Skip to main content

Naming Opportunities

This list of endowed and non-endowed naming opportunities outlines key philanthropic priorities that will have an impact on Vanderbilt’s campus for years to come. For more information, please contact the Office of Stewardship at (615) 343-8677 or stewardship@vanderbilt.edu.

Naming Opportunities for Endowed Institutional Priorities

For Faculty Support

Minimum

Dean's Chair
To recruit or retain a dean with extraordinary leadership
$5,000,000
Distinguished Chair
To recruit or retain a scholar with appointments in two or more schools
$3,000,000
Faculty Chair
To recruit or retain a scholar whose achievements have earned distinction
$2,000,000
Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow*
To recruit or retain an associate professor for a renewable term of years
$1,000,000
Dean’s Faculty Fellow*
To recruit or retain an assistant professor for a renewable term of years
$1,000,000
Directorship*
To support senior leadership positions
$1,000,000 
Residential Colleges Directorship
To support faculty heads of undergraduate living-learning communities 
$1,000,000
Research Fund
To support the work of one or more promising scholars or a specific field of research
$100,000
* Vanderbilt is leading the Faculty Fellowship Challenge through September 30, 2020, where the university will match eligible gifts of $500,000 to create fellowships and directorships that will spark new research discoveries and expand teaching opportunities. Visit vu.edu/faculty-challenge for details.  

For Undergraduate Student Support

Opportunity Vanderbilt Undergraduate Scholarship
To provide need-based support for one or more talented undergraduate students
$100,000
Immersion Award
To provide support for undergraduate research, study abroad experiences and/or student internships
  $100,000
Career Center 
To provide comprehensive career services to students throughout their undergraduate experience
$100,000
Experience Vanderbilt 
To provide support for students as they pursue extracurricular activities
$100,000
Wond'ry 
To augment innovation and entrepreneurship experiences
$100,000

For Graduate Student Support

Graduate/Professional Scholarship
To provide support for one or more promising graduate/professional students
 $100,000
Ph.D. Fellows Program
To support sub-specialty training for individuals who have completed their Ph.D.
$100,000

For Athletics Support

 
Athletics Director 
To recruit or retain a director with extraordinary leadership
$5,000,000
Head Coach — Men’s or Women’s Basketball, Baseball 
To recruit or retain a coach whose achievements have earned distinction
$3,000,000
Head Coach — All other sports 
To recruit or retain a coach whose achievements have earned distinction
$2,000,000
Assistant Coach
To recruit or retain an assistant coach for a renewable term of years
$1,000,000
Athletic Scholarship 
To support a talented student-athlete
$100,000
Excellence Funds 
To provide general support to any specific sports program
$100,000

For Other Opportunities for Support

Special Library Collection
To support purchases in a specific subject area or for the direct purchase of a specific collection
 $100,000
Unrestricted Fund
To provide general support to the university
 $100,000