Our annual Phonathon event kicks off on the evening of February 27th and continues through March 9th, as a committed volunteer team of current cadets takes to the telephones each evening to contact Fork Union Military Academy's alumni, parents, and other benefactors seeking donations to support the Academy and its mission.
The 2022 Phonathon Team made 4,116 phone calls and received gifts from 569 donors totaling over $150,000, with most of the gifts going to support The Academy Fund
The 2023 Phonathon team will work the phones during the evening hours from February 27th through March 9th with a goal of raising $125,000 in donations to The Academy Fund.
The first and greatest need of the Academy is to fund the school's operations each year: paying staff salaries and benefits, covering the costs of electricity and other utilities, gas and transportation costs, educational supplies and expenses, and financial aid. Tuition only provides part of the costs to operate the school, and only a small percentage of families are paying the full tuition amount to begin with. The rest of the money required to operate the school much come from donors. Each year, part of the Academy's annual budget must be provided by annual giving to The Academy Fund. To meet expenses, the Academy must raise $500,000 for The Academy Fund between July 1, 2022 and June 20, 2023. The annual Phonathon is one of the important fundraising activities that raises about 25% of the donations required for The Academy Fund each year.
There is no need for donors to wait for a phone call from a cadet to help support the 2023 Phonathon this year. Those wishing to make a gift may do so online at https://www.forkunion.com/phonathon.