January 31, 2003

Vanderbilt raises $800,000 in Community Giving Campaign

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The new device will be placed throughout the main towers of VUH by the end of February and in all other areas during the following two months. (photo by Dana Johnson)

The numbers for the 2002 Vanderbilt Community Giving Campaign are in and the Medical Center and University raised more than $800,000 for the Nashville community.

Each fall, the campaign is held to raise money and awareness for a variety of charities in Middle Tennessee, such as United Way, Community Shares, and Community Heath Charities of Tennessee.

“This year’s campaign had its share of challenges in light of the economy,” said James Hudnut-Beumler, dean of the Divinity School and chair of the 2002 campaign. “However, I am thrilled to say that because of the outpouring of generosity from thousands of Vanderbilt employees, we exceeded expectations.

“I am grateful literally thousands of you made a donation to community giving this year.”