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2018-19 Donors

Vanderbilt University deeply values support from our philanthropic partners. Gifts advance our mission of education, discovery and service. The listings below recognize donors who made gifts between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Select a particular area to view its list of donors. We appreciate your support.

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Tell us why you give to Vanderbilt

Because you play such an important role in shaping the future of Vanderbilt, we would love to hear your story about why you give to Vanderbilt. To tell us why you choose to support Vanderbilt, please click here. You can also email us at whyigive@vanderbilt.edu. We may feature your response in Vanderbilt communications. We can’t wait to read your story!


Janet McCormick

“I give to Vanderbilt because Vandy keeps on giving—starting with generous support for my education and now with an ever-growing amazing network of friends and mentors.”

–Janet McCormick, MBA’88, Oak Leaf Society member

Ashley Oswald

“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the education, experience and growing I received at Vanderbilt. Giving back provides others with the opportunities that I was blessed with.”

–Ashley Oswald, BA’15, Oak Leaf Society member

Carline Jules

“Vanderbilt made it easy for me not to say ‘I can’t afford it, baby.’ I support Vanderbilt because the school gives under-represented minority students the opportunity to get a great education—debt free.”

–Carline Jules, mother of Jaden Jules, Class of 2021

Steven Walder

“I give because the growth and elevation in academics, research and student life doesn’t happen without financial support. Even small contributions add up to big impact.”

–Steven Walder, BA’84, Oak Leaf Society member

Brenna Neal

“I would not have been able to attend without the generosity of others. Vanderbilt changed how I saw myself and how I saw the world, and gave me the tools to make a difference.”

–Brenna Neal, BS’06, Oak Leaf Society member

Zheng Huang

“I attribute my success to my Vanderbilt education. I give back to return the favor.”

–Zheng “Prince” Huang, MBA’17, Oak Leaf Society member