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National Commodore Club sets all-time record for athletics annual giving

The National Commodore Club challenged Commodore fans to support Vanderbilt Athletics during the 2012-13 academic year. Commodore Nation responded and broke an NCC record by giving $3.72 million in unrestricted annual support. This marks a 13 percent jump from the year before, which was the first time donors have made more than $3 million in gifts to the NCC since 1994.

Unrestricted annual gifts to the NCC help fund scholarships for Vanderbilt's 350 student-athletes and provide the resources they need to perform on the most competitive stages.

“The unprecedented success of our student-athletes in the classroom and competition over the past few years is directly related to our growth in support,” said David Williams, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director. “The continued generosity of our donors, our alumni and our friends is an integral part of our winning game plan. On behalf of our student-athletes and coaches, I want to thank our supporters.”

The NCC saw growth in its membership ranks as well, welcoming 1,682 new members in 2012–13, another record high. The NCC now has nearly 6,700 active members from 45 states and five countries.

“In addition to our longtime supporters, I want to extend a special welcome to our new National Commodore Club members,” said Mark Carter, associate director of athletics and executive director of the NCC. “Your financial support helps provide the best for our student-athletes.

“The National Commodore Club truly has a national representation, and we want to spread the message that anyone can play a major role in our success, no matter how far away from campus you live. We want to continue bringing fans on board.”

Support Vanderbilt Athletics. All unrestricted annual gifts to the NCC, no matter the amount, help Vanderbilt continue to offer competitive scholarships, recruit talented student-athletes, and provide them with the education and environment to win.

To join the NCC or renew your membership, please click here or call (615) 322-4114.

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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)