Your generosity demonstrates the Volunteer spirit.

UT donors have a life-changing impact on every student, every corner of campus, and every Volunteer. As a small token of our gratitude, we strive to shine a spotlight on those who make Rocky Top special today, and lay the foundation for limitless advancement in the future.

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Loyal Vols

Loyal Vols light the path for future Volunteers with monthly, recurring gifts of any size.

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Tennessee True

Recognizing UT’s generous supporters who have given two or more consecutive years to any area of campus.

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Chancellor’s Circle

Chancellor’s Circle members provide the flexible funds that enable the university to quickly respond to new opportunities, fill gaps, and advance new priorities.

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Torchbearer Society

Torchbearer Society members have invested $1 million or more in cash gifts to help better the university.

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Dean’s Circle, by College

Colleges across UT Knoxville honor those who make leadership annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

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Family Leadership Society

The Family Leadership Society recognizes parents of UT students who go above and beyond to make a philanthropic commitment to the university.

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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.