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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
Jessica Robinson Jessica Robinson Director (615) 875-9022
Melissa VandeWater Melissa VandeWater Development Coordinator (615) 343-4574
Kirra Cruise-Streat Kirra Cruise-Streat Administrative Assistant (615) 322-8856


Loews Vanderbilt Plaza
2100 West End Avenue, Suite 1200
Nashville, TN  37203
Phone: (615) 322-8856
Fax: (615) 322-0073

Other Vanderbilt Contacts (in alphabetical order)

Name Phone
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
Elizabeth Rapisarda Assistant Provost - Research & Graduate Education, Vice Provost for Research (615) 322-3684