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.
WAYS TO GIVE TO VANDERBILT DIVINITY SCHOOL
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
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!
You can make your online gift recurring by marking that option on this form and returning it.
Appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds
Learn more about Planned Gift opportunities at Vanderbilt to benefit the Divinity School here.
For more information please contact Meagan Burton-Krieger at 615-322-6749 or