1. Update your alumni profile on VUconnect.
Reconnect with classmates, submit family or career news, upload your résumé, access exclusive job listings and advanced search engines for more targeted networking and more. Connect here.
2. Follow Owen on social networking sites.
3. Help attract great students to Owen.
Attend an admissions event in your city <link XXX calendar Closing Bell events>. Refer a prospective student to admissions: email, call 615.322.6469 or complete this form for an Executive MBA application or this form for an MBA candidate. We’ll be excited to follow up!
4. Serve as an Alumni Council Representative for your class.
The Alumni Council enhances communications among classes by spreading the word about upcoming events, opportunities for alumni involvement and encouraging class giving participation. Contact Chandler MacDonald by email or call 615.322.4760 for more information.
5. Hire Owen students.
Post internship or job opportunities for current students or alumni. Contact the Career Management Center: email or call 615.322.4069.
6. Share your expertise.
Present to a class or club, assist with mock interviews or help students network within your industry. Contact the Career Management Center: email or call 615.322.4069 or contact Erik Kahill, Associate Dean Development and Alumni Relations.
7. Make a financial gift.
Your gift, regardless of its size, helps fund important research, scholarships and improvements that strengthen the value of your degree. For more information, click here or email Erik Kahill, Associate Dean Development and Alumni Relations directly at 615.343.4072.
8. Participate in an Owen event in your region.
Whether it is helping to organize a Closing Bell, or attending a dinner with prospective students, there are a number of ways to get involved with the Owen community near you. To learn more about what is going on in your area, click here <link calendar- Alumni events>, contact the Alumni Relations office at 615.343.4072 or email Erik Kahill.
9. Attend Owen Reunion.
Reunite with your classmates in the spring and reminisce about your Owen experiences. Click here <link to Calendar- Alumni Weekend detail> for available details on this year’s festivities.
10. Enrich your career.
To take advantage of Owen’s career management services and to receive coaching and advice, click here. Or, attend an executive development class at a 25% discount.
When you’re ready to make a donation, just select the option that’s most convenient for you.
By Mail: Please include this form with your check or credit card payment.
Mail your gift to:
Owen Graduate School of Management
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727
By Phone: Call us at 615.322.0815.
Electronic Bank Draft: To set up an electronic bank draft, call 1.866.882.FUND (3863) or use our printable electronic bank draft form.
Stocks and Securities: To request information on transferring gifts of stocks and securities, click here or call 615.875.1155.
Corporate Matching: Find out if your company matches gifts and learn more information here.
Planned Giving: Learn more about planned giving opportunities (like a bequest or life insurance designation) by clicking here or by calling 615.322.6467.
However you choose to make your gift, thank you!
The Owen Circle recognizes leadership-level annual gifts. Donations from this exceptional, engaged group of alumni, parents and friends enable us to meet Owen’s emerging needs and challenges, create innovative programs and fund new opportunities for growth.
Owen Circle Recognition Levels
- Recent Graduate Member: $1,000
- Member: $2,500
- Benefactor: $5,000
- Dean's Circle: $10,000
- Cornelius Vanderbilt: $25,000 and above
Owen Annual Giving
Your support of the Annual Fund benefits these three areas of greatest need:
- Student scholarships: Your gift affords Owen the capability to attract and recruit the best and brightest students, which is critical to the school's success.
- Faculty: Thanks to your generosity, Owen is able to recruit and retain world-class faculty and fund research, professional development and exceptional teaching inside and outside of the classroom.
- Student programs and initiatives: You help make possible programs such as the Leadership Development Program, job placement services through the Career Management Center and immersion learning trips.
Why Your Annual Fund Gift is Important:
Tuition contributes just over half of Owen's operating budget each year. Annual giving helps bridge the gap between tuition revenues and the full cost of an Owen education.
Your annual gift serves as a vote of confidence in Owen that helps raise our reputation among peer institutions, makes us more attractive to potential students and increases the value of your degree.
How You Benefit From Your Annual Fund Gift:
The most important benefit of giving to the Owen Annual Fund is the knowledge that your gift helps maintain the quality of an Owen education. Your support is a vehicle through which you can enhance your connection to Owen while also strengthening its visibility and prestige worldwide.
Individuals who give at leadership levels will be recognized through membership in the Owen Circle, our donor society. In addition, individuals who give each and every year will be recognized through the Oak Leaf Society, Vanderbilt's loyalty society.
And did we mention that your gift is tax deductible?