The Sarratt Society at Vanderbilt University
Recognizing those who invest in Vanderbilt through planned giving
Planned Giving Content:
- Planned Giving Home
- Gifts Through Your Estate
- Gifts That Pay You Income
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Lead Trusts
- Charitable Remainder
- Invest in Our Endowment
- Sarratt Society
- Contact Us
- Legacy Newsletter
Office of Planned Giving
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7756
Ph: (615) 343-3113
Toll free: (888) 758-1999
To recognize those who understand the important legacy a planned gift creates, Vanderbilt established the Sarratt Society. The generosity and vision of planned giving donors helps sustain Vanderbilt’s standing as a world-class teaching and research university, creating new opportunities for our faculty and students to serve and advancing excellence across campus.
Planned gifts, such as bequests or those that provide income for life, may benefit particular schools, departments or special purposes such as scholarships or endowed faculty chairs in the medical center or any other area of the university. No minimum gift amount is required for membership. Currently, the Sarratt Society includes more than 1,000 members who support areas across Vanderbilt.
Named for Dean Madison Sarratt, the society reflects his commitment to and enduring support of Vanderbilt. For almost 62 years, Sarratt invested heart, mind and soul in Vanderbilt University and its students. During his later years at Vanderbilt, Sarratt was fond of reminding students and others that the university would outlast them, stressing that “what you do for Vanderbilt will live on and on.”
- A Vanderbilt Sarratt Society lapel pin
- A Sarratt Society-exclusive calendar, mailed every year
- Our new quarterly e-newsletter, Sarratt Today
- Mailed issues of our planned giving newsletter, Legacy
- Invitations to special events on the Vanderbilt campus
Our Sarratt Society members regularly communicate with Associate Director of Planned Giving Stewardship Mary Beth Ballard at (615) 875-3725 with any questions about planned giving or Vanderbilt University.
Please contact our office with any questions. We would be delighted to talk with you about how you can join the Sarratt Society today!