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Planned Giving at Vanderbilt University

“What you do for Vanderbilt will live on and on.”   –Dean Madison Sarratt

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Vanderbilt University
Office of Planned Giving
PMB 407756
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7756
Ph: (615) 343-3113
Toll free: (888) 758-1999

Establish a Lasting Legacy at Vanderbilt

Plan for your future while helping plan for Vanderbilt’s future. The generosity of planned giving donors strengthens opportunities for Vanderbilt’s students, faculty and programs each and every day. The planned giving office is here to help you determine the best vehicles to meet your financial needs and make a lasting impact at Vanderbilt.

IRA Charitable Rollover 2014 Update

Many people are asking about the status of the IRA Charitable Rollover for 2014, and here's the latest update:

In April 2014, the Senate Finance Committee approved S. 2260, the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, legislation which would retroactively extend the approximately $85 billion worth of tax provisions that lapsed at the end of 2013. The extension would be for a two-year period (January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015) and includes the IRA Charitable Rollover provision.

In July, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 4719, the America Gives More Act, a package of five tax provisions (three tax extenders and two new provisions) aimed at increasing charitable giving. H.R. 4719 includes a retroactive and permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover.

After the upcoming November elections, when Congress resumes, lawmakers will have to confront a number of major pieces of legislation that they have been unable to tackle thus far this year. Their agenda will include tax extenders, one of which is the IRA Charitable Rollover.

Congress watchers believe a shorter-term extension similar to what is pending in the Senate will prevail in the end. Until Congress acts and makes a decision, however, the IRA Charitable Rollover is not in effect in 2014.

If you have any questions about this situation or other planned giving needs, please contact our office at or (888) 758-1999. We look forward to hearing from you!

Join the Sarratt Society

Sarratt Society

To recognize those who have invested in Vanderbilt and have realized the important legacy a planned gift creates, the university established the Sarratt Society. Gifts may benefit particular schools or special purposes such as scholarships or chairs. From time to time, Vanderbilt plans special activities for members in appreciation of their generous support. Read more

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Ways to Give

Every Gift Makes a Vital Difference.

  • arrow Online

    To make your gift online, use our secure online gift form.

    Vanderbilt accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards.

  • arrow Telephone

    To make a gift by telephone,
    call 1-866-882-FUND (3863).

  • arrow Mail

    To mail your gift, print our giving form to include with your check, credit card payment or money order.

    Mail your gift to:
    Office of Annual Giving
    PMB 407727
    2301 Vanderbilt Place
    Nashville, TN 37240-7727

  • arrow Electronic Bank Draft

    To set up an electronic bank draft,
    call 1-866-882-FUND (3863) or use our printable electronic bank draft form.

  • arrow Stocks and Securities

    To request information on transferring gifts of stocks and securities click here.

    Please email or call (615) 875-1155
    with any questions.

  • arrow Planned Gifts

    Learn more about planned giving opportunities here.

  • arrow Matching Gifts

    Many employers have matching gift programs that could double or even triple your gift.

    Learn more about matching gifts here
    or call 1-866-882-FUND (3863).

  • arrow Donor Advised Fund

    If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Vanderbilt University, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF's sponsoring organization is participating). Learn more here.

Why I Give

Tell why you give to Vanderbilt.

  • “We give to Vanderbilt because of the extraordinary experience it is giving our son. A phenomenal education, outstanding professors, lifelong friendships and a desire to give back to his community. We couldn't ask for more. We look forward to our son being able to give back to Vanderbilt...forever.”

    –Immy Mullin, Current Vanderbilt parent

  • “Vanderbilt gave me so much—an education, friends, work experience, mentors and lifelong memories. Attending Vanderbilt may not have been a reality for me and many of my peers without the generosity of alumni who gave back. I give so others can experience an amazing university that's there to support student development with every resource possible. I give so that Vanderbilt can continue to provide quality education to diverse populations with unique and meaningful perspectives. I give so that Vanderbilt continues to train and develop leaders who will positively impact and shape our world. Vanderbilt gave me so much, now it's my turn.”

    –Nick Hall, BS’13

  • “I’m blessed to have a healthy daughter and healthy granddaughter. I can’t image the struggles families go through with sick children. Nashville is so fortunate to have a hospital like Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and it’s my pleasure to give whenever I can afford to do so. No matter how small my donation is, I feel certain Vanderbilt is putting the money to good use.”

    –Karen Hickox, Supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

  • “As the parent of a student who was blessed to attend Vanderbilt, I feel that it is my family's responsibility to give back. I give back for several reasons. First, while attending Vanderbilt, my daughter received a quality education, both in and out of the classroom. Next, it is my hope that by putting something back, someone else will be able to receive the same quality education. Finally, it is my way of saying, ‘thanks’.”

    -Leadrester Granger, Parent of Vanderbilt alumna

  • “I value the education I received at Vanderbilt as both an undergraduate and graduate student. I have always loved my university and have supported it as I could throughout the years. The friendships, the fun at sports events, the sorority activities, and alumni events are a cherished part of my life. Thanks so much!”

    -Bonnie Seay, BA’66, MA’80