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Annual Fund

Annual Giving: A Law School Tradition

Vanderbilt Law School has enjoyed a strong tradition of annual support, thanks in large part to the alumni who not only support the school financially, but also volunteer their valuable time encouraging others to give back through our various alumni volunteer programs . In fact, each year over 200 alumni serve as Class Agents, Reunion Chairs, Firm Giving Representatives and members of the school's Board of Advisors.

Why your Annual Gift is Important to the Law School

The law school encourages all alumni and friends to contribute to the Annual Fund each fiscal year to ensure a dependable and ongoing source of support to provide for the law school's annual operating budget and other important needs, including but not limited to:

  • Student scholarship support
  • Faculty retention and recruitment
  • Student organizations, activities and journals
  • Building maintenance and enhancements
  • Computing and library resources for students, faculty and staff

How you benefit from giving through the Annual Fund

The most important benefit of giving to the Annual Fund is the knowledge that your gift helps maintain the quality of a Vanderbilt Law School education. Your support is a vehicle through which you can enhance your connection to the law school while also strengthening its visibility and prestige worldwide.

Depending on the level at which you choose to participate, you may qualify for membership in the law school's annual leadership donor society, the Founders Circle . Each spring, the Law School celebrates the generosity of its Founders Circle members at an annual dinner in Nashville hosted by Dean Chris Guthrie. Founders Circle members are also invited to private regional events with the dean. Board of Advisors member, Mark Schein '91, hosted a reception for donors and volunteers in New York at the University Club on May 201, 2013. View a photo slideshow of the event.