McGugin Society

Recognizing Vanderbilt Athletics’ most generous donors.

About the McGugin Society

The McGugin Society is a new leadership giving society created to recognize Vanderbilt’s most generous athletics donors. As the premier membership level of the National Commodore Club, the McGugin Society includes donors who make commitments to any area of Athletics, including the Athletics General Fund, sport-specific excellence funds, capital projects and endowed scholarships.

The society is named in honor of Dan McGugin, Vanderbilt football coach from 1904 to 1934. He holds the record for most wins of any coach in Vanderbilt football history and was recognized for his coaching innovations by being inducted into the inaugural class of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.

Philanthropic support from McGugin Society members makes a direct impact on our 350+ student-athletes, our coaches and our programs, in addition to strengthening the future of Vanderbilt Athletics. Members of the McGugin Society receive access to exclusive experiences, Vanderbilt gear, ticketing and seating benefits, invitations to special events and access to hospitality spaces, among other benefits. For more information about the McGugin Society, please contact the National Commodore Club at 615-322-4114.

McGugin Society Membership Levels and Benefits

Annual Gifts and/or Active Pledge Commitments to Vanderbilt AthleticsStar VAnchorAll-AmericanChampionLegend
$50,000$100,000$250,000$500,000$1,000,000
Tax deduction (to the extent allowed by law)IncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Invitation to select NCC events and sport-specific eventsIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Exclusive Vanderbilt Athletics gearIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Opportunity for enhanced tickets and parkingIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Complimentary parking**1122**3**
Access to hospitality space(s)+22446
Personalized VIP experienceIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded

Threshold is $50,000+ annually (cash in) or $50,000 pledged up to five years. McGugin Society is not limited to capital projects; cash or pledges can be combined to any Athletics designation. Benefits can change and will be evaluated annually. **McGugin Society donors will receive complimentary reserved parking for football, men’s basketball and baseball. Number of parking passes is determined by McGugin Society level and availability. +McGugin Society donors will receive exclusive access to hospitality spaces for football, men’s basketball and baseball. Number of access passes is determined by McGugin Society level. Hospitality spaces are under review before each season and subject to change. For additional parking assistance, please contact the National Commodore Club.