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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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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.

“Vanderbilt was a place of tremendous growth for me. The people I met at Vanderbilt, from peers to professors, pushed me to discover and experience things I had not thought to do or even knew existed. I give because Vanderbilt gave so much to me, and I want to do my part to help anyone who goes to Vanderbilt grow in all their endeavors.”

––Cesar Vargas, BA’16

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.

“Going to Vanderbilt changed my life. It opened my eyes to possibilities that I had never considered coming from the environment in which I grew up. My success in undergraduate school led me to medical school, and to an incredibly fulfilling career.”

–Dr. Cathy McAlpine, BA’78, MD’82, parent of current Vanderbilt student





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.

“Vanderbilt nurtured me academically and personally—it gave me an incredibly diverse set of experiences and lifelong friends. I give back so that others can benefit from the first-rate professors, the amazing living learning communities, and the bonds forged amongst friends.”

–Ryan McKenney, BA’15, Vanderbilt Law School Class of 2019


Oak Leaf Society Members
2+ Consecutive Years Giving