2024 Giving Day

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An Anonymous DonorJust for Professional/Graduate Alumnus (1994) who give to Owen Graduate School of ManagementCara Heilmann will match $100 per donor up to $1,000Only for the next 4 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Undergraduate Scholarship Fund for Arts and ScienceA generous donor will match $1 per $1 donated up to $25,000Only for the next $3,630

An Anonymous DonorJust for Michael B. Keegan Traveling FellowshipA generous donor will match $2 per $1 donated up to $100,000Only for the next $37,129

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 Alumnus (1994)
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An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous Trustee will give $100,000 if 7,500 donors give in the next 23 hoursOnly for the next 1264 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Undergraduate Alumnus (2019)A generous donor will give $1,000 if 50 donors give in the next 23 hoursOnly for the next 18 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for School of NursingA group of faculty, former faculty, staff and alumni will give $10,000 if 275 donors give in the next 23 hoursOnly for the next 33 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural CenterBCC Donor Match Team will give $40,000 if $40,000 is donated in the next 23 hoursOnly for the next $6,400

An Anonymous DonorJust for School of EngineeringJohn and Shannon Addison will give $50,000 if 750 donors give in the next 23 hoursOnly for the next 209 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Program in Climate and Environmental StudiesA generous donor will give $100,000 if 50 donors give in the next 23 hoursOnly for the next 15 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Peabody CollegeAn anonymous Trustee will give $625,000 if 625 donors give in the next 23 hoursOnly for the next 145 donors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 100 donors gaveJust for Vandy United - Baseball Facility

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

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

1 day 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. 

1 day 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! 

2 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.

2 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. 

2 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.

2 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!

2 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.

2 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.

2 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!

2 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!

2 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.


2 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.

3 days ago by Alyson

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Undergraduate Reunion Year
Reunion YearDonorsRaised ($)
200481$27,976
198425$19,363
198933$283,790
197433$7,940
201932$6,185
201449$5,822
197940$46,966
199453$33,712
196412$4,360
196917$14,775
200949$6,918
199953$23,725
Undergraduate GOLD Alumni
Undergraduate Gold AlumniDonorsRaised ($)
201932$6,185
201730$1,965
202024$1,595
201449$5,822
201642$4,256
201546$4,897
202338$1,711
202129$2,471
201831$12,808
202230$15,129
All UG Class Years
Undergraduate Class YearsDonorsRaised ($)
202024$1,595
19501$500
19530$0
19360$0
202338$1,711
197022$3,991
200481$27,976
19400$0
19510$0
19440$0
19370$0
19552$2,000
19410$0
19560$0
19572$1,055
19615$555
198122$109,455
19542$525
19350$0
19460$0
19390$0
196831$12,260
19341$5
19591$100
19490$0
19420$0
201932$6,185
199535$15,427
19626$5,880
201831$12,808
198425$19,363
197940$46,966
201730$1,965
19638$1,180
202129$2,471
19430$0
19520$0
198933$283,790
19585$825
196718$3,600
199953$23,725
200140$23,794
201247$14,200
198213$1,390
197433$7,940
197618$706,915
201054$12,983
202230$15,129
200544$11,578
196514$15,798
200659$20,534
196614$13,420
200354$165,340
199453$33,712
198721$6,905
197844$14,482
199655$13,176
197324$11,191
200949$6,918
201366$6,293
199346$20,451
200056$25,226
201546$4,897
199250$13,276
200239$16,748
196917$14,775
198829$20,520
199854$70,008
201642$4,256
197127$4,340
199134$30,907
198040$25,322
201160$7,613
197214$8,400
201449$5,822
197522$4,855
200853$9,421
196412$4,360
198532$18,085
199749$13,776
200765$18,411
198621$19,429
198319$1,550,567
19380$0
19470$0
19480$0
19604$11,305
197724$120,774
199025$6,644
19450$0
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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 Alumnus
Book icon12%Student
Parent icon9%Parent
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