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2016-2017 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, 2016, and June 30, 2017. 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 We may feature your response in Vanderbilt communications. We can’t wait to read your story!

  • “It is out of a grateful heart that I give in the hope that others might do the same as a way of paying it forward. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of the Vanderbilt family.”

    –Jeff Williams, EMBA’11

  • “My personality, identity, hopes and dreams all came together at Vanderbilt and have carried me through my life. I am giving back to those programs that helped form me and can hopefully do the same for the next generation of Vanderbilt teachers, caregivers, entrepreneurs and leaders.”

    –George Busse, BA’76

  • “As a recent graduate, I am realizing more and more how much Vanderbilt gave me over the past 4 years. Vanderbilt has made me a better student, friend, leader, daughter, and overall person. I am so incredibly thankful for the many opportunities I had at Vanderbilt. It is for these reasons, that I give back to the university. I hope that my contributions support the impact that Vanderbilt can have on the lives of its students and allow many, many more students to experience the transformative power of a Vanderbilt education.”

    –Ali Von Deylen, BA’16

  • “My success in life is from my undergraduate and graduate education at Vanderbilt. I am very grateful for those 8 years. I want to help those in the future have the same opportunities and education at Vanderbilt that I had.”

    –Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, BS’83, MD’87

  • “My family, along with my daughter Alexa who just graduated, feel very blessed for the phenomenal education and experience that Vanderbilt provided. She has grown immensely as a person and shows great leadership skills while moving to the next chapter in her life.”

    –Gregory Kunowsky, Parent of Vanderbilt alumna