Collective giving supports Medical Center programs
Individuals who give to Vanderbilt University Medical Center often do so for very personal reasons:
•A passion for educating the next generation of physicians
•A desire to help eliminate childhood cancer
•A commitment to support their alma mater early in their career
Together, this community of donors shares a connection through the Canby Robinson Society and a passion for the Medical Center. The impact of their giving is significant.
For the university’s fiscal year 2009, for example, gifts between $1,000 and $25,000 totaled nearly $3.3 million. Donors designated research efforts and other programs to benefit from 45 percent of that giving. Scholarships, faculty support, facilities and technology needs were met by donors at this level, as were other areas to which discretionary funds were directed.
In a year when many families and organizations carefully considered their philanthropic priorities, this collective giving showed a vote of confidence in the Medical Center.