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Corporations 101

The Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations provides direction and coordination to institution-level corporate relationships. We work to build corporate partnerships that align business initiatives with the complex work that takes place at Vanderbilt.

Partnering with Companies

Corporate partnerships build upon complementary strengths and needs in recruitment/hiring, faculty research collaborations, and technology transfer.

Company involvement at Vanderbilt can begin within several campus entities for a number of purposes, including:

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of interest occurs when the interests of a Vanderbilt faculty or staff member are at odds with Vanderbilt’s mission, goals, and values. The Corporate and Foundation Relations office can work with you to ensure charitable gifts are in keeping with Vanderbilt's Conflict of Interest policy.

Sponsoring Events

The Corporate and Foundation Relations team is the main point of contact for any solicitation requests. We ask that you check with us at before approaching any companies for donation.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match their employees' gifts to Vanderbilt. Please check the Matching Gifts website to see if your employer is eligible.

For inquiries related to matching gifts, please contact or call (866) 882-3863.