Giving to the Library

To learn more about giving to the Heard Library system, please contact:

emily maggart

Emily Maggart
Director of Development,
Vanderbilt Libraries
(615) 322-8976


Giving Opportunities

Events and Publications

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.

Give to the Library

Your support benefits the entire Heard Library system, which consists of:


Heard Society

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