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Ways to Support Divinity

The Season for Giving

When you make a gift to Vanderbilt University 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 Schoo lgives the dean flexibility in allocating fundsto 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.


Outright Gifts

Outright gifts tothe Divinity School are gifts that make an immediate impact! An outright gift may be composed of any asset of value:outright cash, personal checks, money orders made payable to Vanderbilt Divinity School, or cashier's checks and be mailed to:

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

Important information about cash gifts

You can deduct cash gifts from your income in the year they are donated, up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. You can claim any excess over the following five years with the same annual limitation.

  • Example: For a donor in the 28% income tax bracket, the net cost of a $10,000 cash gift would be only $7,200 becuase your taxes would be reduced by $2,800 ~ yet the full $10,000 would benefit Vanderbilt Divinity School

Online Gifts

The simplest and easiest gifts you can make are with your debit or credit card. Check here to make a gift online. It's quick, secure, and your online gift will also be put to work faster!

Recurring Gifts

You can make a recurring gift via credit card by marking the monthly payment option on this form and returning it to the address listed at the bottom of the form. If you would like to set up an electronic bank draft, please call 1-866-882-FUND (3863) or fill out this form , list “Vanderbilt Divinity School” as the designation and return it.

To request information on transferring gifts of stocks and securities, use this information request form or you can email for more information.

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.

Your gift enables our students to discover the possibilities of theological education and embrace
prophetic lives of ministry and service.
Many thanks for your continued interest and support of
Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion.
For more information please contact Meagan Burton-Krieger at 615-322-6749 or