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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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