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Owen Graduate School of Management Annual Fund

Owen Graduate School of Management

You are an integral member of the Owen community. With an annual gift to Owen, you help provide exceptional opportunities for our current and future students.

Together with our outstanding students, faculty and staff, you are Owen.

When you invest in Owen, you provide:

  • Programs featuring current entrepreneurial best practices, such as on-campus lectures by business executives and government officials, and student visits to leading firms 
  • A new corporate partnership program that broadens and deepens ties with MBA employers 
  • Learning environment enhancements, such as the library renovation, that provide Owen students with better spaces to collaborate and innovate



In entrepreneurship classes, James Murray, MBA’17, created NewsCart, a platform that allows users to quickly find and share relevant content from company newsletters.

James arrived at Owen believing that his journey was a special opportunity to continue the legacy of his deceased father, Walter, BA’70, MM’74, who was the first African American to serve on Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust. “I refined myself in ways that I never deemed imaginable,” he said. “I owe it all to the core belief of engaging in the Owen experience, not as a luxury, but as a gift. I can say with full confidence that it changed my life.”

Zach is Vanderbilt, and so are you.