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’Dore of Opportunity: Parents’ Example Sparks a Major Commitment to Students’ Financial Needs

by Jun. 18, 2016, 3:34 PM

Hoping to ensure that the door to a Vanderbilt education is open to every talented student inspired Board of Trust member Dr. Robert Schiff Jr., BS’77, a Cincinnati pediatrician, to make a transformative $10,000,000 commitment to Opportunity Vanderbilt. Begun at the outset of the financial crisis in 2008, Opportunity Vanderbilt is the university’s initiative to replace all need-based loans with scholarships and grants for undergraduate students. Vanderbilt Magazine asked Schiff what motivated his latest gift and why giving back is important.


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