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Giving to the Graduate School

Generous support from our alumni and friends is critical to the continued success of the Graduate School of Vanderbilt University. Gifts of all sizes come together to help us achieve the all-important goal of training the next generation of leaders in a variety of disciplines.

Large or small, your gifts help us continue to support the scholarly pursuits of our students and faculty, and advance Vanderbilt's education and research mission.  Learn how your gift will help the Graduate School.

Donor recognition

The Provost’s Circle

Donors who make gifts of $2,500 or more are recognized as members of the Provost’s Circle. Alumni who graduated within the last 10 years can become members with a gift of $1,000 or more. Membership is renewed by making qualifying gifts each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

Provost’s circle recognition levels:

  • Recent graduate member ('07 to '16): $1,000
  • Benefactor: $5,000-$9,999
  • Dean's List: $10,000-$24,999
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt Circle: $25,000 or above

 2018-19 Graduate School donor list


Ways to Give


To make your gift online, use our secure online gift form. Vanderbilt accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards.

By mail

Print this form and mail with your check to the following address:

Vanderbilt Gift and Donor Services
PMB 407727
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727


Call us at 1 (866) 882-FUND (3863) to make a gift.

Electronic Bank Draft

To set up an electronic bank draft, call 1 (866) 882-FUND (3863) or use our printable form.

Stocks and Securities

To request information on transferring gifts of stocks and securities click here. Please call (615) 875-1155 with any questions.

Planned Gifts

For information on planned gifts, please contact the Office of Planned Giving at (615) 343-3113 or via email at More information about planned giving can be found at