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Celebrate Giving Day today with on-campus events and virtual concert

by Apr. 7, 2021, 8:00 AM

Vanderbilt Giving Day April 7, 2021

Vanderbilt University’s annual Giving Day is today. The entire Vanderbilt community is encouraged to take part in this 24-hour event to help advance the university’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of any size. It is also a chance to celebrate the impact that philanthropy has on the student experience.

Gifts of all sizes combine to make a difference and may be made to any area of Vanderbilt, including student organizations, colleges and schools, Experience Vanderbilt, Opportunity Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Athletics and many more.

Students are invited to participate in this event, which includes on-campus events throughout the day. Score Giving Day swag and make your gift in person. Don’t miss tonight’s special virtual concert featuring headliners Grace Potter and Chris Mann, BMus’04, and more than 50 challenge gifts offered by donors to amplify impact. Register today.

Senior Class Fund Challenge

If the Class of 2021 gets 500 senior donors to any area of Vanderbilt by the end of Giving Day, Jay Wilkins, BS’99, and McCartney Wilkins, BS’01, will give $50,000 to Experience Vanderbilt in honor of the Class of 2021.

Student Org Challenge

Make your Giving Day gift to your student organization to help it win challenge gifts by donors. Resources are available on the Giving Day website to assist students with fundraising for their student organizations. Prizes will be awarded as outlined below.

  • $1,500 for the student org with the most donors (50+ members)
  • $1,500 for the student org with the most donors (<50 members)
  • $500 for the student org with the second most donors (50+ members)
  • $500 for the student org with the second most donors (<50 members)

The Senior Class Fund is also running a student organization challenge that will reward your student organization with cash prizes based on giving participation depending on the number of seniors in your organization. Contact SCF President Grant Brown with questions.

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