2024 Giving Day

6,323
Donors
84% of 7,500 Donor goal
$10,520,670
Donated
This campaign ended on April 15, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Vanderbilt University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAshley West matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $5

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Vanderbilt Off Broadway

An Anonymous DonorCara Heilmann matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Professional/Graduate Alumni (1994) who gave to Owen Graduate School of Management

An Anonymous DonorTimothy P. McNamara, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Science matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Learning Assistants Program

An Anonymous DonorDean Jeffries matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for School of Nursing

An Anonymous DonorDean Tom Steenburgh matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,543Just for Owen School Dean's Discretionary Fund

An Anonymous DonorDean Balser matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for School of Medicine, Health Sciences Education

An Anonymous DonorDean Christie-Mizell matched $5,000 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Graduate School Funds

An Anonymous DonorCandice and Sean Lee matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Student-Athlete (Former)

An Anonymous DonorDean Kuriyan matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $217Just for School of Medicine, Basic Sciences

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,323Just for Vandy United Fund

An Anonymous DonorProvost C. Cybele Raver matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorChancellor Daniel Diermeier matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000

An Anonymous DonorDan Micic and Medical Shipment LLC matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for School of Nursing

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Undergraduate Scholarship Fund for Arts and Science

An Anonymous DonorDean Yolanda Pierce and generous donors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Divinity School Funds

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Undergraduate Alumni (1994)

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $26,742Just for Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship
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Andy Dailey photoAndy Dailey gave $500 because $500 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $1,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Varsity - Women's Bowling

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $1,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Undergraduate Alumni (2019)

An Anonymous DonorThe LAVA Board gave $1,000 because 30 donors gaveJust for K.C. Potter Center

An Anonymous DonorCathy Bender, BS’82, and the AVBA Board gave $3,000 because 52 donors gaveJust for AVBA Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorA group of faculty, former faculty, staff and alumni gave $10,000 because 275 donors gaveJust for School of Nursing

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $10,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Athletics General Fund (NCC)

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $10,000 because 75 donors gaveJust for Blair School of Music

An Anonymous DonorDean Chris Guthrie and Vice Provost Tracey George gave $10,000 because 150 donors gaveJust for Law School

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $10,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Vandy United - Tennis Facility

An Anonymous DonorDr. Terri J. Vrtiska, MD ’87 gave $20,000 because 125 donors gaveJust for School of Medicine, Health Sciences Education

An Anonymous DonorRich Hull, BA'92 gave $20,000 because 40 donors gaveJust for Vanderbilt in Hollywood

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous Trustee gave $25,000 because 75 donors gaveJust for Opportunity VU Undergraduate Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorSuzanne and Patrick McGee gave $25,000 because 500 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorBasic Sciences Board of Visitors gave $25,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for School of Medicine, Basic Sciences

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Trustees gave $25,000 because 600 donors gaveJust for Student (2024)

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Trustees gave $25,000 because 300 donors gaveJust for Student (2024)

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Trustees gave $25,000 because 400 donors gaveJust for Student (2024)

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Trustees gave $25,000 because 500 donors gaveJust for Student (2024)

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $30,000 because 150 donors gaveJust for Blair School of Music

An Anonymous DonorBCC Donor Match Team gave $40,000 because $40,000 was given by donorsJust for Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $42,500 because 175 donors gaveJust for School of Medicine, Health Sciences Education

An Anonymous DonorDavid and Julie Friedland gave $50,000 because 400 donors gaveJust for Peabody College

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $50,000 because 400 donors gaveJust for Law School

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $50,000 because 300 donors gaveJust for Law School

An Anonymous DonorJohn and Shannon Addison gave $50,000 because 250 donors gaveJust for School of Engineering

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $50,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Student Care Assistance Program (SCAP)

An Anonymous DonorJohn and Shannon Addison gave $50,000 because 500 donors gaveJust for School of Engineering

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous Trustee gave $50,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Dialogue Vanderbilt

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous Trustee gave $100,000 because 6000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $100,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Program in Climate and Environmental Studies

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous Trustee gave $100,000 because 2000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $100,000 because 35 donors gaveJust for Vandy United - Golf Facility

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous Trustee gave $100,000 because 4000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous Trustee gave $100,000 because 7500 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $100,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Vandy United - Baseball Facility

An Anonymous DonorTrustee Corey Thomas (BE'98) and Dr. LaQuanya Phillips Thomas gave $150,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Underrepresented Engineering Student Program

An Anonymous DonorCynthia Julien Warner, BE'80 gave $150,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Women in Engineering Leadership Program-Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor gave $280,000 because 150 donors gaveJust for Vandy United Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous Trustee gave $625,000 because 625 donors gaveJust for Peabody College
About

About Giving Day

Giving Day is Vanderbilt’s most impactful fundraising tradition. On April 11, 2024, we’re calling on all students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and community members to make a gift of any size.

You decide where your dollars make an impact at VU. Whether your heart is in athletics, research labs, supporting students or investing in a specific school, the choice is yours. Every gift makes an impact on our $3.2 billion Dare to Grow campaign, giving more students access to a world-class education, investing in innovation, and connecting our community.

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Thank you Vanderbilt community

The Commodore community is known for joining forces to make amazing things happen. This Giving Day, people from all over the world and all 50 states have given gifts that will make Vanderbilt even better in every way. We want to say a big thank you for your kindness.

We're especially grateful to the more than 6,000 individuals who pitched in to raise a total of $9.4 million in gifts today and the campaign leaders who set up 47 challenges to inspire additional gifts. You are helping our Dare to Grow initiative, which supports scholarships, discoveries, building a strong community and making everyone feel like they belong at Vanderbilt. 

As the weekend approaches, we encourage you to keep up the spirit of giving. Let's tackle some of the challenges that are still left, share stories about how Vanderbilt has touched our lives and feel proud of all the amazing things we're accomplishing together.

73 days ago by Alyson
6,000 Donor Milestone Met!


YOU Helped Make THIS Happen!

This morning as gifts continue to trickle in, we reached 6,000 donors for Giving Day and unlocked a gift of $100,000 from our generous trustees. 

73 days ago by Alyson
Vanderbilt Giving NIGHT!


Welcome to the Vandy late night challenge closer squad. You can close a challenge with literally $1 and unlock hundreds of thousands of dollars for the causes you believe in. Seriously. Here are some heavy hitters:

  • One Vanderbilt Community Challenge: if 6,000 ‘Dores give, $100,000 will be unlocked! If 7500 people give, another $100,000 will be donated! You could help get VU another $200,000!
  • Peabody College: if 625 people give, $625,000 will be donated by an anonymous trustee. 
  • Program in Climate and Environmental Studies: unlock $100,000 from a generous donor if 50 donors give! 

73 days ago by Alyson
All Athletics Challenges are Unlocked!


Commodore nation, you showed up! Thanks to your generous giving and participation, you helped raise an additional $516,000 to support our student-athletes.

73 days ago by Alyson
VU: you unlocked our second One Vanderbilt Community Challenge level!

Congratulations, 'Dores! You have unlocked another generous $100,000 from a Board of Trust member by hitting 4000 unique donors. Two more opportunities exist to unlock this challenge, at 6000 and 7500 donors. 

73 days ago by Stephanie Burset
Giving Day on Alumni Lawn

The rain didn't drive drive away our students from being a part of Giving Day. Make sure you are following us on socials to see all the Giving Day coverage.

73 days ago by Alyson
Halfway there!


We've officially reached the halfway mark on Giving Day!

Thanks to everyone who has already made a gift!

73 days ago by Alyson
So much fun at Giving Day on Alumni Lawn!


Students, faculty and staff gathered together to celebrate Giving Day! Check out the fun with Double 'Dore, Jess Abbatista.

73 days ago by Alyson
More Challenges Unlocked!

Student Care Assistance Program unlocks $50,000. 

Thank you to the 50 donors who made a gift to Student Care Assistance Program and unlocked a gift of $50,000.

Opportunity Vanderbilt unlocks $25,000.

Way to go to the 75 donors who gave to Opportunity Vanderbilt on Giving Day, unlocking a gift of $25,000 from a generous Trustee.

73 days ago by Alyson
Faculty & Staff Challenge UNLOCKED!!

A huge thank you to more than 500 Vanderbilt University faculty and staff for making gifts to Giving Day. Their participation unlocked $25,000 to Opportunity Vanderbilt!

74 days ago by Alyson
VU: you unlocked our first One Vanderbilt Community Challenge level!

Congratulations to our first 2000 donors on unlocking a generous gift of $100,000 from a Board of Trust member. For every 2000 donors, another $100,000 will be unlocked, up to $400,000. $300,000 to go!

74 days ago by Stephanie Burset
Help us unlock up to $400,000 with the One Vanderbilt Challenge

The Vanderbilt Board of Trust cares deeply about giving back across Vanderbilt and believes that gifts of any size to any area of campus on Giving Day come together to make a big impact for the future of Vanderbilt. That’s why at each donor milestone of 2,000, 4,000, 6,000 and 7,500 donors, a $100,000 gift will be unlocked from four of our Trustees for a total of $400,000.


74 days ago by Stephanie Burset
Today is Giving Day!


At Vanderbilt, Giving Day is a tradition that celebrates each and every member of our community, the lasting ties that unite us and the bold future we share.

Every gift is a testament to our collective commitment, and affirms our shared belief in the power of Vanderbilt to become the great university of the 21st century and to do nothing less than change the world.  

Your gift, whether it’s one dollar or $1 million, drives momentum.

74 days ago by Alyson

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Undergraduate Reunion Year
Reunion YearDonorsRaised ($)
200949$6,918
201933$7,185
196412$4,360
196917$14,775
199953$23,725
201449$5,822
199454$58,712
200481$27,976
198426$19,513
198933$283,790
197940$46,966
197433$7,940
Undergraduate GOLD Alumni
Undergraduate Gold AlumniDonorsRaised ($)
201642$4,256
201449$5,822
202338$1,711
201831$12,808
201933$7,185
202230$15,129
201546$4,897
202025$1,615
201730$1,965
202129$2,471
All UG Class Years
Undergraduate Class YearsDonorsRaised ($)
19530$0
196718$3,600
201366$6,293
198621$19,429
196412$4,360
197522$4,855
200765$18,411
201642$4,256
199953$23,725
197214$8,400
196917$14,775
199656$13,381
197618$706,915
198721$6,905
197324$11,191
198320$1,550,622
200659$20,534
199454$58,712
197127$4,340
198933$283,790
201449$5,822
198532$18,085
201546$4,897
200481$27,976
199750$13,926
19400$0
19460$0
19370$0
19380$0
199854$70,008
198426$19,513
202338$1,711
197844$14,482
200544$11,578
201247$14,200
19390$0
19350$0
19604$11,305
200854$9,521
197022$3,991
19542$525
199535$15,427
200355$165,840
197940$46,966
198213$1,390
19420$0
19585$825
202025$1,615
201161$7,633
200949$6,918
201054$12,983
199025$6,644
199251$14,026
19341$5
200056$25,226
196514$15,798
196832$12,410
201933$7,185
200140$23,794
197433$7,940
19470$0
19591$100
196614$13,420
19552$2,000
202230$15,129
19360$0
197725$120,775
198830$25,520
19520$0
200239$16,748
19440$0
19615$555
198040$25,322
19638$1,180
198122$109,455
19560$0
201730$1,965
19510$0
19430$0
19572$1,055
19501$500
202129$2,471
19410$0
19490$0
19480$0
199135$31,657
19450$0
19626$5,880
199346$20,451
201831$12,808
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Donor Affiliations
Suitcase icon19%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon7%Friends
Gradhat icon2%Student-Athlete
Suitcase icon1%VU Board of Trust
Gradhat icon31%Undergraduate Alumni
Book icon12%Student
Parent icon9%Parent
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Gave $150,000 during a Challenge!
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