Vanderbilt joins United Way Million Dollar Circle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University was welcomed Thursday into the Million Dollar Circle of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, in recognition of generosity during the 2006 United Way campaign.

Vanderbilt faculty and staff contributed $1,001,032 during the university‘s 2006 Community Giving Campaign, exceeding the goal of $825,000. Vanderbilt now joins Nissan, HCA and Ingram Industries in this elite group of community supporters.

The university was honored during the United Way‘s annual meeting luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel.

“Vanderbilt is proud to be recognized for the generosity of our employees, who have a long history of making significant contributions to the community,” Chancellor Gordon Gee said.

Also representing Vanderbilt at the meeting was David Williams, vice chancellor for university affairs, general counsel and secretary of the university, who is the 2007 chair of the United Way Board.

Media contact: Elizabeth Latt, 615-322-NEWS

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