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Class of 2012 leads the way in giving back to Vanderbilt

Nov. 9, 2013, 3:54 PM

The Class of 2012 is accustomed to leading the way. As freshmen, they became the first class to live at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. As seniors, they broke a Vanderbilt record at the time by giving back to Vanderbilt at a rate of 48 percent through the Senior Class Fund.

Today, they continue to set an example for students and alumni alike through their commitment to alumni giving.

In fiscal year 2013 (which ended on June 30), nearly 26 percent of the Class of 2012 made a gift to Vanderbilt, achieving the highest giving participation rate of any young alumni class. Additionally, 312 members of the class became members of the Oak Leaf Society, which recognizes committed donors who make gifts to the university for two or more consecutive years.

“Members of the Class of 2012 are truly leading the way in alumni giving,” said Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Their accomplishments are noteworthy, and their investments in areas across the university are helping us to continue to enhance the undergraduate experience and provide scholarship support for talented students who will one day follow in their footsteps.

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