Commons and village to promote joyful common life
Visitors to the Sewanee campus have already noticed significant changes to the physical reality of the campus, made possible by gifts to the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign. A magnificent Sewanee Inn is welcoming visitors who come to do business with the University or just want a wonderful place to spend the weekend. Athletic fields, equipped with new turf, are allowing students to compete on state-of-the-art facilities. New residence halls are accommodating a growing student body.
Make a Transforming Difference
The School of Theology is about to embark on a new and exciting prospect—a move back to the heart of the central campus. Hear students, faculty, and staff articulate the many benefits and explain what it will mean for the School, the University, and The Episcopal Church as a whole.
Vice-Chancellor announces capital campaign to the Board of Trustees
On Oct. 7, at the meeting of the Board of Trustees, Vice-Chancellor John McCardell announced a $250 million fundraising campaign. Stronger Truer Sewanee—The Campaign for the University of the South is the most ambitious in Sewanee’s history.
To date, more than $175 million (70 percent of the goal) has already been raised.
Building Your Own Tools
SUMMA is the brainchild of the the Reverend Christoph Keller III (father of Christoph Keller, C’08), an Episcopal priest and theologian currently serving as interim dean and rector of Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock. SUMMA offers high school students tools for reasoning and in-depth knowledge of the Christian theological tradition. Begun as a pilot project in Little Rock, the program is now expanding nationally through the Beecken Programs Center at the School of Theology.
McAllen Scholarship Continues to Support Seminarians
The receipt of a $100,000 gift to the School of Theology from Robert McAllen in December 2014 doubles the value of an incentive scholarship that the School awards annually to a master of divinity student. This gift continues the family legacy of giving that was begun by Dr. C. McAllen in 2008.
New Building and Location Will Support Continued Expansion of the School of Theology
In 1984, the School of Theology moved from St. Luke’s Hall in the center of campus to a space formerly occupied by the Sewanee Military Academy. In June 2015, the Board of Regents of the University of the South approved the plan to move the School of Theology back to central campus. This move is hailed for not only locating the School closer to much-needed resources, but also bringing a major part of the University’s Episcopal tradition back to the heart of the institution.
If you are interested in a gift that goes beyond current-use dollars, named endowed internship funds begin at the $100,000 level. Named endowed scholarship funds begin at the $150,000 level for the College and $75,000 for the School of Theology.