Levy Gift Supports Undergraduate Internships
A $5 million gift from Robert M. Levy, BA’72, and his wife, Diane vS. Levy, to Vanderbilt in 2022 is providing internship stipends for deserving undergraduate students and seeking additional giving through a challenge match.
“We are grateful for this most recent gift of Bob and Diane Levy to extend their long-standing support for Opportunity Vanderbilt to the vital need of funding undergraduate internships,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “The Levys’ longtime engagement in Vanderbilt’s transformative financial aid program has expanded many students’ access to a world-class education, and their gift will significantly enhance the experiential and research elements of an undergraduate education.”
In 1997, the Levys established a scholarship that helped lay the foundation for Opportunity Vanderbilt, which provides financial aid awards, without loans, to all admitted students with demonstrated need. The Levys expanded their scholarship with a $10 million gift in 2017.
“Internships play a vital role in positioning our students for the most attractive post-graduation opportunities they wish to pursue,” said Alex Sevilla, vice provost for career advancement and engagement and the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center. “The Levys’ support will enable Vanderbilt students from challenging financial circumstances to acquire and accept their preferred internships and therefore empower their unique career and life aspirations.”
Bob Levy, a Vanderbilt University trustee, is retired chairman of Harris Associates LP, a Chicago-based investment firm. He graduated from the College of Arts and Science in 1972 and previously served on the college’s Board of Visitors among other volunteer roles for the university.