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Ways to Support Divinity

Giving to Vanderbilt Divinity School

Your gift to the Divinity School enables our students to discover the possibilities of theological education and embrace prophetic lives of ministry and service. Thank you for your continued interest and support of Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion.

Types of gifts

When you make a gift to the Divinity School, you have tremendous flexibility in choosing how to make your gift and in determining how the funds will be used.

  • Unrestricted gifts to the Divinity School gives the dean flexibility in allocating funds to meet the greatest need - student scholarships. A gift designated as unrestricted is used to fund theological education at Vanderbilt by providing financial aid for our students.
  • Restricted gifts to the Divinity School are gifts that are directed/ designated to a specific program, scholarship fund, or a department chair. A designated gift allows the donor to enjoy the satisfaction of supporting a program that is personally meaningful to them and their relationship with the Divinity School.

Ways to Give 


Give online now.  

By Phone

To inquire by phone, call 1-866-882-FUND (3863). 

By Mail

To mail your gift, print our giving form to include with your check, credit card payment or money order (made payable to Vanderbilt Divinity School), and send to: 

Vanderbilt University
Gift Processing Office
PMB 407727
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727

Electronic Bank Draft

If you would like to set up an electronic bank draft, please call 1-866-882-FUND (3863) or use this printable form. Please remember to list “Vanderbilt Divinity School” as the designation. 

Stocks and Securities

To request information on transferring gifts of stocks and securities, please email or call (615) 875-1155. 

Planned Gifts

Learn more about Planned Gift opportunities at Vanderbilt to benefit the Divinity School.

Matching Gifts

Many employers have matching gift programs that could double or even triple your gift. Learn more about matching gifts here.

Additional Information

For more information about giving to the Divinity School, please email us or call (615) 322-4205.