Senior Class Fund
Congratulations, Class of 2016—we reached our participation goal! Thank you to each senior who made a gift.
By reaching our goal of 75 percent class participation, we secured a challenge gift of $25,000 from Vanderbilt Board of Trust member Alex Taylor, BS’97. Taylor gave an additional $25,000 to further encourage senior giving. These challenge gifts will support Experience Vanderbilt—a new program that provides need-based grants to students so they can participate in organizations or co-curricular experiences they may not otherwise be able to afford.
It’s not too late to be a part of this historic year.
Give online now to increase the impact our class will have on Vanderbilt and students who will follow in our footsteps.
Thank you for giving back,
Your Senior Class Fund officers:
What is the Senior Class Fund?
The Senior Class Fund promotes the opportunity to leave your mark on Vanderbilt by making a gift to the university. This tradition brings us together as a class, allowing us to give back through fundraising and class-focused events to a place that has given us so much over the last four years.
During our time at Vanderbilt, each of us has become involved with something special. Pay it forward by giving to that area of campus that’s been most meaningful to you. Whether it’s your favorite student organization, department or Greek organization—you decide where to leave your mark.
Why I Give
“I gave my gift to the College of Arts and Science. Though involved in many extracurriculars during my time at Vanderbilt, the courses that I have taken here have been top-notch and challenging. With numerous opportunities to become engaged in material beyond the classroom, the College or Arts and Science has fostered my growth as a student.”
–Shawn Albert, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave my gift to the National Black Student Law Association (NBLSA). I gave because throughout my collegiate career, the organization has exposed me to amazing resources and tools to pursue a legal degree. It's also allowed me to gain some incredible mentors over the years and some great friends.”
–Jasmine Lawrence, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I decided to give to Kappa Delta because being apart of Greek life at Vanderbilt has been such a positive experience for me. If it wasn't for KD, I wouldn't have met my best friends or made the memories I have. KD has made an amazing impression on me so I decided to leave my mark by giving back to the organization that has meant so much. ”
–Gabrielle Alaina Feldman, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I want to have my gift designated to ASB because of everything I have been involved in at Vanderbilt, ASB has been the most rewarding. It has given me the opportunity to make sincere friendships with people I would have never known, as well as participate in impactful service. I hope my gift to ASB will be used for a scholarship to give someone else an ASB experience as great as mine have been.”
–Emitom Alexandra Hillsman, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave to Alpha Chi Omega because my sisters have been my support system throughout my time at Vanderbilt, and I am grateful for everything this sisterhood has given me.”
–Arianna Yarritu, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave my gift to the Undergraduate Experience because every single day here has been a new experience and a new lesson that I’ll always be grateful for. ”
–Margaret Lindsay Edwards, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“My senior class fund gift was split evenly between Music Group and Dance Marathon, the two organizations that have had the largest impact on my Vanderbilt experience. ”
–Kern Vohra, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave to Peabody because it's my school!”
–Alston Armstrong, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave my gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt because without that program, I would not be at Vanderbilt today. ”
–Jacob Graham, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave on behalf of my sorority because my house has done so many great things for me, and I wanted a chance to be able to give back.”
–Kara Siegel, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave my Senior Class Fund gift to Alpha Delta Pi because the organization has given me confidence in myself and in my ability to lead and support others. I wanted to give back to this organization so that it can continue to provide an amazing experience for women on this campus.”
–Sloane Stuart, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“Vanderbilt has given me not only an education but experiences, relationships and community. I wanted to give to the SCF so that future students can receive as much as I have during my time at Vanderbilt.”
–Rebecca Chong, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave my gift to Vanderbilt in general because I am so grateful for everything I've gotten out of my Vanderbilt experience.”
–Sarah Jurgensmeyer, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave my SCF gift to Alternative Spring Break. ASB has been one of my most life-changing experiences at Vanderbilt, and I want to give back to an organization that has given so much to me!”
–Haley Hyde, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave to the general fund because I think Vanderbilt has so much to offer its students and I wanted to support every aspect of that. Vanderbilt has given me so much, from experiences to relationships and everything in between, and I hope my gift will allow other students to enjoy all the university has to offer.”
–Ali Von Deylen, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave my SCF gift to the Undergraduate Experience because my time at Vanderbilt has truly been life-changing and I want to ensure students continue to experience Vanderbilt for years to come!”
–Katie Ferraro, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I will be giving my gift to Experience Vanderbilt because my extracurricular activities have been an integral - and my favorite - part of my Vanderbilt experience. They have enabled me to grow tremendously as a leader, and I want future students to be able to have the same experience, regardless of their ability to pay.”
–Casey Musicant, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“My gift is to the general SCF pool. Plans are currently in place to shift the general pool of SCF gifts into the source of funding for the "Experience Vanderbilt" program. Experience Vanderbilt is a student-driven initiative with the goal of providing students with the ability to obtain scholarships for everything from Alternative Spring Break fees to activities with WillSkills and everything in between. I hope that with this gift, Senior Class Fund can be an integral player in ensuring that all Vanderbilt student not only survive, but thrive during their time here.”
–Jackson Vaught, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I gave my SCF gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt because I believe every student capable of thriving at Vanderbilt should not be limited by financial means. I want to make the future generation of Vanderbilt as bright for everyone else as it was for me. These students will change the world.”
–Allanah Jackson, Vanderbilt Class of 2016
“I tried and failed to give my SCF gift to VSVS because it is the only organization that I have been involved in for the past four years. This organization also inspired me to spread my love of science to middle school students for life by teaching seventh grade science next year!”
–Sammie Scott, Vanderbilt Class of 2016