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Gifts of all sizes from students combine with those of alumni and friends to have a tremendous impact on you, your peers and your college experience.

The Power of Collective Giving!

Gifts of any size matter. In 2020–2021, gifts of $100 or less totaled nearly $1.8 million. Additionally, 1 in 3 seniors from the Class of 2021 made a gift to Vanderbilt supporting more than 100 areas of campus. As students and future Vanderbilt alumni, making annual gifts back to Vanderbilt can make an impact on current and future students. We support the university and each other because we are VU for LIFE!

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salmon“Vanderbilt has given so much to me during my time at this school. This university not only has given me a wonderful education, filled with engaging classes and inspiring professors, but also friends and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I want to give back to Vanderbilt to ensure that future students will have the opportunity to love and experience the school in the same way that I have.”

Lilley Salmon
Class of 2022


Christina Rentschler“The Vanderbilt community has given me so much. From amazing educational experiences to helping me develop personally and professionally, the resources here have allowed me to grow into a well-rounded young adult. I believe it is important to give back to the community that has supported our development.”

Christina Rentschler
Class of 2020

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