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School of Nursing Reunion Giving


For more than 100 years, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been educating health care professionals, educators and leaders. Today VUSN is among the nation’s elite nursing schools—it should come as no surprise that U.S. News & World Report recently announced rankings for 2019 and our DNP program placed at No. 11 on the list and the MSN program ranked No. 14. Additionally, six VUSN specialties were named to the nation's Top 10 programs.

When you participate in Reunion giving, you’re adding to the legacy of generations of Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumni. Gifts of all sizes help ensure that today’s students are able to continue pushing the VUSN status to greater heights. Your gift will also put your class closer to achieving its Reunion fundraising goals.

Vanderbilt also recognizes donors of $2,500 or more with membership in the Julia Hereford Society. Learn more about the Julia Hereford Society.

A Reunion is a special time to look back at your time at Vanderbilt and all that has happened since. Honor that life—changing piece of your history by giving to celebrate your School of Nursing Reunion. 

What counts as a Reunion gift?

Any outright gift (cash or securities), matching company gift, payment on a pledge or new multi-year pledge made to the School of Nursing between July 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019, will count toward the Reunion class giving total and participation rate. Also, planned gifts (e.g., documented bequests) count for the Classes of 1989, 1984 1979, 1974, 1969 and all Quinqs.

The total amount of a multi-year pledge counts in the overall class total. For example, if you pledge $2,500 per
year for five years, the total pledge of $12,500 will be counted in your class Reunion gift total.

Do gifts to other areas of Vanderbilt count?

Only gifts, pledges, and planned gifts to the School of Nursing count in participation and giving totals. Giving to the School of Nursing Annual Fund is encouraged, but you may designate your gift or pledge to any existing School of Nursing fund.

Other ways to give

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

Stocks and securities
Please click here to view information on transferring gifts of stocks and securities.
Please email Debbie Ton , associate director of gift processing, or call (615) 875-1155 with any questions.

Planned gifts
Learn more about planned giving opportunities here or call (615) 343-3113.

Matching gifts
Many employers have matching gift programs that could double or even triple your gift. Learn more about matching gifts or call (866) 882-FUND (3863)

Current Standings

Class Year Amount
Number of
Quinqs $106,809 89 24%
1969 $114,420 8 24%
1974--BSN $6,925 12 12%
1974--MSN $925 4 18%
1979--BSN $1,020 7 7%
1979--MSN $1,660 10 19%
1984--BSN $1,195 11 9%
1984--MSN $0 0 0%
1989--BSN $35 1 2%
1989--MSN $175 4 5%
1994--MSN $395 8 5%
1999--MSN $3,660 7 3%
2004--MSN $13,335 7 3%
2009--MSN $3,361 10 3%
2014--MSN $741 9 2%
2014--DNP $500 1 2%
Total $252,107 185 8%

 Updated January 14, 2019

Questions about Reunion giving?

Andrea Zink
Office of Annual Giving
Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach
(615) 936-0247