Giving to Vanderbilt

As parents of current students, you can see first-hand the extraordinary opportunities that Vanderbilt provides to your student's academic and broader student life. With your partnership, Vanderbilt continues to build and grow these successes.  Parent participation is a key element in this momentum.

Every gift-no matter the size-helps support the dynamic Vanderbilt community to which we all belong.  You can give to your child's school or to a specific university area that is meaningful to you and your family.  Here are a few examples:

  • An unrestricted gift of any size to your child's undergraduate school plays a significant role in ensuring school deans have the flexibility and resources available to provide the best education for your Vanderbilt student.
  • Experience Vanderbilt provides undergraduate students, qualifying for need-based financial aid, with added resources to engage in extracurricular programs. The program's goal is to break down monetary barriers so that all students can enjoy the opportunities to live/learn/play/thrive together at Vanderbilt.  These programs include participation in student organizations, club sports, art and cultural experiences, service trips and many other initiatives.
  • The Student Critical Support Fund helps give our students peace of mind in a time of uncertainty and demonstrates the true power and values of the Vanderbilt community. The Student Critical Support Fund supports unexpected expenses that have a direct impact on the student's academic success. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with demonstrated financial need are eligible for these funds. These expenses include medical and/or mental health expenses and other expenses for unexpected events that create a financial hardship (e.g., urgent airline tickets for a funeral, housing and meal costs due to a natural disaster, etc.)

Thank you for your consideration. For your convenience, Vanderbilt provides several ways for parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends to make gifts. If you would like to make your gift online, please visit here.

If you have questions, please contact Amy Jarvis, executive director of Parents and Family Programs, at 615-343-3121 or  We wish you and your family all the best this Vanderbilt year.  Anchor Down!

Vanderbilt Parents Campaign

Amy Jarvis, Executive Director