Senior Class Fund
May. 14, 2021—Grant Brown, president of Vanderbilt University’s Senior Class Fund, announced during the May 14 Graduates Day festivities that alumni couple McCartney Kay Wilkins, BS’01, and Jay Wilkins, BS’99, are doubling their initial gift to Experience Vanderbilt this year in honor of the Class of 2021.
Apr. 14, 2021—The Senior Class Fund wants to say “thank you” to seniors who have made their SCF gifts. A celebration will be held on Thursday, April 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at Fleming Yard, between Sarratt Student Center and Alumni Lawn. Free Jeni’s ice cream and giveaways will be available.
Apr. 8, 2021—More than 7,600 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, joined together on Giving Day, April 7, to donate more than $5 million to help advance the university’s mission of education, discovery and leadership.
Nov. 3, 2020—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.
Feb. 12, 2020—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.
Feb. 19, 2019—A classroom of elementary school students in New York City is receiving a well-rounded education thanks to their teacher, Sarah D’Amico, BS’16, who returned to her neighborhood after graduation to pass the torch of knowledge and ignite passion for learning. While in high school D’Amico did not believe attending Vanderbilt was a possibility—but a donor-funded...
May. 13, 2018—More than 1,360 members of the Class of 2018 participated in giving to this year’s Senior Class Fund, setting a new record. By reaching 85 percent class participation, this year’s seniors were the first to secure a $100,000 challenge donation issued by Vanderbilt Board of Trust member and student philanthropy advocate Alex Taylor, BS’97.
May. 10, 2018—In a Senior Day speech that brought a packed Memorial Gymnasium to its feet, Amal Clooney took the crowd through historic examples of courage, including Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus Rev. James Lawson.
Mar. 7, 2017—Last July, after having risen through the company ranks over a 16-year career, Alex Taylor, BS'97, was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Cox Enterprises, one of the nation’s largest media companies, with annual revenue of around $18 billion and more than 60,000 employees.
Aug. 12, 2016—Before Commencement in May, 1,195 members of the Class of 2016 made gifts to the annual Senior Class Fund, representing a record-high 76 percent participation rate.
Oct. 23, 2015—When the Class of 2015 walked across the Commencement stage in May, their steps were just the first along a lifetime path with Vanderbilt.
Apr. 18, 2014—Can art help define our public spaces? A student-led initiative has explored that question through a series of campus art installations this year.