On Post

The VMI Brick Program Comes to a Close

engraved bricks and plaque in ground in front of barracks

Please note: The brick program at VMI concluded June 30, 2023. If you are interested in giving to VMI, please visit our giving page to review Institute priorities or make a gift now.

For nearly 25 years, the VMI Brick Program provided alumni, family, and friends of the Institute a tangible place in VMI’s history. Thousands have taken advantage of the opportunity, but time is running out. The VMI Brick Program will end June 30, 2023.

The brick program was created July 1, 1998, to honor and memorialize alumni and friends of VMI who have a passion for the Institute. Franklin Van Valkenburg ’13, assistant director of annual giving, said, “I appreciate the incredible generosity of my fellow alumni and their dedication to this program over the last quarter-century. It’s humbling to read the names of so many people, recognize an eternal love for our Institute, and feel a connection that spans lifetimes.”

Over 8,000 alumni, family, and friends currently have their name on a brick, and only about 500 spots remain before the program ends in 2023. Van Valkenburg explained, “We’re getting the word out now to ensure there is plenty of time for anyone who wants a brick to have the opportunity to place one.”

Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the VMI Brick Program.

For additional questions, contact Sydney Coffey by email at scoffey@vmiaa.org or by phone at 800-444-1839 ext. 260.