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Dioscesan Gifts Put Wind in Sails for Seminary Relocation

As of October 2017, eight owning dioceses have made campaign commitments: Alabama, Arkansas, Atlanta, East Tennessee, Tennessee, Texas, Upper South Carolina, and Western Louisiana. With about $6 million already committed to the building from all sources, the University is calling on all owning dioceses to make an investment in the future of the Church.

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Flowers for Ashley: Gift to the Herbarium Remembers one of Sewanee's Bright Lights

Dr. William Arthur Block, C’88, P’13, and Teri O. Block, P’13, have established an endowment in memory of their daughter, Ashley Block, C'13 to support the Sewanee Herbarium, a library of plant species from the Cumberland Plateau that was originally assembled by Professor George Ramseur and is now lovingly cataloged and updated by Associate Curator Mary Priestley and Professor of Biology Jon Evans.

Engel Scholarship Puts Focus on Rural Appalachian Achievement

A gift from the Engel Family Foundation is the first step in creating a recruiting and mentoring program for rural students within a 40 mile radius of Sewanee. In establishing a scholarship, the family has charged the University with building a program that supports local students and allows them to form networks. 

Village Plans are Strategic Move to Enrich the Sewanee Experience

Terrell Harrigan, P’15, and Elliott Harrigan, C’78, P’15, are key donors in the University's efforts to enrich the Sewanee experience. A Regent, Harrigan has supported the Sewanee Inn, wayfinding, and the Village project. All these are connected to the University's strategic planning to improve certain parts of the campus with an eye toward placemaking the will support admissions, advancement, and recruitment of faculty and staff.  

Lombard and Everett Puri

Puri Family Gifts to Multiple Campaign Pillars Come from the Heart

Lombard Puri, P’20 and Everett Puri, C’82, P’20, and a member of Sewanee’s Board of Regents, have made a gift to each of the pillars of the Stronger Truer Sewanee Campaign. 

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#TigerTuesday raises more than $643,000 in one day

On Tuesday, May 9, Sewanee hosted its first-ever one-day giving challenge—#TigerTuesday—and engaged the University family around the world. The event raised an unprecedented $643,285 for the Sewanee Fund from 1,943 generous donors.

“This historic event began thanks to the generosity of two alumni who came together to inspire the University family to support the Sewanee Fund,” said Whitney Franklin, director of the Sewanee Fund. “The donors offered to match the first $150,000 in gifts and to provide an additional $50,000 if at least 1,500 donors made a gift by the end of the day.”

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.