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Coalition for the Canby Robinson Society Works to Spread the Word

July 2010

The Coalition for the Canby Robinson Society is a group of 26 volunteer members who help grow the number of donors who pledge to support the mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Formed in 2008, the coalition works to spread the word about how philanthropy impacts the Medical Center and encourage new members to join the CRS. Coalition members identify and contact people in their personal and professional networks potentially interested in supporting the Medical Center with an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

Robert Collins, M.D., professor of Pathology, Judson Randolph, M.D., and Robert McNeilly Jr., co-chair the effort. Collins said the importance of the work of the volunteers in the coalition cannot be overstated.

“This institution has been dependent on philanthropy since day one. A medical center like ours is most successful when talented faculty and staff work with volunteers to carry out its mission,” Collins said. “Among the volunteers are the generous philanthropists who enable us to do special and unique things in terms of teaching, research and patient care.”

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