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Ways to Get Involved

Alumnus Nancy Hawthorne


Below are just a few of the volunteer opportunities offered at the Divinity School: 

  • Host an alumni/ae event in your city
  • Contribute a story to the VDS Voices blog 
  • Participate in our Alumni/ae Instagram Takeover Day
  • Assist our office with collecting new career and contact information from fellow alumni/ae
  • Refer an applicant or attend an admissions fair in your city
  • Mentor a current student

For more information, email  Addie Sullivan or call (615) 343-7819. 

Attend an event

We invite you to come back to campus to attend one of the many events presented at the Divinity School throughout the academic year. It's the perfect way to reconnect with faculty members and fellow alumni/ae. From community breakfasts to guest panels to faculty lectures, there is something for everyone. Visit our event calendar for more information. View past lectures on our YouTube page. 

Nominate an alumnus/a

Divinity School and GDR alumni/ae are encouraged to nominate a deserving alumnus/a for the annual Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. The 2017 nomination period is now closed. We will announce this year's recipients in the fall. Learn more about past recipients of the award. 

Make a Gift

When you  make a gift  to the Divinity School, you enable our students to discover the possibilities of theological education and embrace prophetic lives of ministry and service. 

Divinity Class Gift

Divinity Class Gift provides the graduating class an opportunity to show their appreciation for the education they have received, the experiences they have had, and the memories they have created during their time at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Graduating students continue the long tradition of alumni support at VDS and help ensure that the students who follow in their footsteps are met with the same excellent educational experience and collegial environment that they had.

100% of funds raised go to support the Divinity School Annual Fund, which provides unrestricted support for the core mission of the Divinity School, with a priority on student financial assistance.

Pay it forward with a gift of any size!

  • Make your gift online
  • Give cash or write a check by filling out the Class Gift Form and giving it, along with your donation to Andrea Zink at an event or send via the mail instructions on the Form.

The Class of 2017 Gift Committee asks all VDS graduating class members to make your gift to VDS before June 30, 2017 to be included in participation and giving totals.