Major Gift Officers

are the ambassadors of the mission of VMI. They provide opportunity for personal conversations that connect VMI priorities to individual interest and mission.

Would you like to discuss opportunities for support across post and the VMI experience? Major Gift Officers work with individuals who are interested in supporting the mission of VMI but are not certain which initiatives would best align with their interests.

  • Doug Bartlett

    Doug Bartlett Vice President Keydet Club

    The vice president is an effective, experienced fundraiser of annual and endowment funds.

    Greg Cavallaro

    Greg Cavallaro '84 Senior Major Gift Officer

    Greg encourages the leading support of prospects concentrated in Florida and Virginia.

    Andrew Deal

    Andrew Deal '12 Chief Operating Officer, VMI Keydet Club

    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.

    Joe Irby

    Joe Irby '85 Major Gift Officer

    Joe encourages the leading support of prospects concentrated in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington.

    Charles Plageman

    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.

    Ramon Williams

    Ramon Williams '90 Major Gift Officer

    Ramon encourages the leading support of prospects concentrated in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.