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Vanderbilt community sets new record on third annual Giving Day

Jun. 7, 2018—More than 7,000 members of the Vanderbilt community came together to raise nearly $6 million for the university and its students on Vanderbilt’s third annual Giving Day, setting a new record for giving participation in 24 hours.

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Faculty and staff—lead the way on Giving Day tomorrow

Jun. 4, 2018—Your gift of any size tomorrow will count toward our donor goal of 6,300 and help unlock challenge gifts of more than $1 million for Vanderbilt. Please plan to make a gift to the area of the university that means the most to you. Not only will your gift help us meet our record-breaking goal, but it also will count toward our Faculty-Staff Campaign totals. Learn more at

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Commodore Insider: National Commodore Club executive director discusses Giving Day

May. 31, 2018—Mark Carter, executive director of the National Commodore Club, joins this week's "Commodore Insider" podcast to discuss Giving Day June 5, when Vanderbillt alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends will come together for 24 hours to show Commodore pride by giving to the university. 

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Spread the #give4thegold spirit

May. 31, 2018—Giving Day is only four days away. Help us spread the word by posting on social media using #give4thgold, and be sure to make your gift on June 5.

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Lend your voice to Giving Day June 5

May. 24, 2018—Are you ready to lend your voice and #give4thegold? A new video will help spread the word about Vanderbilt's Giving Day on June 5.

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Vanderbilt Giving Day set for June 5

May. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt’s third annual Giving Day is scheduled for June 5 and will offer the entire Vanderbilt community a chance to join together to “give for the gold” and make the university stronger.

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Commodores contribute more than $2.5 million to Vanderbilt in 24 hours

Jun. 19, 2017—Commodores across the globe came together on June 15 to show their pride and “give for the gold” on Vanderbilt’s second annual Giving Day. Some 5,654 alumni and friends made contributions totaling more than $2.5 million and secured a $500,000 challenge gift.

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Second annual Vanderbilt Giving Day set for June 15

Apr. 14, 2017—With a goal of 5,000 donors in a single day, Giving Day 2017 offers the entire Vanderbilt community an opportunity to show their gold with gifts of any size to support the university areas that mean the most to them.

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Giving Day sparks Reunion spirit

Jun. 6, 2016—When Vanderbilt launched Giving Day on April 21—a new tradition for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to show their Commodore love through a 24-hour online campaign—nobody could predict how far the “give for the gold” spirit would spread. However, when the counting stopped at midnight on April 22, 6,640 members of the Vanderbilt community...

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Apr. 22, 2016—Giving Day not only resulted in more than 6,100 gifts and over $1.3 million raised, it also produced some our favorite #vandygram photos of the week.

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Vanderbilt celebrates inaugural Giving Day

Apr. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University's first-ever Giving Day has raised more than $1.3 million and secured $200,000 in challenge gifts to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s initiative to replace all need-based undergraduate student loans with scholarships and grant assistance.

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Giving Day 2016

Apr. 22, 2016—On April 21, members of the Vanderbilt community came together to give back to and celebrate the university during the first-ever Vanderbilt Giving Day. In just 24 hours, more than 6,100 alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends made gifts of all sizes to areas across Vanderbilt and raised more than $1.3 million. Supporters also...

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