Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Giving to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

"With all of us working together, we are now poised to make even greater discoveries that positively impact people with disabilities ."
- Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.

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Give Online or by Mail

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center accepts donations of any amount either online or with our printable mail-in form. Vanderbilt employees may also choose automatic payroll deductions.

Donations in Memory or Honor

Offering a tribute gift is a very special way to pay respects to or honor friends or family members. See options on the mail-in or online giving forms.

We will send an acknowledgement letter to you and to the honoree or his or her family to let them know of your generosity.

Join the Nicholas Hobbs Society

Through gifts and volunteer resources, Nicholas Hobbs Society members advance groundbreaking research in human development.

Committed to Inclusive Postsecondary Education—Carol Henderson

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Read how Carol Henderson supported inclusive education for students with disabilities.




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.

Read how others have contributed

Funding vision and needs:

  • Endowed Chairs for senior researchers
  • Endowment for major research programs
  • Discovery Grants to fund novel research
  • Scholarships to support clinics, as well as recreation and arts programs
  • Ongoing operational support

Leadership Council

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.

See Also...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

Other Links and Resources

  • Team William
    Charity organization raises money to create scholarships for children with Down syndrome at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic.

Printable Materials and Resources

News Releases and Media Mentions