Where to Give


UT faculty are pioneers in their fields, engaging students in solving the world’s grand challenges. We are committed to recruiting and retaining top faculty, who inspire our students and shape the world at-large with their research and expertise.

Support Faculty
UT faculty members
Endowments supporting faculty salaries and research vary based on the size of the gift or pledge.

Faculty Awards: $100–$499,999

Professorships: $500,000–$999,999

Distinguished Professorships: $1,000,000–$1,999,999

Faculty Chairs: $2,000,000+

Dean’s Chairs: $3,000,000+

Gifts to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are processed by the UT Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is the preferred channel for all private contributions that benefit students and faculty at the University of Tennessee. Learn more.