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Vanderbilt University FY20 Donor Impact Report

Thank you for making a difference when it matters most.

In a year of monumental change for our campus and our world, we are especially grateful for your support of Vanderbilt University. Despite the many challenges we have faced, our caring community of alumni and friends has provided resources to help us advance our mission of education, discovery and leadership.

Your partnership fuels our students and faculty as they learn, lead, innovate and adapt—and as they contribute to their neighborhoods and our world. Thank you for supporting the promise and potential of our university and its people during a time when it matters more than ever. 

View 2019-20 Vanderbilt Donor List

Strength in numbers

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Amount Raised


Total dollars raised
FY 2020



Number of areas supported

Alumni Events


Donors in 2019-20

The power of philanthropy

On Giving Tuesday Now, our community quickly responded to the immediate needs of our students facing hardship and to the call for advancing COVID-19 research. View a message of thanks from recent graduate Sophia Anderson, who benefited directly from the Student Hardship Fund as well as other philanthropic gifts during her time at Vanderbilt.

Scholarship support, as well as gifts in support of the Vanderbilt experience, allowed members of the Class of 2020 to excel on campus and in their communities. We invite you to read more about their accomplishments, which you helped make possible.

Class of 2020

A generous $20 million gift from the William K. Warren Foundation will establish the Warren Center for Neuroscience Discovery, furthering pharmaceutical breakthroughs and treatment for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

Warren Foundation

Voices of thanks

Hannah Nolte

“Thank you for your support of Vanderbilt, the School of Nursing, and my education as a nurse. Because of your support, I can pursue my goals as a clinical nurse practitioner and a nurse scientist. I can genuinely say that your generosity allows me to provide better care to my patients now and conduct higher quality research going forward.”

–Hannah Nolte, BA’15, MSN’17,
Graduate School Class of 2023
School of Nursing Scholarship


Evan Seagul

“I would like to thank you for providing me with the gift of freedom. Because of you, I am able to graduate from Vanderbilt with a Master's degree without having any student loans or having taken up a part-time job, allowing me to focus on my studies and chase my passions moving forward. The financial stability you have provided me for these past few years and the years moving forward is priceless.”

–Evan Segaul
School of Engineering and Graduate School, Class of 2021
Kinder Morgan Excellence in Engineering Scholarship


 Jemima Chingnenka Suwa

“Thank you so much for your financial support! Because of your support, I am better able to  focus on my classes, vocational discernment, and building community.”

–Jemima Chingnenka Suwa
Divinity School, Class of 2021
Eunice Batey Goodall Memorial Scholarship, Susan P. O'Neill Scholarship, Woods-Greer Divinity Scholarship Fund


 Logan Prock

“I feel blessed and personally touched by your financial investment and your faith in me, even though we have never met. My experience at Vanderbilt has given me a home away from home and friendships that will last a lifetime, in addition to the education and resources needed for a fulfilling career. I am grateful beyond words.”

–Logan Prock
College of Arts and Science, Class of 2021
Lacy R. Overby Memorial Scholarship


 Taylor Robinson

“I want to thank you for helping contribute to making my dream a reality. Growing up, no one really believed that I would get to this place but having the financial support makes me that more motivated to continue to pursue my dream.”

–Taylor Robinson
School of Medicine, Class of 2023
Jack Martin Scholarship Fund, Jonathan O. Partain, M.D. and Virginia G. Partain Scholarship