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Your Donation Can Change Lives

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.

Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force! Aim High....Fly-Fight-Win! ...

On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were Prisoners of War, as well as those who are Missing in Action, and their families. #YouAreNotForgotten ...

Brotherhood

Our Cadets come from all over the world but quickly bond and become family.
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Life Skills

Cadets had a quick start into our new Life Skills program this week. In Theater and Set Design they had already broken out the power tools.
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Cadet Barrow, Bravo Company Commander after leading his company onto the Parade Field and about to be sworn into the Honor Council. ...

Plebes took their Oath's yesterday, to both themselves and to the Corps of Cadets.

This young man has been on campus for just a few days and is already leading from the front by volunteering to be first in line at the barber shop. He described his previous hairstyle as "messy".
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This morning, at 8:46, #VFMC's Army ROTC Cadre and Cadets began their mission to walk 2,071 stairs on #VFMAC's campus- the same amount that firefighters had to walk /run in the stairwells of the Twin Towers on 9/11. The Cadre and Cadets walked a loop that included three sets of stairs with gear and weighted packs while 9/11 dispatcher calls played through the loud speaker.

When the mission was complete, Army ROTC Professor of Military Science, LTC Gambacorta, spoke to the cadets, many of which were not yet born when the event occurred, and gave some perspective to the day. "Those 2,071 stairs were essentially their commute to work. After those 2,071 stairs they were exhausted and had to bring calm to a difficult situation. You need to be physically fit enough, mentally fit enough, that after the chaos of getting there, you bring calm to the situation and then you actually go to work and do your job. Just getting there is not enough for us."

The American flag carried during the mission belongs to Army ROTC Senior Military Instructor MSG Newton and has been on every deployment with him.

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Durrell ‘Bronko’ Pearsall '86‚ age 34‚ was a member of the New York Fire Department’s Rescue 4 in Queens. ‘Bronko’ was passionate in his love for his job and his ‘brothers’ in the FDNY. He was finishing his shift the morning of September 11‚ 2001‚ when the call came about the WTC. Without hesitation he volunteered to respond‚ along with several others from his firehouse.

He is remembered for his zest for life and his comical personality. ‘Bronko’ will be forever remembered by his countless friends.
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From an early age‚ he dreamed of becoming a fireman. ‘Bronko‚’ following in his father’s footsteps‚ began his firefighting career as a volunteer with Hempstead Fire Department on Long Island. He received numerous commendations and two Medals of Valor. He was also a Nassau fire educator. Durrell joined the #FDNY in 1993‚ a member of Squad 1 and then Rescue 4. He was preparing for his next goal‚ a lieutenant in the FDNY. He pursued several personal interests within the department.

He was active as a member and co-captain of ‘The Bravest Football Club‚’ gaining experience with his college team at C.W. Post. His love for football extended outside the department as well‚ as he was a devoted fan of Notre Dame football.

Fiercely proud of his Irish heritage‚ ‘Bronko’ played the snare drum in the FDNY’s Emerald Society Pipe and Drums. All members of the band gathered outside his funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to ‘pipe him to Heaven.’
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2,071 Stairs.

Never Forget. 09.11.2001
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Today we honor, respect, and remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. #PatriotDay ...

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, D Troop/Horsemanship, 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

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
Development 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