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Contribution Opportunities



Your gift enhances our ability to provide a safe space on campus to build Jewish community and support our students as they explore their Jewish identities.

If you have any questions about making a gift to Vanderbilt Hillel, please contact Shannon Small 

Ways to Give

Donate by check:

Please make your check payable to: Vanderbilt Hillel

Mail your check to:

Vanderbilt Hillel

2421 Vanderbilt Place

Nashville, TN 37212


Donate through your Donor Advised Fund:

If you have a donor advised fund you can make your grant recommendation to Vanderbilt Hillel using our

Tax ID: # 62-6073391





Corporate Matching Gifts

Corporate Matching Gifts are an easy way to double or even triple your donation to Vanderbilt Hillel. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in the personal philanthropy of their employees. Simply obtain a matching gift form from your employer’s personnel office and fill it out, listing Vanderbilt Hillel as the charity organization.

Other Ways to Give

Stock or Securities

Provide your stock broker or accountant with Vanderbilt Hillel’s Tax ID #62-6073391


Gifts by Bequest

To leave a charitable gift in your will or revocable living trust, you simply include a clause that directs a gift be made to Vanderbilt Hillel. You can leave a specific dollar amount, a set percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate. If you already have a will, you can add a charitable bequest with a supplement, called a codicil. Or, if it’s time to update your will, you can include a gift to Vanderbilt Hillel in your updated will.


General or Specific Bequest

You can make a general bequest to help provide for the most critical needs at the time the money is received. Or you can make a bequest to provide a gift to our Endowment Fund, which is housed at the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville, where your gift is invested so you can provide a permanent annual source of income for Vanderbilt Hillel into the future.


IRAs and Retirement Plans

If you are age 70½ or older, there is greater flexibility with making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA. Under certain circumstances it may be advantageous to name Vanderbilt Hillel as the beneficiary of an Individual Retirement Account or your employer’s pension plan. Doing this may benefit you and your heirs. You retain control of these funds during your lifetime. At your death, these funds, if left to Vanderbilt Hillel, qualify for a charitable deduction and, thus, may save on estate taxes. Please speak with your tax advisor about new opportunities


Gift of Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance can be made through a new or existing policy by the donor designating Vanderbilt Hillel as the owner and beneficiary. The donor receives an income tax deduction for the value of the policy when the gift is made and income tax deductions for future premium payments each year.

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