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A special message from the chancellor

Dear alumni and friends,

Thank you for your philanthropic support of Vanderbilt University. By making a gift, you empower our mission of academic excellence, innovative discovery and service through leadership. You are what makes this university great — you are Vanderbilt.

I invite you to explore this website to learn more about the people like you who make up Vanderbilt’s community of support and how your partnership creates endless possibilities for scholarship, education and innovation.

Your generosity is an affirming vote of confidence, a declaration of pride and an act of kindness. You are making a transformative difference in the lives of Vanderbilt students and faculty and their ability to change our world. We are so grateful for your engagement.



Nicholas S. Zeppos

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in fiscal year 2017

Total Gifts



You are our greatest strength. You are Vanderbilt. From the students, faculty and staff who call Vanderbilt’s campus home to our alumni and friends around the world, we are a community of scholars, innovators, collaborators and philanthropists—all committed to building a better Vanderbilt. Without you, our family of support is incomplete.

Total Donors


Who Are Our Donors?


Alumni Donors (25,061)


Friend Donors (2,270)


Parent/Grandparent Donors (7,029)


Student Donors (1,886)


Faculty/Staff Donors (1,421)


You are at the heart of our progress. You are Vanderbilt. The collective impact of your gifts is tremendous and evident in every area of our campus. This is your university, and you help provide talented students and renowned professors with life-changing experiences.

“I would not have been able to attend [Vanderbilt] without financial help, and I am grateful that someone took the time to invest in me. I look at my donation as an investment in the future of someone else.”

Rachel Meseke, BS’08, Oak Leaf Society Member





First-Time Donors



You are a partner in creating a better tomorrow. You are Vanderbilt. You walk alongside us as we educate the next generation of scholars and leaders, and find solutions to the latest challenges facing our society. Your support of Vanderbilt today is an investment in a brighter future for us all.

“I give because Vanderbilt generously gave so much to me in quality of education, and care and concern for me as an individual. I felt supported in following my career path, and I will be forever grateful!”

Brenda Durham, MDV’12, Oak Leaf Society Member


Oak Leaf Society Members
2+ Consecutive Years Giving