Support Vanderbilt student-athletes today
By joining the National Commodore Club (NCC), you have a positive and immediate impact on our athletic programs and our talented student-athletes. Make a gift to the NCC today to help provide scholarship funds for our 350 Commodores!
Your generosity and passion for Vanderbilt Athletics is crucial to our continued success.
Why I Give
“I believe that participation in sports is an excellent way for young men and women to stay healthy and learn a strong sense of work ethic. It gives them guidance and the knowledge of working with others. Hoping one day my sons will have the opportunity to play sports at Vanderbilt University.”
– Norman Bess, Vanderbilt supporter
“My greatest college memories and lessons learned came from being a member of the football team. Couple that with the great classroom experience—and teachers I had both on and off the field—and that sums up why I love Vanderbilt and the football program. You have a top-flight academic school in the best sports conference in the nation. What a great opportunity for any student-athlete.”
– Chas Bolton, BS’91
“I was only able to attend Vanderbilt because of the generosity of others. I had partial aid from the university and partial aid through the swimming team. I hope to help others realize their dream of attending Vanderbilt.”
– Mary Lou Myers, BE’85
“Giving back to Vanderbilt provides an opportunity for another student to experience the same amazing gifts that this university gave me. I was blessed to spend four incredible years at this prestigious college through the generous grant program. As a scholar athlete, I was able to strive for success on the soccer field, but more importantly, in my academic courses. Being challenged by my professors, peers, coaches and teammates while competing in the SEC—and the great city of Nashville—will be memories I will always cherish. Lifelong friendships, first-class education, and countless blessings are reasons why I give to Vanderbilt.”
– Ashley Oswald, BA’15
“I give because the four years I spent at Vanderbilt were the best years of my life. Vanderbilt shaped my character for the better through my experiences as an engineering student, varsity student-athlete, and sorority member. I was beyond inspired by the Vanderbilt community, and I want to make sure the community continues to transform the lives of others.”
– Vanessa Valentine, BS’16