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Reunion Gifts

Your gift in honor of Reunion contributes to the cumulative generosity of generations of Vanderbilt alumni. Gifts of all sizes help ensure that today’s students have the same incredible experience you had during your time at Vanderbilt.  

You can designate your reunion gift to the area of your choice, such as your undergraduate school, scholarships, or athletics.  

Gifts of any size, made to any area, count toward your class fundraising goal. Gifts can include one-time gifts, five-year pledges, employer match gifts, and planned gifts for the 30th – 50th Reunions. All gifts made before December 31, 2024 will count towards your Reunion goal.  

Reunion Cup

Each year the Reunion Cup is awarded to the class who performs best in the following categories based on the class goals:
  • Overall Class Giving Participation
  • Overall Class Attendance
  • Class Participation on Giving Day
  • Number of Class Volunteers
  • Class Volunteer Giving Participation
  • Class Volunteer Attendance

Class Goals

Class goals are set according to the guidelines below. A robust committee of Reunion Volunteers works alongside Vanderbilt staff coordinators to achieve these goals, the outcomes of which allow the class to stay connected with each other and the University, and continue strengthening Vanderbilt for generations to come.

Fundraising Goals are set by evaluating historical data on giving and participation for each class, as well as the performance of previous Reunion classes.

Attendance Goals are set by evaluating the number of alumni and guests who attended past Reunions, the average and maximum attendance for each Reunion class over the past ten years, and how many active classmates are in the class.

Volunteer Goals are set based on class size and the number of volunteers needed to contact 100% of the class. Reunion Chairs are included in the volunteer numbers. Note that "Active Alumni" refers to living alumni with a mailing address on file in our database.