Ways to Help the VMI

There are many ways to support VMI’s mission of a high quality mathematics experience for all students.  While donations are always helpful, sharing your time and expertise in any of the following ways is also welcomed and appreciated.

For Teachers and Administrators

  • Find out about the VMI by visiting the VMI website, speaking with a VMI graduate, contacting a VMI staff member, instructor or board member
  • Visit a VMI weekend
  • Join one of the VMI programs
  • Better yet, join with a colleague from your school or district
  • Prioritize funding to support district or school educators in the VMI
  • Host a VMI course at your school. 

For VMI Friends and Graduates

  • Visit a VMI weekend
  • Support your school colleagues in PLCs, through informal discussions, by sharing problems, lessons, or other instructional ideas.
  • Lend your voice to math conversations in your school or district through math committees, joining district professional development offerings or starting book discussions.
  • Recruit a teacher in your school or district to join the VMI
  • Ask your principal, superintendent, or curriculum coordinator to encourage their teachers to join the VMI
  • Support other teachers in the VMI by donating to the Mary Lou Gross Scholarship Fund
  • Reach out to teachers from your VMI Cohort
  • Start a math conversation with a VMI instructor.

Donate to the Mary Lou Gross Scholarship Fund

We are excited to announce the launch of the Mary Lou Gross Scholarship Fund designed to support educators enrolled in the VMI Master’s and Post-graduate programs.  Mary Lou Gross is VMI’s number one fan and she has been by VMI’s side since its inception in 1999.  After the passing of her husband, Ken Gross, in 2017, Mary Lou stepped up to support VMI in ways that assured Ken’s legacy—the VMI—could continue.  With the support of Mary Lou and her daughters Karen Huyck and Laura Gross and their families, the VMI grew its programs, spread its reach into New Hampshire, and developed new ways to support mathematics teachers and leaders as well as individual school districts.  We are pleased to name the scholarship after such a dynamic and dedicated woman.

Help us reach our goal
As you consider the many organizations requesting financial support, please keep VMI and our new scholarship fund in mind.  As many of you are aware, districts across VT provide varying levels of tuition support and our scholarship fund is one way of leveling the playing field so that all teachers who wish to participate in VMI have the means to do so.  Many of you will recall receiving similar support while enrolled in VMI.

We have set a goal of raising $24,000 and are grateful to Mary Lou’s family and friends who provided funding to establish the scholarship.  

Donate Online

For larger donations we suggest you use Bank Transfer option in the on-line donation form to minimize the transaction fees or mail us a check.

If you prefer to donate by a check, make it out to VMI Inc , mark it with “Donation”
and mail it to:
416 Washburn Road Burke, VT 05832