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VITA program’s free tax preparation offers convenience, valuable refunds

Dec. 21, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and other community initiatives You know it’s coming. After the winter holidays have passed and you’re well on your way to keeping or discarding your New Year’s resolutions, the annual deadline that we all share will soon be upon us:...

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High Hopes gives every child a chance to reach for the stars

Dec. 15, 2011—Give to Community Health Charities of Tennessee and help preschool children with special needs learn alongside their typically developing peers The diagnosis of a serious or complex disability in a child often dashes the hopes and dreams parents have for that child’s future. They wonder what their child’s life will be like, how independent he...

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Teaching kitchens help families on a budget combat childhood obesity

Dec. 13, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and help Family Teaching Kitchens bring healthy food options to Nashville families Being at the top of the list isn’t always the best place to be. In 2010, Tennessee ranked as the second-most obese state in the country and came in sixth for childhood obesity. United Way of...

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Music Makes Us turns up volume on music education in public schools

Dec. 8, 2011—Give to the Nashville Public Education Foundation and support the Music Makes Us program and other community initiatives Starting as early as fall 2012, Metro Nashville Public Schools students will experience music education in a whole new way. At a recent press conference at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced the launch of...

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New issue of ‘Vanderbilt View’ on stands and online now

Dec. 6, 2011—The December issue of Vanderbilt View is available on stands and online now. The new issue features a cover story about Ken Galloway, the School of Engineering’s long-serving dean, who plans to transition to a full-time faculty role in July 2012. The First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt looks back on 20 years of advocating for...

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A Tradition of Giving

Dec. 5, 2011—Community giving continues Vanderbilt’s tradition of helping its neighbors in need Each day, faculty and staff come to work at Vanderbilt to further the missions that define the university and medical center: cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art patient care, the support and training of students to become the world’s eminent thinkers and problem-solvers, and much more. One...

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Koh measures cancer recovery by competing in triathlons

Nov. 30, 2011—Give to Community Health Charities of Tennessee and help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other community agencies Six years ago Julie Koh, a self-proclaimed nonathlete, didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when a friend asked her to participate in the Memphis in May triathlon. She agreed to participate in the endurance event, and...

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Recovery continues for those affected by May 2010 flood

Nov. 21, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and help St. Luke’s Community House’s Restore the Dream center continue to help Nashvillians recover from the flood Denice O’Neill was scheduled to return to Nashville from a business trip on May 2, 2010. “Of course, that didn’t happen,” she said. It had rained more than 13 inches...

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Join the effort to protect Tennessee’s children from abuse and neglect

Nov. 9, 2011—Give to Community Shares and help Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and other community agencies Each year in Tennessee, the number of children reported abused or neglected would more than fill Titans stadium. If that fact isn’t sobering enough, consider this: Most abuse cases in the state involve children age 4 and younger. For more than...

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Boord finds relaxation and adventure paddling Tennessee’s rivers

Nov. 2, 2011—Give to Community Shares and help the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association and other community groups Ever want to get away from city noise, traffic and the daily commute? What about work deadlines, emails and the hustle and bustle of modern life? When Beth Boord wants to escape, she heads to the water. Boord, assistant vice...

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Help your Nashville neighbors by participating in Vanderbilt Gives

Oct. 23, 2011—Vanderbilt employees have a rich tradition of going beyond their daily work to help those less fortunate. Faculty and staff pledged more than $925,000 last year in the Vanderbilt Community Giving Campaign. This year, employees can give to the community through Dec. 31, 2011, via the new employee giving initiative Vanderbilt Gives. Community Giving supports...

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Vanderbilt Gives website will coordinate employee giving

Sep. 26, 2011—A new website will serve as the central location to coordinate charitable giving by Vanderbilt faculty and staff to the university, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and to the Nashville community, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Sept. 22. Vanderbilt Gives consolidates the annual Community Giving, Faculty-Staff and Partners in Health campaigns into one online location....

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