Making A Difference

Each year, hundreds of alumni and friends make a gift to Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Please read below and visit the following links to learn about the many ways you can show your support and make a difference at one of the nation's finest nursing schools.


Endowed Scholarships

Scholarships are one of the most effective ways to attract outstanding students. At VUSN, we are growing our endowed funds available for scholarships, thereby creating opportunities for both current and future generations of students. Almost 85 percent of VUSN students receive some form of financial assistance and the school is dedicated to providing opportunity to future nurse leaders


Faculty Support/Endowed Chairs

The recognition and honor an endowed chair confers upon the faculty member holding it are vital incentives in a dynamic market where the best faculty are in great demand.

On any given day, the vast majority of the school's faculty can be found in their offices and classrooms, available to students and energetically involved in the life of the school. Endowed chairs enable us to retain such exceptional professors and to attract talented new faculty which places the School of Nursing at a decided advantage.


The Annual Fund

Annual fund gifts are unrestricted contributions of any size, to the School of Nursing, that are made on a yearly basis. Each academic year, VUSN has new needs that require support. Endowment gifts are earmarked for a specific use, while Annual Fund gifts provide funds that can be used by the dean and administrators to address the most immediate needs and opportunities. Annual fund gifts sustain the VUSN we know and love on a day-to-day basis and provide the foundation for future success. Gifts of all sizes combine to make a large impacts and allow us to do things such as:

  • Diversify our student body by providing scholarship support for promising students to fulfill their lifelong dreams of a nursing career
  • Create new knowledge utilizing innovative technologies and scientific discovery through funding for research and scientific leaders
  • Expand opportunities for students by investment in enhanced learning opportunities and the overall student experience


Reunion Giving

Each fall, the School of Nursing participates in Vanderbilt’s Reunion Weekend by inviting Nursing alumni back to the school to celebrate the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th and 50th anniversary of their graduation from VUSN. Alumni celebrating their Reunion often choose to make a special gift to show their appreciation for the important role Vanderbilt has played in their lives and careers. When you give back in honor of your Reunion, you’re adding to the cumulative generosity of generations of Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumni. To learn more about Reunion giving and how to get involved visit

The Julia Hereford Society

The Julia Hereford Society recognizes financial support of Vanderbilt School of Nursing by those who make annual gifts of $2,500 and up. To learn more about JHS click here.

For more information on making a gift to Vanderbilt School of Nursing, please contact  or a member of the Development and Alumni Relations staff.

Ways to Give


Make a gift online

To make your gift online, use our secure online gift form. Vanderbilt accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards.

If you would like to restrict your gift to a particular fund at the School of Nursing (e.g., VUSN Alumni Scholarship Fund) please make a note in the special comments section of the online gift form.

Mail your gift

To mail your gift or pledge, print our giving form to include with your check, credit card payment or money order.


Call us at 1-866-882-FUND (3863) to make an annual gift.

Electronic Bank Draft

To set up an electronic bank draft, call 1-866-882-FUND (3863) or use our printable form.

Stocks and Securities

To request information on transferring gifts of stocks and securities click here. Please call (615) 875-1155 with any questions.

For information on planned gifts, matching corporate gifts and donor advised funds, please contact Teresa Rogers, Associate Dean of Development at (615) 322-6305 or