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Ways to Give

Thank you for supporting the College of Arts and Science! We are grateful to you for being part of our community and contributing to our world-changing mission. Please use the information below to make your gift.

Online Giving

Online gifts are allocated to the college’s Annual Fund. We welcome and appreciate gifts of any size, as these unrestricted funds provide flexibility to address critical needs and new opportunities in A&S.

Endowed Giving

We are deeply grateful for our donors who want to make an enduring impact by establishing an endowed fund. The current minimum gift to name an endowed fund is $100,000. For more information about endowed giving, please read  this FAQ  or contact:

portrait of jonathan petty in a suit Jonathan Petty

Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations

other ways to give
By check

The College of Arts and Science
c/o Gift Processing
Vanderbilt University
PMB 407727
Nashville, TN 37240-7727

In the memo of your check, please write the name of the specific Arts and Science fund to which you would like to make a gift.

By phone

Please contact the College of Arts and Science Development Office at (615) 343-3118.

Matching gifts

If your company or your spouse’s company has a matching gift program, your gift to the College of Arts and Science may be significantly increased. Ask your human resources department about the possibility of matching gifts, and send any completed gift forms to:

The College of Arts and Science
c/o Gift Processing
Vanderbilt University
PMB 407727
Nashville, TN 37240-7727

Check to see if your company has a matching gift program.

Gifts of securities

To make a gift by stock transfer, please contact Gift Processing at (615) 875-1155 or

Planned gifts

Planned Giving allows you to make valuable contributions to the university while accomplishing any number of personal or family goals. The Planned Giving staff can work with your unique circumstance and provide assistance to both you and your advisor(s) in the process. The wide range of planned giving opportunities includes:

  • Naming Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science as a beneficiary of your IRA or life insurance policy
  • A bequest through your will
  • A Life Income Gift (support the College of Arts and Science and receive income in return)
  • A gift of real estate

For more information, please visit the Planned Giving website. If you would like to speak with a Planned Giving professional, please contact Anthony Barclay at (615) 936-5518 or (888) 758-1999 or

Give your time

The College of Arts and Science benefits greatly from the time and expertise of our alumni and friends. There are many opportunities to connect with students and alumni to help advance the A&S mission. Options include:

  • Commodore Recruitment Programs (CoRPs): Help Vanderbilt Admissions recruit top high school students through interviews, college fairs, and speaking engagements.
  • Career Center: Provide advice, post job openings, and offer networking opportunities to current students and recent graduates as they transition from college to graduate school or professional life.
  • Reunion/Homecoming: Assist with preparations for the year’s most important alumni event (and reconnect with your fellow ‘Dores in the process!).
  • Alumni Association: Participate in or help lead the Vanderbilt Alumni chapter in your area. No chapter nearby? Contact the Alumni Association to start one!

Give Now

General Inquiries: (615) 343-3118 or 

Strategic Giving: Please contact Jonathan Petty at