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A donation to the Valley Forge Military Academy and College is an investment in the bright futures of our students and our country. Our graduates have gone on to become some of the strongest, bravest and most influential citizen leaders of our day.

Take the time to read about Valley Forge Military Academy and Colleges prestigious GSM.

“Garrison Sgt. Major (retired) Bill Mott knows about attention to detail, whether it’s overseeing the parade route of a Royal Wedding, or keeping things running smoothly at Valley Forge Military Academy.”

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Join our Academy for our in person open house on Saturday, August 7th at 10:00 a.m.

We hope to see you there!

To register for the event follow the link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valley-forge-military-academy-in-person-open-house-for-prospective-families-tickets-163901191877?aff=erelexpmlt
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On July 16th, 70 years ago, J.D Salinger's book "The Catcher in the Rye" was published by Little, Brown and Co.

Did you know that Salinger was a Cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy?

During his time at the Academy, he displayed a much greater interest in acting than in writing. However, during his senior year, he served as the literary editor of the yearbook, Crossed Sabres '36. Which led him with the intention to write for the New Yorker Magazine.

In his, book, he used VFMA as a model for Pencey Prep, Holden Caulfield's alma mater in "The Catcher in the Rye." Salinger served in the US Army during WWII and was alleged to have carried chapters of the "Catcher in the Rye" with him when he laded on D-Day.

#couragehonorconquer #alumni #history
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Former Alumni and Captain of the Valley Forge Military Academy Defensive Football Team, Chris Doleman '81 TAPS is the man whose advice put Alumni '02 Larry Fitzgerald on the path to the NFL.

Larry Fitzgerald has played 17 seasons in the NFL and given back to communities domestically and internationally. We are proud of the path that Cadet Fitzgerald has forged. During his time at Valley Forge Military Academy, Cadet Fitzgerald had 35 catches for 420 yards and seven touchdowns in six games. We knew he was destined for the NFL.

Current Athletic Director, Michael Muscella, and former Assistant Football Coach noted  "I saw him and I said, 'This is what guys who play on Sundays look like,' Muscella said. "His uniform, his physique, you could just tell that he was different."

"Fitzgerald told McManaman in an interview, “I can’t tell you how thankful I am for my Valley Forge Military Academy experience. … There’s no way I’d be here if I hadn’t gone there.”
"And, if it hadn’t been for Chris Doleman, he might not have gone there at all."

We are glad he did. #Couragehonorconquer #Alumni #NFL

Pictured in the middle: Cadet Larry Fitzgerald.
Follow the link below for more info on Larry Fitzgerald's time at VFMA
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Today’s #throwbackthursday is @hjarguello alumni ‘95 former E-battery Company Commander. This photo was taken after graduation and all he could think approaching the stairs of graduation was “don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip.”
#couragehonorconquer #alumnichallenge #throwbackthursday
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Share your #throwbackthursday with us, alumni!

#ThrowbackThursday #alumnichallenge #thenandnowchallenge

Send your submissions via email to gjones@vfmac.edu.
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This week's #ForgeFactFriday is posted, good luck!

#ForgeFactFriday #forgefridaygiveaway
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Congrats, to last weeks #ForgeFridayGiveaway Winners. We expect your prizes to arrive sometime next week!

This week's #ForgeFactFriday is a lot harder, so we wish you lots of luck! We will choose one random correct winner from Facebook and one from Instagram. Winners will be selected next Tuesday.

Good Luck!

#ForgeFactFriday #forgefridaygiveaway
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Donate with the Biggest Impact

We know that donations are extremely personal decisions, and you want your resources to go to recipients and programs that matter the most to you. We encourage all of our donors to choose an area close to their hearts, such as Band, Athletics, E Battery or Scholarships.

Many of our donors have chosen to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special to them, while supporting the proud tradition of Valley Forge Military Academy & College. We have seen these donations to be particularly inspirational for our students and staff on campus.

We are also passionate about the effective use of your resources, so if you choose, you can simply allow the School to apply your contribution where it is needed most.

Development Contacts

NAMEROLEEMAIL
Kathleen ElsmoreSenior Director of Institutional Advancementkelsmore@vfmac.edu
Tom Goldblum '69, '71CDirector of Alumni Relationstgoldblum@vfmac.edu
Katie OttoInstitutional Advancement Coordinatorkotto@vfmac.edu

Stocks & Security

Gifts of securities including stock, bonds, or mutual funds made to our brokerage account are encouraged and often provide significant tax advantages.

To notify us of your intent to transfer, please contact:
Institutional Advancement
(610) 989-1329
development@vfmac.edu

Endowment

Gifts to our endowment increase Valley Forge Military Academy and College’s capacity to attract and retain the best and brightest faculty, to enroll the most qualified cadets, and to maintain our beautiful historic campus. Only the income from the principal is spent, ensuring that your gift continues in perpetuity.

A healthy endowment allows us to bolster our annual operating budget and provides necessary financial flexibility and resilience, helping to safeguard the school’s finances through changing and sometimes challenging economic times.

If you are interested in making an endowment gift, please contact:
Institutional Advancement
(610) 989-1329
development@vfmac.edu

United Way

Valley Forge Military Academy and College is a designated United Way recipient, and our donor number is 4316.

Gifts in Memory or Honor

A gift made in honor or memory of a family member, teacher, student or friend is a generous and thoughtful way to remember a person’s life and accomplishments.

To mail in your donation, please complete the Forge Fund Form, specifying:
The honoree’s name
Name and contact information for his/her next of kin

Please make checks payable to “VFMA Foundation” and mail your gift to:
Valley Forge Military Academy & College
Institutional Advancement Office
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087

For more information about providing a gift in honor or memory of someone, please contact:
Institutional Advancement
(610) 989-1329
development@vfmac.edu

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