The Greater Good

  • Vanderbilt University

    Financial Markets Research Center renamed for Hans Stoll

    Thomas Peterffy of Interactive Brokers, whose philanthropic support endowed the Financial Markets Research Center in 2003, recently renamed it the Hans Stoll Financial Markets Research Center in memory of its founder. Stoll, a pioneer in the field and longtime director of the center who passed away in 2020, was emeritus professor of finance and former holder of the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Chair of Finance at Owen. Read More

    Apr. 22, 2021

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    Kim Wolensky: Creative Philanthropy

    Kim Wolensky, BS'79, MBA'80, has documented her intent to establish the Kim E. Lazarus Scholarship to provide need-based financial support for deserving students at Owen by designating Vanderbilt as the beneficiary of an individual retirement account to endow the scholarship, with a separate portion directed to her sorority Alpha Delta Pi–Zeta Rho chapter. Read More

    Feb. 19, 2021

  • Vanderbilt Changemakers: Leaf Global Fintech

    Vanderbilt Changemakers series kicks off with event featuring Owen alumni entrepreneurs

    The inaugural Vanderbilt Changemakers event featured a discussion with Owen Graduate School of Management alumni Nat Robinson, MBA’07, JD’18, and Tori Samples, BMus’12, MBA’18, about the company they created to provide virtual banking services to refugees and migrants. Read More

    Jan. 29, 2021

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    ‘Something Bigger Than Myself’

    A tradition of giving in her first year at Vanderbilt has led Julie Babbage to continue giving back to her alma mater in a myriad of ways. Read More

    Nov. 3, 2020

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    Supporting STEM Scholars

    David Potts and his wife, Frances Candi Potts, recently documented their intent to establish the Potts Scholarship to provide financial support for undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the College of Arts and Science or the School of Engineering. Read More

    Nov. 3, 2020

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    The Power of a Vanderbilt Education

    Even at 104 years old, Helen Sterling, BA’36, MA’38, handled aging with optimism and grace. Her affection for her alma mater motivated her to include the university in her estate plans. Thanks to her $1.6 million bequest for unrestricted support at Peabody College and the College of Arts and Science, her legacy at Vanderbilt endures. Read More

    Aug. 4, 2020

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    Strong Shoulders: Dr. David Patterson

    Dr. David Patterson, BA’81, MD’85, is proof the Vanderbilt experience doesn’t have to end after graduation. Patterson has served Vanderbilt as a trustee since 2013. He also is a member of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Board of Directors, and past president of the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association. Read More

    Aug. 4, 2020

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    Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in Business through Philanthropy

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

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    Putting Philanthropy into Practice: McCartney Kay Wilkins, BS’01, and Jay Wilkins, BS’99

    The Wilkinses recently made a sizable commitment to Experience Vanderbilt, a program that provides students with need-based financial aid for extracurricular activities that require fees for participation, such as club sports, arts and cultural experiences, Greek life and service trips like Alternative Spring Break. Read More

    Feb. 12, 2020

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    Emerita Faculty Leader Continues to Inspire through Opportunity Vanderbilt Scholarship

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

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    Virginia Shepherd and Charles Brau: Promoting STEM Education

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

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    Armstrong Family Inspires Biochemical Breakthroughs

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

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    The Hindles: Leading by Example

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

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    Three Decades of Impact

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    May. 23, 2019

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    Alumna Pays It Forward Through Advocacy

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    May. 23, 2019

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    Alumna Grateful to Donors Who Help Her Inspire Young Minds

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Feb. 19, 2019

  • Xiaoyan Jiang in printed blue suit sitting in front of a window

    New Fund Helps Make International Travel Accessible to Owen Students

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Feb. 19, 2019

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    A Family Legacy Inspires Students

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Reunion Brings Reconnection and Celebration

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    New Record Set on Third Annual Giving Day

    Hans Stoll (Joe Howell) From the wild market volatility at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to the GameStop share surge and the subsequent trading restrictions, a fluency in financial markets was key to understanding many of the year’s biggest headlines. Since 1987, the Financial Markets Research Center at Owen… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018