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G.O.L.D. Graduates of the Last Decade

Vanderbilt’s Office of Annual Giving utilizes a network of G.O.L.D. class agents to promote fundraising initiatives and engagement opportunities among the ten G.O.L.D. alumni classes. 

All volunteers, regardless of role, are expected to make an annual gift to Vanderbilt before the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2020.

G.O.L.D. Class Agents

G.O.L.D. class agents serve a term beginning on the date of recruitment and ending on June 30, 2020. Volunteers can anticipate a time commitment of 1-3 hours per campaign. 

Core volunteer responsibilities include:

  1. Make an annual gift to Vanderbilt.
  2. Conduct personalized, peer-to-peer outreach via email, phone, or social media to a self-selected contact list of 25 people during major fundraising campaigns:
    1. New Alumni Welcome Campaign – August 2019
    2. Socks Incentive Campaign – November 2019
    3. Giving Day – March-April 2020
    4. Travel Incentive – June 2020
  3. Utilize social media when possible to promote Vanderbilt fundraising campaigns by sharing, commenting, and liking Vanderbilt Alumni content as well as posting personal content.
  4. Send thank you messages to donors on contact list.

G.O.L.D. Council

The Council serves as the leadership body for the G.O.L.D. class agent program and consists of a president, vice president, and one representative for each of the 10 young alumni classes (2010 – 2019). 

Core responsibilities include:

  1. Make an annual gift to Vanderbilt.
  2. Assist in recruiting G.O.L.D. philanthropy volunteers.
  3. Assist in planning/execution of fundraising and stewardship campaigns, and provide feedback and ideas to improve outreach and fundraising efforts.
  4. Coordinate with G.O.L.D. class agents throughout the year, communicating about class goals and completing tasks.
  5. Conduct personalized, peer-to-peer outreach via email, phone, or social media to a self-selected contact list of 25 people during major fundraising campaigns.

For questions, contact your volunteer coordinators, Will Perry or Veronica Ford, or call the G.O.L.D. Philanthropy Office at (615) 343-2966.

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