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Vanderbilt University

February 20‒March 17, 2017

3,300 Donors
46% Progress to GoalParticipation
1,519 / 3,300Donors
Days to Go

YOU can help make this year’s G.O.L.D. (graduates of the last decade) Challenge a success! All Vanderbilt undergraduate young alumni are encouraged to make a gift of any size by March 17, 2017. By coming together with other graduates of the last decade, you can have an incredible impact on Vanderbilt’s future and ensure that the university can provide the same opportunities for current and future students that you remember from your time at Vanderbilt—and more.

Giving back to Vanderbilt during the G.O.L.D. Challenge increases your impact through challenge gifts. If we reach our goal of 3,300 total G.O.L.D. donors by March 17, an anonymous donor will make a $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s commitment to replace need-based undergraduate student loans with grants and scholarships. By making a gift to the area of your choice at Vanderbilt, you will also help unlock a challenge gift to your undergraduate school.

If you have already made a gift this year, thank you! Your gift has already been counted toward the goal. We hope you’ll help us spread the word to your friends by serving as a volunteer.

CHALLENGE GIFTS

Help us secure $125,000 for Vanderbilt!

If we reach our goal of 3,300 total G.O.L.D. donors by March 17, an anonymous donor will make a $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s commitment to replace need-based undergraduate student loans with grants and scholarships.

Make a gift by March 17 to increase the impact of your support. Your gift of any size will count toward our $100,000 Opportunity Vanderbilt challenge, and toward our area-specific challenges highlighted below. If you have already made your gift this year, thank you! Your gift has already been counted in support of these challenges.

Opportunity Vanderbilt Challenge

If we reach our goal of 3,300 total G.O.L.D. donors by March 17, an anonymous donor will make a $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s commitment to replace need-based undergraduate student loans with grants and scholarships.

College of Arts and Science Challenge

If 1,950 Arts and Science recent graduates make a gift of any size to any area at Vanderbilt, a fellow Arts and Science young alumnus will make a $5,000 challenge gift to the school. The challenge donor will be revealed when we reach our goal.


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The challenge donor’s name and image will appear when we meet the challenge!

School of Engineering
Challenge

If 650 Engineering recent graduates make a gift of any size to any area at Vanderbilt, a fellow Engineering young alumnus will make a $5,000 challenge gift to the school. The challenge donor will be revealed when we reach our goal.


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The challenge donor’s name and image will appear when we meet the challenge!

Blair School of Music
Challenge

If 65 Blair recent graduates make a gift of any size to any area at Vanderbilt, a fellow Blair young alumnus will make a $5,000 challenge gift to the school. The challenge donor will be revealed when we reach our goal.


The challenge donor’s name and image will appear when we meet the challenge!

Peabody College
Challenge

If 635 Peabody recent graduates make a gift of any size to any area at Vanderbilt, a fellow Peabody young alumnus will make a $5,000 challenge gift to the school. The challenge donor will be revealed when we reach our goal.


The challenge donor’s name and image will appear when we meet the challenge!

National Commodore Club Challenge

If 100 young alumni give to the National Commodore Club (NCC), a fellow young alumnus will make a $5,000 challenge gift to the NCC. By supporting the NCC, you provide resources for Vanderbilt student-athletes to succeed in the classroom and in competition.


The challenge donor’s name and image will appear when we meet the challenge!

WAYS TO GIVE

Mail

Vanderbilt University Gift and Donor Services
PMB 407727
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727

By Phone

1-866-882-3863

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer

If you have already made a gift to Vanderbilt this year, thank you! You can help us make the G.O.L.D. Challenge a success by serving as a volunteer.

Help us reach our 3,300 total donor goal by encouraging your fellow young alumni to make a gift of any size to Vanderbilt by March 17, 2017.
You can also help us spread the word on social media. Change your profile picture to one of the images below, include #vugold in your posts, share challenge details and updates, and post about why you choose to give back to Vanderbilt.

Social Media Profile Pictures

Right-click and save these images, then upload them as your social media profile picture to show your support for #vugold.

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Vanderbilt University social ambassadors play a big role in supporting Vanderbilt. Click here to log on/sign up, and help us spread the word about the G.O.L.D. Challenge.

YOUR IMPACT

Chandler Barnes, engineering, at the Wond'ry for a portrait. Environmental shot for Vanderbilt Magazine, Student profile for Opportunity Vanderbilt.Photo by Joe Howell

You can impact Opportunity Vanderbilt students like Chandler Barnes

Chandler Barnes, class of 2018, always thought attending Vanderbilt was out of reach financially. Because of his Opportunity Vanderbilt scholarship, Chandler is now a junior studying computer engineering. He credits his scholarship for all of the resources available to him. During his time as a Commodore, he has discovered his passion for entrepreneurship, collaborated with engineering classmates and professors, and plans to study abroad in Ireland next semester.

Click here to learn about other Opportunity Vanderbilt students.

Gifts of $100 or less make a big impact

Last year, gifts to Vanderbilt of $100 or less added up to $2.3 million, which is enough to provide four years of tuition to 13 students. Through the G.O.L.D. Challenge, gifts of all sizes will add up to make a big difference on campus.

No. 15 National Universities U.S. News & World Report ranking

Giving to Vanderbilt helps us attract and retain the best students and faculty, ensuring that our university remains a world-class institution. Your gift to Vanderbilt serves as a vote of confidence in your alma mater and the education you received. By giving back, you help us continue to provide exceptional experiences for our students.

For more information about the G.O.L.D. Challenge, your impact or giving to Vanderbilt, contact the Office of Annual Giving at annualgiving@vanderbilt.edu or (866) 882-3863.