Vanderbilt Gives

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    VU employees urged to give back to community through donations, volunteering

    For decades, Vanderbilt and its employees have been giving back to the Middle Tennessee community. The Vanderbilt Gives: Building a Community with Hope website offers a convenient way to link to local nonprofit federations. Read More

    Nov 4, 2015

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    Vanderbilt encouraged to give back to local community through donations, volunteering

    Vanderbilt will continue to support the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities by connecting employees directly with federation partners and specific charities. Read More

    Nov 26, 2013

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    VITA offers free tax service to low income families

    Tax time—especially for lower income families—can be extremely stressful (not to mention expensive). Last year, more than 10,000 individuals and families across Middle Tennessee received support through United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a number which is expected to increase again this year. Gifts can… Read More

    Jan 2, 2013

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    One Step Ahead helps Metro students stay in school and reach for college

    For high-achieving students from low-income families, barriers—both financial and motivational—can stand in the way of a college education. That’s why Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, in partnership with the Nashville Public Education Foundation, established One Step Ahead, a scholarship fund designed to help students in Metro Nashville Public Schools cover… Read More

    Dec 19, 2012

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    Renewal House helps addicted mothers defeat their demons

    Renewal House provides hope for moms struggling with addiction. Read More

    Dec 13, 2012

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    Vanderbilt research is giving hope for the prevention and treatment of diabetes

    The statistics are jarring. More than 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3 percent of the population—have diabetes. And predictions are that one in three people will have the chronic disease by 2050. In addition to the toll on a person’s physical and emotional health, it’s also… Read More

    Dec 5, 2012

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    Community Health Charities gives hope to those battling illness and chronic disease

    Facing illness, whether personally or through the experience of a friend or family member, is an unavoidable part of life. Sooner or later, we’re all touched by cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness or any number of health conditions. Cheryl Chunn (Vanderbilt University) Associate Dean of Development and… Read More

    Dec 3, 2012

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    Read to Succeed gives children hope for a better life

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know; the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This line from a classic Dr. Seuss book proclaims what education researchers and advocates have proven true: Reading is not only essential to learning, but also helps forge… Read More

    Nov 29, 2012

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    Community Food Advocates is giving hope to Nashville’s hungry

    The face of hunger in Middle Tennessee is changing. Increasingly, those whose basic nutritional needs are not being met include the elderly, people with disabilities, and the newly poor—lifelong members of the middle class who are seeking assistance for the first time due to a bad economy. “[rquote]They are… Read More

    Nov 16, 2012

  • In the works for Music Makes Us is the formation of a new student record label and publishing company at Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School. (photo courtesy of NPEF)

    Music Makes Us engages public school students through music

    Sweet sounds can be heard in area public schools, thanks to Music Makes Us: The Nashville Music Education Project, an exciting program announced last year by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. This fall, Music Makes Us—a partnership among the mayor’s office, the Music City Music Council and the Nashville Public… Read More

    Nov 14, 2012

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    Message from Chancellor Zeppos about giving to the community

    Dear colleagues, One of the things I love most about Vanderbilt is the generosity of our faculty and staff. We give of ourselves every day to provide a world-class education to our students, state-of-the-art medical care to our patients, and cutting-edge research to improve the condition of society as… Read More

    Nov 1, 2012

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

    Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and other community initiatives Households earning less than $49,000 per year qualify for free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program. To find a VITA site near you, dial 2-1-1 on your phone. (photo… Read More

    Dec 21, 2011

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

    Give to Community Health Charities of Tennessee and help preschool children with special needs learn alongside their typically developing peers High Hopes' Inchworm Room features literacy concepts incorporated throughout the classroom to provide multiple modes of learning during the day. (image courtesy of High Hopes) The diagnosis of a… Read More

    Dec 15, 2011

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    Teaching kitchens help families on a budget combat childhood obesity

    Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and help Family Teaching Kitchens bring healthy food options to Nashville families Chef David Owens (left) conducts the first Family Teaching Kitchen at St. Luke's Community House on Sept. 19, 2011. (Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville) Being at the… Read More

    Dec 13, 2011

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

    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… Read More

    Dec 8, 2011

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

    Ken Galloway (John Russell/Vanderbilt) 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… Read More

    Dec 6, 2011

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    A Tradition of Giving

    Community giving continues Vanderbilt’s tradition of helping its neighbors in need Support the local charity that is most meaningful to you during Vanderbilt's community giving campaign, which continues through Dec. 31. (iStockphoto) Each day, faculty and staff come to work at Vanderbilt to further the missions that define the… Read More

    Dec 5, 2011

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    Koh measures cancer recovery by competing in triathlons

    Give to Community Health Charities of Tennessee and help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other community agencies Julie Koh (kneeling) and her Team in Training teammates at the Gulf Coast Half-Ironman in Panama City, Fla., in May 2007. (photo courtesy of Julie Koh) Six years ago Julie Koh,… Read More

    Nov 30, 2011

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    Recovery continues for those affected by May 2010 flood

    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 The aftermath in downtown Nashville of the May 2010 flood. (image courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville) Denice O’Neill was scheduled to return… Read More

    Nov 21, 2011

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

    Give to Community Shares and help Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and other community agencies (image courtesy of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee) 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… Read More

    Nov 9, 2011