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Giving to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Thank you for your interest in giving to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center accepts donations of any amount either online or with our printable mail-in form. Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees may also choose automatic payroll deductions.
Giving By Mail
Donating in Memory or Honor - Offering a tribute gift is a very special way to pay respects to or honor friends or family members. We will send an acknowledgement letter to you and to the honoree or his or her family to let them know of your generosity.
Donating toward Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants - Through gifts and volunteer resources, donors help advance groundbreaking research in human development.
You can easily make your contribution by choosing options in the left column.
Making an Impact...
Each year, gift contributions from individuals and organizations help to fuel the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's mission by allowing it to expand its research, training, clinical services, and more.
Funding vision and needs:
- Discovery Grants to fund novel research
- Ongoing operational support for vital service programs like the VKC Reading Clinic and summer camp programs
How Giving Helps Change Lives
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council members serve as community champions on behalf of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Council members ensure the Center's success by providing input regarding community needs and concerns.
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