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Because Vols Help Vols.

By supporting the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, you are changing lives. Your generosity ensures hardworking Volunteers are able to achieve their dreams. Your support creates a better future for our Volunteer community through exceptional student experiences, access to expert faculty, top-ranked academic programs, and enhanced learning environments.

We are grateful for your thoughtful demonstration of the Volunteer spirit.

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Your Impact

Brian Broyles
Giving, News

Meet Brian Broyles

This year, Brian Broyles assumed leadership of the Division of Advancement, overseeing philanthropic initiatives and alumni engagement at UT.
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UT Success Academy students on a program trip to Puerto Rico
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Cultivating Community on Rocky Top

The UT Success Academy is improving student retention and changing lives on Rocky Top. With continued investment it will increase opportunity and success for students for years to come.
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Ellie Warchus-Simms and Devan Lane walk through the hallways of the
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Alumni Gifts Create New Career Programming for College of Communication and Information Students

An Office for Career Development exists for the first time now in the College of Communication and Information thanks to the generous support of CCI alumna Suzanne Sackleh (’89).
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Azaria Boyd stands in front of a butterfly mural on a brick wall
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The Color Orange Changed My Life

Because of scholarships, Azaria Boyd (Class of 2024) has been able to pursue hands-on learning opportunities, internships, summer jobs, and study abroad experiences through UT.
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Joe Exum
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Exum Lights the Way for His West Tennessee Home

Joe H. Exum Sr. (’52, ’77) and his 96 years have been dedicated to the communities that made him.
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Connor Fox
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Connor Fox Finds His Big Orange Welcome

Sophomore Connor Fox found his home on Rocky Top thanks to donor- and alumni-supported programs and opportunities like Ignite. Now he’s making an impact.
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David and Vickie Rigby
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David Rigby (’67) Establishes Scholarship Endowment in Memory of His Late Wife

By Yvonne Ratledge (Class of 2024) Had I not gone to the University of Tennessee, I would not have had the exciting and rewarding career that I’ve had. I want to give that same opportunity to a student in a similar position as Vickie. David Rigby (’67) In 1982, Vickie passed away after a courageous …
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Loyal to a T, a Power T

When Loyal Vols Come Together, It Ignites Something Greater than Their Sum Ryan Sowell (’11) didn’t know how he was going to find $25,000. But when one of his former UT professors had a health scare, he knew it needed to happen. Sowell visited the recovering professor emeritus, David Schumann, and left with a newfound …
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Funding Washington Fellows for the Emerging Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs

Georgiana Vines had encounters with Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. (for whom the Baker School is named) throughout her journalistic career. Vines developed an interest in politics and journalism as a student, even successfully running for a campus-level office, and it launched a career that carried her to the Knoxville News Sentinel. She retired after …
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