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College Cabinet 2009-2010

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I am pleased to take this opportunity to thank you—the alumni, parents and friends who support the College of Arts and Science—for helping to start an exceptional Vanderbilt experience for our students.

Follow the links below to view the College Cabinet, which recognizes those donors who contributed $1,000 or more during our last fiscal year, July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

In the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the generosity of College Cabinet members totaled nearly $15 million. Gifts from College Cabinet members make up more than three-fourths of all unrestricted giving to the College of Arts and Science. This year, unrestricted giving to the College of Arts and Science helped:

  • bring U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, then head of the U.S. Central Command, to campus to speak to students. This was in connection with the course, Humanities 161—The War in Iraq, taught by Katherine Carroll, assistant professor of political science, and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law. The course grew out of Carroll’s year in Baghdad as an embedded professor with the U.S. Army.
  • support Vanderbilt University debate team members Cameron Norris and Nick Brown, who won the varsity debate championship at the 2010 American Debate Association’s national tournament.
  • improve and maintain our buildings, including the recently renovated Cohen Memorial Hall. This historic building is now home to the Departments of Classics and History of Art, as well as the Fine Arts Gallery, and features classrooms with state-of-the-art technology.
  • continue our unwavering commitment of providing financial aid to ensure that the best and brightest students have access to a Vanderbilt education regardless of their families’ financial resources; more than 60 percent of Vanderbilt undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.

These are only a few of the opportunities and needs met by the generosity of College Cabinet members this year, and all of us in Arts and Science are most grateful for their support.

If you are not a member of the College Cabinet, I’d like to invite you to consider joining with an annual gift of $1,000. If you are a recent graduate within 10 years of commencement, you can join the College Cabinet with an annual gift of only $500.

The contributions of College Cabinet members are vital to the success and strength of the College of Arts and Science. We are sincerely grateful to you, and all our donors, for your dedication and support.

Carolyn Dever

College Cabinet:

Cornelius Vanderbilt Founder’s Level

Chancellor’s Council Level

Dean’s List

Black and Gold Society



Membership in the College Cabinet is based on gifts received during the fiscal year of July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010. Gifts to the College of Arts and Science through the College Cabinet are counted in the Vanderbilt Fund and included in the Shape the Future campaign.

The College of Arts and Science thanks and recognizes the many supporters who gave generously to the school during the last fiscal year, from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. Please contact Jen Smith at (615) 322-2045 or email jen.l.smith@vanderbilt.edu to learn more about supporting the college, to let us know about any omissions or errors on this donor list, or to request removal of your name from this and all future online donor rolls.

To view the list of all other donors to the College of Arts and Science, please go to the Honor Roll.

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