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Giving to the Peay Endowment for Academic Excellence

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a meaningful and immediate contribution to excellence in VMI’s academic programs, while recognizing a Superintendent who has had a transformative impact on the Institute. Participating donors may designate their support for one of three academic components – merit scholars, chairs or fellowships: If they are interested in assisting all three components, then they can designate their support for the Peay Academic Excellence Fund.

Donors to the Peay Endowment for Academic Excellence will be recognized in a separate section of the Alumni Agencies’ Annual Report and/or in other venues as appropriate, according to the component to which their contributions were designated. Lifetime donors of $500,000 or more will be listed annually and in perpetuity as follows:

Benefactor: $1,000,000 or more | Patron: $500,000 – $999,999

Lifetime donors of $100,000 or more to the Endowment will receive a formal report each year of the endowment’s impact on the academic program. Other donors will be listed in reports for the fiscal year in which the contributions were recorded. If you have further questions about the Peay Endowment to include how to participate, please contact: Terrie Conrad, VMI Foundation.

  • Terrie Conrad

    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.

Cabinet members and founding benefactors share the importance of the Peay Endowment in their own words.