Last year, more than 3,000 Graduates Of the Last Decade participated in the first-ever GOLD Challenge by giving back to areas across Vanderbilt and successfully securing a $100,000 challenge gift from an anonymous supporter to Opportunity Vanderbilt.
The donor was so impressed with the young alumni community that he’s issued a new challenge! If 3,300 graduates of the last decade make a gift of any amount, to any area of the university by May 31, the donor will contribute another $100,000 to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s commitment to replace need-based undergraduate student loans with grants and scholarships.
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Are you up for the GOLD Challenge? Make a gift today.
Participating in the GOLD Challenge 2.0 is easy! Simply make a gift of any size, to any area of Vanderbilt, today. Your participation in annual giving each year is more important than the size of your gift. Here are three simple ways to make your gift.
Vanderbilt's online giving site is a safe, secure and convenient way to make a gift via debit or credit card any time—even right now. Give online
Call our Gift Processing Office at (615) 322-2979
or 1 (800) 288-0082 (toll-free).
To make a gift by mail, complete and return this gift form with your check.
Already made your GOLD Challenge 2.0 gift? Thank you! You can stay involved with the challenge in the following ways.
Be a social media ambassador for the GOLD Challenge 2.0 by downloading and posting one or more of our custom social media images to the right and below. Spread the word to your friends on social media using the #GOLDchallenge hashtag, and be sure to like and share posts from Vanderbilt Alumni’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.
The GOLD class agent program is a group of enthusiastic volunteers with a genuine interest in the vitality of Vanderbilt's mission. Class agents are leaders encouraging alumni participation and philanthropic support among graduates of the last decade. If you'd like to help encourage your former classmates to participate in initiatives like the GOLD Challenge 2.0, sign up to be a GOLD class agent today.
Already made your gift this fiscal year? Thank you! Let us know what motivates you to give back to Vanderbilt by visiting Why I Give or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may feature your response on this website or in other Vanderbilt communication efforts. We can't wait to read your story!
No matter where you make your gift, it makes a difference by sustaining the Vanderbilt we love and are so proud of. Your annual gift—joined with the power of thousands of others—allows the university to continually improve the undergraduate experience by funding things such as:
The $100,000 challenge gift will support Opportunity Vanderbilt, one of the university’s highest philanthropic priorities. Through this initiative, Vanderbilt is one of only a handful of universities across the nation that has boldly replaced all need-based undergraduate student loans with scholarship and grant assistance.
The $100,000 gift will help create scholarships for current and future Vanderbilt students. Learn more about how Opportunity Vanderbilt works by watching the video below.