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Support the GPED

        GPED Funds


The James S. and Rosemary Worley Fund

James Worley, Director of the GPED for 25 years from 1963-1988, built the program to its position of strength. Under his leadership, the mission of the GPED, which was to train government officials and university teachers from developing countries, became more clearly defined, and the program developed strong and lasting relationships with people and governments around the world.

The James S. and Rosemary Worley Fund provides scholarship support to one or more students in the first-year class who exhibit, among other things, academic merit, interest in further study in economics, and commitment to economic development.

Mouzon and Sultan Siddiqi Citizenship Award

Mouzon Siddiqi was GPED Program Coordinator from 1987-2016. Mouzon and her late husband Sultan Siddiqi opened their family to all students, staff, and faculty. Their warmth, kindness, and openness created an environment of love and companionship within the GPED. Mouzon and Sultan demonstrated true citizenship. To honor this extraordinary couple, the GPED office set up the Mouzon and Sultan Siddiqi Citizenship Award. This award is given annually to a second-year student who displays many of the characteristics that define Mouzon and Sultan: kindness, inclusion, helpfulness, and altruism. This student is a problem-solver, a confidante, and a friend.

How to Contribute

When contributing to GPED, please also send an email to, indicating the amount and intent of your gift, so that it may be appropriately acknowledged.

To Contribute Online

There are three options for contributing to GPED online:

To Contribute by Check

In the memo line of your check, please indicate "The James S. and Rosemary Worley Fund," “The Mouzon and Sultan Siddiqi Citizenship Award Fund,” or “GPED unrestricted fund.

Please send your check to:     
              Vanderbilt University
              Gift and Donor Services
              2301 Vanderbilt Place, PMB 407727
              Nashville, TN 37240-7727

To Contribute by Phone

Please call 1-866-882-FUND (3863) and mention the specific fund to which you would like to give.

To Make a Pledge

Vanderbilt offers a number of ways to pledge gifts. Please visit the university’s Ways to Give page for instructions.

Gifts of Securities

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

Planned Giving

Planned Giving allows you to support GPED while accomplishing any number of personal or family goals. The Planned Giving staff at Vanderbilt can assist both you and your advisor(s) in developing a giving plan that fits your unique circumstances. Some of the options for planned giving include:

  • Naming GPED as a beneficiary of your IRA or life insurance policy
  • A bequest through your will
  • A life income gift (support GPED 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, (888) 758-1999, or

Arrange for Your Company to Make a Matching Gift

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

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

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

Further Information

For further information, please contact Jonathan Petty:

Jonathan Petty
Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
The College of Arts and Science
Vanderbilt University

2100 West End Ave., Ste. 1200

Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 322-8119 
Fax: (615) 322-7373