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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.

National Commodore Club members gave an all-time high of $3.72 million in unrestricted gifts last fiscal year. These contributions directly impact the success of our studentathletes. Our path to greatness begins with your investment. Our 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 this 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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  • "Coming from California, Vanderbilt became my new home. With the opportunity to compete at the highest level of academics and basketball, I have learned that I represent something bigger than myself. I will forever be a part of the Vanderbilt family, and I know my family at home will be very proud once I receive my degree.” —Jasmine Lister,
    Women’s Basketball

  • “Vanderbilt gives me choices like no other school. I can earn a prestigious degree, compete in the SEC and play in front of thousands of great fans. I can't imagine being anywhere else.” —Rod Odom,
    Men’s Basketball

  • "The opportunity to be a student-athlete and get an education at Vanderbilt University has developed my mind more than anything else. I've learned that discipline and work ethic, among other things, allow you to break past the barriers that your body and mind have created to become the best you can be athletically and academically. I am blessed to be a Vanderbilt Commodore.” —Tyler Beede,