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Vanderbilt community raises $9.4 million on Giving Day

Apr. 10, 2019—More than 8,200 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends, came together on April 4 to raise over $9.4 million in support of the university’s mission to educate, discover and lead.

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Opportunity Vanderbilt provides $1.2 billion in financial aid

Mar. 14, 2019—In the decade since Opportunity Vanderbilt began, more than 10,000 students have benefitted from the program.

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Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.

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Vanderbilt board chairman commits $20 million gift to bolster undergraduate residential experience, engineering leadership

Apr. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt Board Chairman Bruce R. Evans and his wife, Bridgitt, have committed $20 million to bolster the undergraduate residential experience as well as leadership in the School of Engineering.

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$5 million gift from Hoogland family to name Vanderbilt undergraduate business minor

Sep. 6, 2017—A $5 million commitment from alumni Susan and Keith Hoogland names the university’s new trans-institutional minor for business study the Hoogland Undergraduate Business Program.

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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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Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61 is Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus

Apr. 18, 2017—Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61—a renowned immunologist and pediatrician—is the recipient Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Shirley M. Collado, BS’94, named Ithaca College’s ninth president

Mar. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt alumna Shirley M. Collado, BS’94, has been selected as Ithaca College’s ninth president.

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Vanderbilt athletics honors civil rights leaders during Equality Weekend

Feb. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt recently celebrated Equality Weekend, a two-day event that honored 21 of Nashville’s civil rights leaders and marked the 50th anniversary of Vanderbilt breaking the SEC’s color barrier with men’s basketball players Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard. The 21 leaders were honored at the Commodores’ men’s basketball game on Feb. 18 and the women’s game on Feb. 19—both Vanderbilt victories.

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Robert and Diane Levy announce $10 million gift to support Vanderbilt financial aid program

Feb. 8, 2017—Longtime Vanderbilt University supporters Robert M. Levy, BA’72, and his wife, Diane, have announced a new gift of $10 million to continue support for their scholarship fund.

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