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Vanderbilt invests $30 million and issues chair challenge to boost faculty support

Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University has announced to alumni and supporters the Chancellor Chair Challenge, a yearlong, $30 million investment by the university designed to create 30 new endowed chairs.

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Chancellor commits Vanderbilt to a big, bold future at fall assembly

Aug. 25, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos cemented Vanderbilt's commitment to excellence with initiatives that drive innovation and discovery, unveiling a $30 million investment in faculty at the Fall Faculty Assembly.

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$2 million investment establishes Turner Family Community Enterprise Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School

Aug. 22, 2017—A $2 million investment in Vanderbilt Law School by Cal Turner Jr., BA’62, will provide legal support to entrepreneurs on shoestring budgets to help them get up and running.

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Perry Brandt, BA’74, JD’77: Lifelong Loyalty

Jul. 28, 2017—Forty-six years ago Perry Brandt arrived at Vanderbilt for a seven-year experience that remarkably changed the trajectory of his life. “I owe Vanderbilt a huge debt of gratitude,” Brandt says. “Thanks to scholarship support, I was the first member of my family to attend college. I arrived as an unmolded blob of clay, and left...

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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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Vanderbilt receives $20 million gift thanks to Facebook founding engineer and his wife

Dec. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a transformational $20 million gift from a donor-advised fund of alumnus and Board of Trust Vice Chairman-Elect Jeffrey Rothschild and his wife Marieke that will accelerate ongoing development of its residential colleges program, College Halls.

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Vanderbilt awarded $1 million grant on public theology and racial justice

Dec. 12, 2016—A $1 million grant from The Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School, to be directed by Dean Emilie M. Townes.

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David Price makes $2.5M capstone gift for $12M Vanderbilt baseball facilities project

Nov. 18, 2016—The former Vanderbilt athlete and current Red Sox pitcher will give $2.5 million to support the construction of a new baseball facility.

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Nationally recognized career expert to lead Vanderbilt student professional development center

May. 16, 2016—Katharine S. Brooks, a nationally recognized expert with more than 25 years' experience supporting the career needs of college students and alumni, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Professional Development.

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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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Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to Vanderbilt Dean’s Chair in Engineering

Apr. 14, 2016—An anonymous donor has pledged $5 million to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner April 14.

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