Staff Council funds projects
The Medical Center Staff Advisory Council has funded 12 grants submitted by
Medical Center applicants seeking funding for activities intended to benefit
staff, faculty, patients, and/or Vanderbilt affiliated communityprojects.
The money from the grants comes from the annual Needles and Pins Crafts Fair,
which for many years has been supplemented by matching funds from the executive
administration of the Medical Center.
“I am amazed at the number of applications we received and the quality of those
applications,” said Allyson Carroll, president of the council. “I know every member of the council truly wishes that we could fund them all, as
they are all worthy of funding.”
Seventeen applications were received this year, with 12 awarded all or partial
funding by the council, which makes its decisions through a collaborative
The funded projects are: