Philanthropic Opportunities to Impact Human Health
With the rapid advancement of research and computational technologies, we are at an exciting time in science to make leaps towards managing or curing diseases. Our faculty and labs are at the vanguard of these advances while simultaneously training the next generation of discovery scientists.
Donors play a critical role in these endeavors supporting our research and graduate and postdoctoral training. Some areas of giving include:
- The Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund which supports innovative and high-risk research - the type of research for which Cohen is known, and which seldom receives early-stage support from federal agencies or other large-scale funders.
- The Simple Beginnings Fund supports each incoming Ph.D. student providing them with personalized lab coats and underwriting numerous professional development seminars and activities for our students.
- The Roger Chalkley, Ph.D. Critical Need Fund which directly supports Ph.D. students who are in a moment of crisis to help them continue in their studies.
Your support will shape the careers of future scientists and bolster our cutting-edge research-all building towards major advancements in human health.
Joining the Discovery Circle
Charitable gifts from alumni and friends provide critical support for our students, faculty members and programs. The Discovery Circle recognizes financial support to the Basic Sciences by those who make annual gifts of $2,500 and up. Alumni who received their degrees within the last 10 years are eligible for membership with a commitment of $1,000 annually.
Recent Graduate Member: $1,000 (available to VU alumni who graduated in the last 10 years)
Dean's List: $10,000-$24,999
Cornelius Vanderbilt: $25,000-$99,999
Lifetime: $100,000 and up
one-time gift or pledge of $100k or more
one-time documented bequest of $100k or more
Invitations to Basic Sciences special events
Informative monthly Dean's e-newsletter
New member recognition with commemorative lapel pin
Ways to Give
Mail Your Gift
Vanderbilt Gift and Donor Services
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727
Giving by Phone
Call 615-322-2979 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT
If your brokers wish to wire money, we have an online form they can fill out here, or they can call our gift processing office directly at 615-875-1155.
For more information on making a gift to the Basic Sciences, please contact BasicSciencesGiving@vanderbilt.edu or a member of the Development and Alumni Relations staff below.
Development & Alumni Relations Team
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Senior Director of Development
Associate Director of Development
Assistant Director of Development
Associate Director of Annual Giving
Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship