Large group gathering at VMI reunion

The Reunion Team

is dedicated to ensure our alumni have a tremendously positive experience with each of their reunions. From the planning to the actual reunion, we are here to support.

  • 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.

    Tyler “T.J.” Lighton

    Tyler “T.J.” Lighton '15 Reunion Giving Officer

    The Reunion Leadership Gift Officer reports to the Director of Annual and Reunion Giving. His primary responsibility is to work with reunion classes to achieve excellent fundraising outcomes. Works in coordination with major gift colleagues, prospect development and Reunion and AG team members, to discover, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership level donors and work directly with reunion volunteers to maximize reunion fundraising outcomes.

    Corri Sensabaugh

    Corri Sensabaugh Associate Director of Reunions

    The assistant director of reunions aids in providing planning and oversight for the annual calendar of scheduled reunion events, with a goal to enhance the class reunion experience, alumni engagement and to increase the donor base.