Terrie reports directly to the COO.
Amy Reid Executive Assistant to CEO/Corporate Secretary
The executive assistant provides assistance to the CEO of the VMI Alumni Agencies, including maintaining the CEO’s calendar, arrangements for meetings and other duties as directed by the CEO. The Corporate Secretary provides executive assistance to the VMI Foundation COO, assists with arrangements and materials for meetings, provides secretarial support for the VMI Foundation Board of Trustees and serves as primary point of contact for administrative support to the trustees.
Charles Plageman '90 Associate Director of Gift Planning
The associate director of gift planning assists the vice president of development and estate administration with efforts to attract planned gifts for the VMI Alumni Agencies. The associate director also supports planned giving proposals for other gift officers, as well as assists with institutionally targeted fundraising goals and strategies for planned gifts while continuing to solicit major gifts.
Avis Slagle Director of Stewardship
The director of stewardship develops all stewardship reporting and documentation, including endowment reports, annual reports to donors, Memorandums of Understating and program/funding reports. The director also works on cumulative giving society and related donor recognition and serves as a point of contact for all department heads at VMI.