Giving to the Library
Gifts to Jean and Alexander Heard Library support the learning and research needs of the entire Vanderbilt community. Your contributions make a true difference, allowing us to invest in things like new electronic and print content and to create inviting spaces for our students, faculty and community.
Your support benefits the entire Heard Library system, which consists of:
The Heard Society recognizes donors who contribute $2,500* or more annually to the Heard Library system. Membership in the Heard Society demonstrates your sincere commitment to the Heard library system and the scholars we serve both today and in the future. Heard Society members receive invitations to lectures, special events and other happenings at the libraries.
Heard Society Giving Levels
$2,500 to $4,999 – Member
*For Vanderbilt alumni who graduated within the last 10 years, the threshold for this level is $1,000.
$5,000 to $9,999 – Benefactor
$10,000 to $24,999 – Dean’s Circle
$25,000 and above – Cornelius Vanderbilt