As Fork Union Military Academy approaches its 125th anniversary the school community has a unique opportunity to influence our future for generations to come.
The Academy’s mission to educate, develop, and inspire young men in a college preparatory, Christian, military environment remains as vital today as it was in the late 1800s when our founder Dr. William Hatcher drove his wagon through the countryside of Fluvanna County to pick up students for his new school. In today’s world many of these young men may never be exposed to our Core Values (Respect, Integrity, Faith, Character, Discipline) without the setting we provide here.
To mark this special anniversary and to guarantee the continuing of our mission Fork Union Military Academy is seeking 125 special gifts.
To qualify, gifts must be at least $12,500 and paid in immediately available funds or through commitment mechanisms described by the Academy. All pledges are to be fulfilled or guaranteed through a written plan by the close of the campaign on October 15, 2025.
The 125 gifts for the 125th anniversary may:
SUPPORT THE FORK UNION MILITARY ACADEMY ENDOWMENT—providing annual support to various aspects of the Academy (scholarships for cadets, funding for programs and faculty), and as a reserve in times of need, the endowment serves to ensure the long-term future of the school. Gifts may be made to an existing Academy endowment account or to fund a newly created account, subject to applicable Academy Gift Policy parameters, including gift amount minimums which may exceed $12,500.
SUPPORT THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF FORK UNION MILITARY ACADEMY—within the parameters of our Campus Master Plan, the Academy’s vast grounds and numerous facilities must be updated and improved to support the work of our faculty and staff and the entire cadet experience. Gifts may also support future projects or the Academy’s general infrastructure. Naming opportunities will be subject to the gift level set for each specific project, which may exceed $12,500, and are to be realized within an appropriate time-frame. Naming opportunities are offered on a first-come basis.
We encourage you to reach out to COL Tripp Billingsley, our Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can participate in supporting this campaign.