Giving Day faculty and staff challenge to help Opportunity Vanderbilt students


Early giving opportunities are now open, including a special faculty and staff challenge to offer support to the colleges, campaigns and affinity groups at Vanderbilt that are most important to you.

Faculty and staff have a unique way to help Opportunity Vanderbilt students: When 500 faculty and staff members make a gift of any size for Giving Day, $25,000 from Suzanne and Patrick McGee will be unlocked for Opportunity Vanderbilt.

Give now and learn more about Giving Day.


Giving Day is Vanderbilt’s most impactful fundraising tradition. You decide where your dollars are directed across the university. Whether your heart is in athletics, research labs, supporting students or investing in a specific school—the choice is yours.

Gifts of all sizes benefit our Dare to Grow campaign, giving more students access to a world-class education, investing in innovation and connecting our community.


Vanderbilt Giving Day 2023 (Harrison McClary/Vanderbilt)

Mark your calendars for a special on-campus celebration on April 11, on Alumni Lawn from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Highlights include:

  • Vanderbilt Patch Bar with free patches, hats or tote bags
  • Mini golf and giant slides
  • Pet a dog with Love on a Leash
  • 5-minute massages
  • Free food trucks

Learn more about Vanderbilt’s secure Giving Day platform and see answers to frequently asked questions. You can connect with the Annual Giving team at 866-882-3863 or email

Give early and learn more about Giving Day.