Brother Rats in the Class of '74 and supporters,
Please donate and support The Cadet Foundation, not the VMI Alumni Agencies for our 50th Reunion Class gift seeking $19.74 million. The Cadet Foundation is a 501c3 completely independent of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and the VMI Alumni Agencies. It is a non-partisan way to support the Corps of Cadets while preserving and improving the VMI experience.
The facts supporting our position are extensive and you can review them at this link to make your own informed decision. You can also listen to Ron “Stel” Stelmasczyk’s '74 announcement using the link at THIS LINK.
Founded by alumni and cadets The Cadet Foundation fully supports the power and authority of the Corps to run barracks, the Class system, the Ratline, and, especially the Honor Code and system.
The Cadet Foundation was formed and will remain completely independent of the Alumni Agencies and VMI, as any independent organization should. While we will maintain strict separation from the VMI Administration and the Alumni Agencies, our operations and the programmatic decisions will be completely independently and governed by current cadets and alumni participants. Only those who have truly lived the VMI experience can completely appreciate it and so our goal remains that all leadership and major operational positions within the Foundation come strictly from the VMI Family through Cadets and Alumni.
As your BRs and Cadet Foundation leads for this project please contact us at any time with any questions or to volunteer support for The Cadet Foundation. Contact us today to add your name to the growing list of BRs supporting this initiative.
To make pledges for future payments, donate securities, real estate, wills, bequests, etc. or to join our email list for updates on this important effort please fill in the form at this link. To mail in your pledge, use THIS LINK.
To save on transaction fees we ask that you make any donations over $1,000 by check to The Cadet Foundation C/O 214 Terrebonne Road, Yorktown, Virginia 23692
Ron "Stel" Stelmasczyk '74 - James Cottrell '74 - Gee Rice '74 - Mike Andriani '74 - John Williams, Jr. '74