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Frequently Asked Questions

Employee giving FAQ imageWho can contribute?

All Vanderbilt employees are encouraged to make a gift to Vanderbilt.

How do I make a gift?

Gifts can be made online, via mail or over the phone. Visit the "Ways to give" section of this website for more information.

Are contributions tax-deductible?

Yes. Most contributions to Vanderbilt are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contributions with an associated benefit, such as gifts to the National Commodore Club, have a reduced tax-deductible amount. Consult with your accountant or tax adviser to determine the exact tax advantages of your gift.

What is the duration of my payroll deduction, and when does it begin?

The answer to both of those questions is—you decide. Payroll deductions can be set up several different ways. You can specify when you would like your payroll deduction to begin and how long you would like for it to last. If you have questions about starting or renewing a payroll deduction, please contact our Gift and Donor Services team at (615) 322-2979 or toll free 1-800-288-0082.