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Frequently Asked Questions


When is the deadline to make a 2017–18 annual gift?

To be an NCC member for 2017–18, please make your annual gift to the NCC by May 31, 2017.

How is my annual gift to the NCC used?

A gift to the NCC annual fund helps provide scholarship support for our 350 Vanderbilt student-athletes. Scholarship expenses include tuition, books, room and board, and much more.

How is my NCC annual gift different from an Excellence Fund gift?

Your gift to the NCC annual fund directly benefits our student-athletes through scholarship support. Due to rising scholarship costs, it’s important that donors like you continue investing in the NCC annual fund. An annual gift is also required to receive priority seating and parking. By making a sport-specific gift, you may directly support an individual sport. Those gifts do not count toward your priority seating or parking.

Do I need to make two gifts: one for football benefits and one for men’s basketball benefits?

No. If you make a per-seat donation for priority seating for football, your gift amount will also apply to men’s basketball benefits.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

You may decline your right to receive any benefits when you make your NCC gift, making your gift 100 percent tax-deductible. Please contact your tax adviser concerning the tax deductibility of your gift, whether or not you receive benefits.

Are there other giving opportunities within the NCC?

Yes! The NCC annual fund is the main source of scholarship funds, so we encourage you to begin giving by supporting the annual fund. You can also support Vanderbilt Athletics through sport-specific, capital, endowment and planned giving.