Dedication & Experience
The men and women who make up the staff of the VMI Foundation are committed professionals who bring an impressive variety of talent, training, education, and experience to their work. Thanks to their dedicated efforts, the VMI Foundation is able to continue its mission of fostering excellence in every aspect of the Institute’s extraordinary education and supporting the important work of the VMI Alumni Association, the VMI Keydet Club, and the George C. Marshall Foundation. This page lists the people who work at the VMI Foundation and includes a description of their duties and contact information.
Data Processing Supervisor
Supervises the data entry department, answers general questions, and reviews problems with data entry procedures and gift processing. Also, provides the VMI Alumni Agencies staffs’ with training and support with Raisers Edge Software as well as compiling complex queries and reports for the staffs as needed.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 219
Serves as Executive Assistant to the VMI Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer and as the Secretary to VMI Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 240
Jackie Berkshire Bellairs
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
Responsible for planning, managing and directing efforts to attract corporate and foundation support for VMI. Coordinates continued stewardship and development of strategic partnerships.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 270
Scott Belliveau '83
Director of Communications
Responsible for VMI Foundation’s communications efforts, including the VMI Alumni Agencies Report and the VMI Foundation’s website.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 242
Director of Development Research
Responsible for supporting the Vice President for Annual and Reunion Giving and the Chief Executive Officer in the execution of the VMI Foundation’s programs. Responsible for the overall coordination and production of information on the prospects and donors to the Alumni Agencies and VMI for tracking cultivation, solicitation progress, and prospect identification.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 255
Provides administrative support for the Vice President of Planned Giving and the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 234
Processes invoices and miscellaneous receipts and performs some general ledger functions such as posting Raisers Edge gifts and reconciling trust accounts and stockbroker statements.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 218
Warren "Buddy" Bryan '71
Vice President Major Gifts
Responsible for managing relationships with major donor prospects determined to have the ability to make gifts at or above $25,000 (to include pledges of up to five years) and for the supervision of the Foundation’s Major Gift Officers. Also charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts for VMI from alumni, parents, and friends.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 236
Answers incoming for VMI Alumni Agencies and the George C. Marshall Foundation.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 200
Vice President Planned Giving
Responsible for VMI Foundation’s successful planned giving program. Develops and executes strategies to mesh donors’ intentions and financial situations with the Institute’s on-going needs.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 238
Director of Information Services
Manages Information Technology Services and programs in support of the VMI Associated Agencies. Identifies, qualifies, and captures new IT Services opportunities and thereby expands the business in support of corporate goals and objectives. Directs all aspects of information services functions.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 222
Brian Crockett, CEO
Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for day-to-day leadership of the VMI Foundation. Provides strategic vision for the organization. Dedicated to enhancing the VMI Foundation’s ability to match the Institute’s needs to the interests and passions of current and potential donors.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 241
Assistant Director, Alumni and Reunion Giving
Assists the Vice President for Alumni and Reunion Giving in the conduct of the VMI Reunion Campaign program for the respective 10th, 25th, and 50th Reunion class solicitation programs. Also manages and executes VMI Foundation’s matching-gift program and is responsible for the overall coordination and conduct of the pledge reminder program.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 239
Plans, coordinates, controls, supervises, and participates in the provision of activities and services relating to accounting, finance, and administration. Serves as Secretary of the VMI Investment Holdings, LLC.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 252
Prepares each monthly payroll and files all reports associated with payroll. Also enrolls and maintains each employee’s participation in elective deductions including health and dental benefits, retirement benefits, flexible spending plan benefits, and other elections as sponsored by the VMI Alumni Agencies.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 225
Handles the processing of all donations, biographical changes, and matching gift information.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 267
Mail Room Manager
Performs mailings for the VMI Alumni Agencies, orders supplies for the mailroom, take care of the equipment, put postage on mail, pick up the mail from the post office and sort according to departments and deliver, take the mail to the post office after work, backup for the switchboard.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 217
Senior Major Gifts Officer
Responsible for managing long-term relationships with current and potential major donors.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 247
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Responsible for all support operations for VMI Alumni Agencies, including accounting and information technology. Coordinates activities of VMI Investments, LLC.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 223
Provides support to the Vice President Major Gifts and to the Senior Major Gifts Officer for the VMI Foundation.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 245
Norma Robinson Administrative Assistant
Responsible for supporting the Vice President of Annual and Reunion Giving in the execution of the VMI Foundation’s Annual and Reunion Giving Programs. This will include participation in the Annual Giving solicitation efforts of the Annual and Reunion Giving Program.
Telephone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 243
Associate Director of Alumni & Reunion Giving
Manages the Barracks Program, The Institute Society, Society of VMI Family & Friends, and acknowledgement program. Also, whenever appropriate, fills in for Director.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 250
Handles the processing of all donations, biographical changes and matching gift information.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 224
Douglas "Red" Taylor
Vice President Operations
Assists the CEO in management of the Board of Trustees and the coordination of actions of the VMI Foundation staff. Organizes stewardship events and activities such as annual Stewardship Luncheon and The Institute Society Dinner.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 253
Stewart Wilkinson '12
Assistant Director of Annual and Reunion Giving
Responsible for managing the operations of the VMI Call Center as well as the Memorial Ring Program.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 210
Vice President – Alumni and Reunion Giving
Responsible for management of the Alumni and Reunion Giving program, to include 10th, 25th, and 50th Reunion Campaigns as well as annual Foundation Fund effort. Coordinates solicitations with VMI Keydet Club, engages cadets through Barracks Program, and manages donor acknowledgement program.
Phone: 540-464-7287 Ext. 244