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Owen Graduate School Giving

What counts as a Reunion gift?

When you participate in Reunion giving, you're adding to the cumulative generosity of generations of Owen alumni. Gifts of all sizes help ensure that today's students have the same incredible experience that you had. With a gift, you also put your class closer to achieving its Reunion fundraising goals.

Any outright gift (cash or securities), matching company gift, payment on a pledge or new multiyear pledge made between July 1, 2016, and December 31, 2017, will count toward the Reunion class giving total and participation rate. To be counted in Reunion 2017 participation totals, the gift or first pledge payment must be received by December 31, 2017. The full value of the pledge will be included in Reunion 2017 dollar totals.

Vanderbilt recognizes its most loyal donors with membership in the Oak Leaf Society. Membership is attained after the second year of consecutive giving. Learn more about the Oak Leaf Society, including information about buying back years.

Most Reunion gifts are unrestricted to Owen's Annual Fund, allowing the dean to meet the school's most pressing and immediate needs. However, you are also welcome to designate your gift to the area of Owen that matters most to you – to a student organization that meant a lot to you as a student or a scholarship fund that changes the lives of current students.

Thank you for supporting Owen Graduate School of Management!

Make a one-time gift -- click here

Make a five-year pledge -- click here


Join the Owen Circle

The Owen Circle recognizes leadership level annual gifts to Owen. Donations from this engaged group enable Dean Johnson to meet the school’s emerging needs and challenges, create innovative programs and fund new opportunities for growth. Alumni can join the Owen Circle with a minimum gift of $2,500 (alumni from the Classes of 2006–2015 can join with a minimum gift of $1,000).

As an Owen Circle member, you will receive a discounted rate for Reunion.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts also count for the Classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982 and 1987. These most commonly come in the form of a bequest within a person’s will. Planned gifts also include life income gifts, like charitable gift trusts, and gifts in which a donor names Vanderbilt as a beneficiary to an IRA plan or a life insurance policy. Individuals that make a planned gift to Vanderbilt will become members of the Sarratt Society. For more information, email Anthony Barclay or call (615) 936-5518.

Questions about Reunion giving?

Please contact Lauren Brown at (615) 322-6273.