JOHN INGRAM

JOHN INGRAM

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

For over 15 years, John Ingram has followed in the generous tradition of the entire Ingram family by donating his time and resources as chairman of the Shape the Future campaign for Vanderbilt Athletics, affirming his role in the direction of the entire athletics department. A former graduate student at Vanderbilt and the son of former University Board of Trust Chairs Bronson and Martha Ingram, John Ingram has helped drive numerous athletic projects. Ingram has played a vital role in the facility upgrades to Vanderbilt Stadium, McGugin Center, Memorial Gymnasium and Hawkins Field that have helped Vanderbilt become more competitive in the athletics-rich Southeastern Conference. His Athletics fundraising interests go beyond facilities. In 2006, John played a key role in an effort to raise $25 million for athletics endowment, a goal that has been achieved. He is also a tireless advocate for Commodore student-athletes and coaches. John’s door is always open to former student-athletes after they leave Vanderbilt seeking his advice and counsel in the business world.

  • Graduated from Princeton with B.A. in English in 1984
  • Received M.B.A. from Owen Graduate School of Management in 1986
  • Chairman of Ingram Industries Inc. Board of Directors since April 2008
  • Chairman of Ingram Content Group
  • Chaired the Shape the Future Campaign for Vanderbilt Athletics (2000-2011)
  • Member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust
  • Affiliated with Board of Trust’s Athletics, Executive, Audit and Medical Center Affairs Committees
  • 2000-2001 National Association of Athletic Development Directors University Division Donor of the Year
  • Established numerous endowment funds throughout the University including the Medical Center, Peabody, Owen, and Athletics
  • Member of search committee that selected Nicholas Zeppos as school’s eighth chancellor
  • Chairman of capital campaign for Currey Ingram Academy