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National Commodore Club

Frequently Asked Questions

  • arrow  How do I become a National Commodore Club member?

    To become an NCC member, please contact the NCC office. We are happy to assist you.

    1. CALL: (615) 322-4114
    2. CLICK:
    3. VISIT: 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville, TN 37212
  • arrow  How does my contribution benefit Vanderbilt student-athletes?

    The cost of scholarships for our student-athletes comprises almost one third of the entire athletics budget. Your annual donation to the NCC helps offset this cost as well as other program needs for all sports. Supporting the NCC is the best way to help ALL student-athletes pursue their academic and athletic ambitions.

  • arrow  How long is my National Commodore Club membership?

    Each NCC membership is good for the upcoming academic year. Membership for the 2013–14 academic year must be paid by May 31, 2013, to be eligible for 2013–14 benefits such as football and basketball seating and parking.

  • arrow  Is my contribution tax-deductible?

    Your NCC membership entitles you to member benefits which could include parking passes, postseason ticket opportunities and Commodore Nation magazine. The value of these benefits will reduce the tax credit of your NCC gift, in accordance with federal tax regulations. If you wish to receive full tax credit for your gift, please indicate you want to decline all NCC benefits when you join or renew.

  • arrow What is the deadline for NCC membership?

    To receive benefits, NCC members need to make an unrestricted annual gift to the NCC by May 31.

  • arrow  Do I need to make a donation every year to retain my priority football and/or basketball seats?

    Yes. If you sit in an NCC section for football or men’s basketball, a donation is required each year to retain your priority seats. Please refer to the priority seating charts to locate NCC sections and seats.

  • arrow  When is the best time to make a gift to the NCC?

    A gift to to the NCC may be made at any time during the year. Many NCC members choose to make their gift in December so their contribution can be claimed as a charitable contribution on their tax return. Making a gift in December also allows members to donate to the NCC and pay for their season tickets several months apart—making it more affordable to obtain priority seating and parking.

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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)