Why Give?

A Gift of Financial Support to Fishburne is Far More Than Just a Pledge of Money

It is an investment in the future of our one-of-a-kind school.

It is validation of our original mission “…to Forge Educated, Honorable Young Men of Courage.”

It is a demonstration of thanks from parents, former parents, and loyal alumni.

It is evidence from community supporters across the country that we meet an essential need.

It is direct funding to our many scholarships.

Each year, our alumni, faculty, grandparents, parents and friends choose to make an investment in our cadets and community. They give to show thanks. They give because they see a need. They give because they see what could be.


FMS Day of Giving – November 29, 2022

Mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday! Fishburne Military School will host a Since 1879 Day of Giving, an online giving initiative, on November 29, 2022. We plan to look back to 1879 to give forward, and we hope you’ll join us! Our goal is to raise $18,790.00 to provide our Cadets with the best possible opportunities for a lifetime of brotherhood and leadership in the modern era. It is easy to give at Fishburne.org/support/make-a-gift/ for Fishburne’s Day of Giving.

The 24-hour giving day began in 2012 and has now become a global movement. It takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to promote generosity and counter the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Not only is this a day to support the Corps of Cadets at FMS, but this is also a moment in time to strengthen awareness of our new brand, ‘We See What’s Great in You’ to our alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of Fishburne as we march to our sequential in 2029. Fishburne is proud to have been in operation for almost 150 years and continues to evolve.

So why give?

  • If 1000 supporters give $18.79 today, we will raise $18,790 of pure Corps of Cadet support.
  • If 100 supporters give $187.90 today, we will raise $18,790 of pure Corps of Cadet support.
  • And if 10 supporters give $1879.00 today, we will raise $18,790 of pure Corps of Cadet support.

And as a benefit to you, your gift will offer you the ability to join the Colonel Young Brigade ranks while earning the honor and distinction of wearing the Loyal Supporter Medal and the Lifetime Giving Medal.

Ways to Give

We make it easy to give to Fishburne Military School. If you have any questions about the following giving methods, please contact alumni@fishburne.org. We are here to help.

Annual Giving Campaign

The FMS Annual Giving Campaign is an annual program that raises funds for to support from 10 to 30 percent of the school’s yearly operating budget. “Annual Giving” refers to gifts that are renewed by the donor each year, or which are made yearly as part of a multi-year pledge arranged between the donor and the school.

Capital Gifts

Capital Gifts are normally restricted donations, with specific direction from the donor. For example, a donor may designate that a gift be used for a building project, or exclusively for scholarships.

Endowment Funds

Endowment Funds are gifts from donors with a specific purpose. These are typically invested, with interest proceeds being used as the donor requested. Endowment funds can receive continuing support from the original donor or future supporters.

Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Funds are a financial award that is given to students who exhibit the best application for a scholarship based on the criteria set forth by the fund. Click here to learn more about our Leadership for Life scholarship fund.