Canby Robinson Society (main)

Because Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a nonprofit organization, philanthropy is essential to maintaining our role as a leader in personalized health care. Donor support is necessary to fulfill all areas of our mission from our researchers who pursue ideas that can lead to life-changing discoveries, to our residents and fellows who receive expert training and our health care teams who provide compassionate, specialized care to patients.

The Canby Robinson Society honors and encourages those who provide annual support at the leadership level for the health care, discovery research and professional training programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. George Canby Robinson, MD, was dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the 1920s and oversaw the design of a new Medical Center building with teaching, patient care and research capabilities under one roof. This culture of collaboration remains a hallmark of the Medical Center today.

Recognition for Donating

We are grateful for those who choose to make gifts to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The Canby Robinson Society recognizes donors making annual contributions at the leadership level to any area of the Medical Center. Recognition of CRS membership includes:

  • Special parking access decal*
  • VUMC Reporter weekly news publication
  • Monthly VUMC Development e-newsletter 
  • Hope, Momentum and Vanderbilt Medicine magazines
  • Invitation to our annual donor recognition event

*Parking decals for Tennessee residents are sent yearly. Please call 615-936-3668 with any questions.


We’re happy to help with your questions or to update your contact information.

Delani Pecchioli
3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37203-1197

For information about Canby Robinson Legacy Circle, click here.