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The Foundation Relations team looks forward to assisting members of the Vanderbilt community and representatives from foundations in the pursuit of meaningful, strategic partnerships. Please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Contact us at

  Name Phone
Vivian Carmichael Vivian Carmichael  Executive Director (615) 875-4915
Adele White Adele White Director (615) 936-1599
Jessica Robinson Jessica Robinson Director (615) 875-9022
Melissa VandeWater Melissa VandeWater Development Coordinator (615) 343-4574
  Kirra Cruise-Streat Administrative Assistant (615) 322-8856


2525 West End Avenue, Suite 450
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 322-8856

Other Vanderbilt Contacts (in alphabetical order)

Name Phone
Barbara Blackford Executive Director, Corporate Relations (615) 936-3824
Clint Brown Office of Sponsored Programs (615) 322-2450
John Childress   Director, Office of Contract & Research Administration (615) 322-3977
Cindy Funk   Director, Career Center (615) 322-3969
Susan Meyn   Director, Research Resources and Planning, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (615) 322-0470
Elizabeth Rapisarda Assistant Provost - Research & Graduate Education, Vice Provost for Research (615) 322-3684
Libby Salberg   Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Grants and Contracts Management (615) 322-7400