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National Commodore Club

Message from our Athletic Director

Dear Commodore fan,

David WilliamsVanderbilt University is committed to preparing our 350 student-athletes to become leaders and champions. Thanks in large part to friends like you, we are able to provide a stimulating academic experience to prepare them to be leaders in the classroom and in the community, and we offer an engaging athletic experience to prepare them to compete for conference and national championships. In all areas, we want these young men and women to succeed and to value integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory.

You are key to helping us achieve this mission. Whether you are a longtime National Commodore Club member or you are considering becoming a new member, your support is important, and I thank you. National Commodore Club members play a vital role in our winning game plan. Now is the time to join or renew your membership.

The contributions from National Commodore Club members directly impact the success of our student-athletes. Our game plan starts with you. Our 350 student-athletes invest time and energy daily to be the best, and we need all donors, alumni and friends to invest in them annually.

I encourage you to learn more about how you can support our future leaders and champions by reading the 2015–16 membership guide, contacting the National Commodore Club office or dropping by the McGugin Center. Please consider being a part of the National Commodore Club. It is one of the most rewarding investments you can make.

Thank you again for your support. Anchor Down!

Sincerely yours,
David Williams
Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director

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  • "I chose Vanderbilt because it represents the best of both worlds with educational opportunities and a chance to compete against the top athletes in the nation. Those who support the National Commodore Club do more than just help us athletically—they allow us to develop as people and achieve our aspirations and future goals. Thanks for all you do!”
    —Simone Charley,
    Soccer and Track
    Hoover, AL
    All-American First Team
    (Indoor Track & Field, 2015)
    All-SEC First Team
    (Soccer, 2014)
    SEC First-Year Academic
    Honor Roll (2014)

  • “I'm thankful for the opportunity to attend an amazing school and stay so close to home. Vanderbilt has become a second home. I truly love and care about this place, and the support from National Commodore Club members helps to make it great. From the classroom to the field in Omaha, their support is essential to our success. It allows us to be champions!” —Bryan Reynolds,
    Brentwood, TN
    All-American Freshman
    First Team (2014)
    All-SEC Freshman Team (2014)

  • "Vanderbilt has been a truly special place for me. I am grateful to be a Commodore and wear black and gold on game days. My experiences at Vanderbilt are made possible through the generosity of others. I want to thank you for being a part of our game plan for success. Your support gives me and my teammates the opportunity to develop into the total Vanderbilt Man, and those lessons will last a lifetime." —Ralph Webb,
    Gainesville, FL

  • "I am so thrilled I chose the come to Vanderbilt because I have grown as a person, student and player—and I have learned so much about myself during the past two years. The support of National Commodore Club members provides me the opportunity to recieve the education of a lifetime and compete in the sport that I have always loved. Thanks for all you do. Your impact is more than you know!" —Rebekah Dahlman,
    Women's basketball
    Braham, MN

  • "I'm proud to be a part of Commodore Nation. We all come from different places and backgrounds to be a part of a top-notch environment for academics and athletics. It's an honor to know we are supported by National Commodore Club members across the country. It all starts with them. They help make this experience great. They are part of our successes. Thank you!”—Luke Kornet,
    Men's Basketball
    Lantana, TX
    SEC First-Year Academic
    Honor Roll (2014)