If you’re a Vanderbilt Graduate Of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.), then you're considered one of our young alumni—a group that numbers more than 15,500 worldwide. Young alumni play an important role in Vanderbilt’s continued growth and success.
In the past fiscal year (ending June 30, 2013) 3,330 young alumni made gifts to Vanderbilt. This year, we hope even more young alumni will join their classmates and give back to Vanderbilt.
No matter the size of your gift, your participation is what matters most. It’s a vote of confidence in Vanderbilt and demonstrates your commitment to its future. It's generosity that goes to work immediately, helping provide deserving students with the same opportunities you had.
Learn more about Ways to Give.
Information for Young Alumni
- Learn more about Young Alumni Trustees (YATs), students who bring the knowledge and viewpoints of young alumni and current students to the Vanderbilt Board of Trust
VUconnect—a Vanderbilt network of alumni, students and friends worldwide
- Want to find out about the next Vanderbilt alumni event in your area? Visit the alumni homepage to learn more or check out the complete chapter list and choose your city.
- Be a part of something new! Join the Oak Leaf Society, Vanderbilt's newest giving society that honors loyal donors.
"After four wonderful years at Vanderbilt, it's important for me to stay connected as a young alumna. Graduation wasn't that long ago, but I support the French department because I want future Vanderbilt students to have the same opportunities and experiences that I did. I may not give much now, but I feel good knowing that every little bit helps."
Jennifer Dunn Stuhr, Class of 2008
"Giving to Vanderbilt isn't a choice. It's something we should all feel compelled to do. Because when we give, we provide the prospect for a better Vanderbilt for future Vanderbilt students."
Ayo Ositelu, Class of 2009