Impact Stories

Vanderbilt dares to grow. And you—our talented and courageous community of alumni, students, families, faculty, staff and friends –are part of this ambitious journey.

Stories of impact demonstrate how your contributions can drive bold new levels of growth that will shape our next 150 years.

Enhanced Experiences

Levy gift supports undergraduate internships

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From Concept to Reality

Sullivan family endows Ideator program at the Wond’ry

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Major Milestone

Start of Vandy United construction marks new phase in $300 million campaign

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Skyscrapers for the Homeless

Alumna Ariana Fowler credits Opportunity Vanderbilt for life-changing college experience

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Passionate Curiosity

Alumna Brianne Gross is an unlikely lacrosse star and a born engineer

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All Stories

Vandy United Ushers in New Era at Hawkins Field

Major Enhancements to Iconic Home of the Two-Time National Champion VandyBoys Will Create Unique Game Day Experience

Out Of This World

Gift Extends Support For Vanderbilt’s Award-Winning Rocket Team

Global Impact

WATCH: Class of 2023 Students Make An Impact Around the Globe

The Future of Free Speech

Global Think Tank Justitia Opens First U.S. Office at Vanderbilt, Expands the Future of Free Speech Project

Innovative Programming

Vanderbilt Hosts Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats

Interdisciplinary Exploration

Weaver Family Program in Law, Brain Sciences, and Behavior Established at VLS with $3.85 Million Endowment From Weaver Foundation

Vandy United Progress

Initial Goal Reached, Vandy United Begins Next Chapter

Pulitzer Prize Winning Faculty

Vanderbilt Social, Political Historian Jefferson Cowie Wins Pulitzer for ‘Freedom’s Dominion: a Saga of White Resistance To Federal Power’

Collaborative Community

WATCH: Class of 2023 Students Collaborate, Form Connections

Unprecedented Impact

Jennifer and Billy Frist’s Historic Gift to Be Commemorated with Frist Athletics Village

Unique Collaboration

Vanderbilt DSI and Women’s Basketball Team Collaborate Using Data Science to Improve Performance While Reducing Risk of Injury

Immersion Vanderbilt Student Spotlight

Vanderbilt student Shahar Harman discusses his international project with Immersion Vanderbilt and how the work shaped his experiences during college.

Class of 2023 Profiles

WATCH: Class of 2023 students build belonging, enrich Vanderbilt community

J. Michael Campbell Scholarship

New VLS Scholarship Endowed in Honor of J. Michael Campbell ’68 (BE’65)

Going Global

Three Vanderbilt Graduates Awarded Keegan Travelling Fellowships

Opening Doors to All

Alumna Joyce Searcy aims to make Nashville’s libraries more accessible

Key Resource

McGee family gift establishes new center to study media narratives

Music as a Pathway

Blair Community Scholars Program to provide greater access to music education

High-Impact Scholarship

Hubbard family gift elevates Vanderbilt’s economic policy research

Simple Act of Listening

Endowed chair holder Major Jackson named host of celebrated poetry podcast

Citizen Science

Vanderbilt helps rural Tennessee county solve cancer outbreak mystery

Comprehensive Perspective

Innovative climate studies major launched

Perfect Fit

Law student Kristen Smith finds community, opportunities thanks to scholarship

Closer to Cures

Ancora Innovation collaboration accelerates drug discovery

Collaborative Innovation

Vanderbilt assumes leadership of NSF Mid-South Innovation Corps Hub

Be a Part of Our Impact

Your contributions to these campaign pathways can drive bold new levels of growth that will shape our next 150 years.

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