January 26, 2001

Community Giving Campaign sets new record with $780,000

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Chancellor E. Gordon Gee presents Dr. Lonnie Burnett, campaign chair, a present for chairing this year’s Community Giving Campaign. Raising more than $780,000, Vanderbilt employees helped break last year’s giving amount. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Raising more than $780,000, University and Medical Center employees helped set a new record for the Vanderbilt Community Giving Campaign. Last year’s record amount was $760,000 for the annual campaign.

The record for the most donations of $1,000 or more was also broken. This year 213 people gave at this level.

Addressing the crowd at a victory celebration last week, Dr. Lonnie Burnett, chairman of this year’s campaign, thanked everyone involved.

“I want to extend my thanks to all of the people in your departments who gave in the campaign,” said Burnett, Frances and John C. Burch Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Together, Vanderbilt University and Medical Center employees’ support makes a tremendous difference for people in need in our community.”

Vanderbilt Chancellor E. Gordon Gee then thanked all the employees who participated to make this year’s campaign a success. “Vanderbilt is truly a wonderful place,” he said. “On behalf of all 16,000 employees, I say thank you.”

Money raised from the campaign benefits three partner federations in Tennessee: Community Health Charities of Tennessee; Community Shares; and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.