Vanderbilt Giving Day is April 21

Vanderbilt University’s annual Giving Day is Thursday, April 21, and the entire Vanderbilt community is invited to stand together for this 24-hour event that raises vital funds for Vanderbilt scholarships, innovation and research while uniting the community toward a common goal. 

Giving Day Statistics

Last year, more than 7,000 Vanderbilt community members came together in a single day to raise more than $5 million, sending gifts ranging in size from $1 to $1 million. Since its inception in 2016, Giving Day has generated more than $24 million, benefitting hundreds of programs and areas across campus in support of Vanderbilt’s mission of education, discovery and leadership.

Vanderbilt’s culture is built on the belief that people working in common purpose accomplish more than any individual ever could,” Tiffany Lawrence Givens, president of USAC, said. “Giving Day is the epitome of our commitment to collaboration—coming together from every corner of the Vanderbilt community to move the university forward.”

Giving Day is also about fun. Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate Giving Day at Give on the Green, happening noon–4 p.m. on Library Lawn. Take a moment to relax and unwind while watching the donations roll in.

Generous members of the Vanderbilt community have lined up almost $1 million in challenges that Giving Day donors can unlock when they make a gift of any size. Be on the lookout for “power hours,” where donations will be matched dollar for dollar, surprise social media challenges and the milestone challenge, which is worth up to $100,000.  

In the spirit of standing together as One Vanderbilt, this year’s challenges were designed with donor count—not donation amount—in mind. More information about these and other challenges will be shared in the coming weeks and throughout Giving Day. 

Save the date for April 21 to make a gift and make a difference on Giving Day. Learn more at 

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