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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

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A New Standard for the New College of Music, With Support by Retired Faculty

November 20, 2023 By Brooks Clark Last spring Natalie L. Haslam Founding Dean of the College of Music Jeffrey Pappas spoke at the retired faculty luncheon. “We are becoming a college of music because of your legacies. Your students. Their achievements. A tradition of excellence in instruction,” said Pappas. “All we can leave is our …
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11th Annual Big Orange Give Surpasses 11,400 Gifts and Supports Access and Engagement

The Volunteer community once again demonstrated its support for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, during the 11th annual Big Orange Give. Held Nov. 8, the annual day of giving spurred an outpouring of generosity from Volunteers around the globe, with more than 11,400 gifts supporting all areas of the university. Gifts arrived at a rapid …
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New Peyton Manning Scholars Recognized for Academic Excellence and Community Involvement

Peyton Manning and Chancellor Donde Plowman recognize the newest Peyton Manning Scholars. Pictured from left to right are Ellie Housley, Ariel Thompson, Coleman Bain and Ava Foley. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s four newest Peyton Manning Scholars were honored along with their families at an event on Aug. 29 where they met the namesake and …
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Tee Off with Tee Martin Golfers Raise $110K for Knoxville Student Scholarships

Tee Martin (’00) hosted the second Tee Off with Tee Martin Golf Tournament at Avalon Country Club on Friday, June 23, with help from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Office of Alumni Relations and the Chancellor’s Associates in Lenoir City, TN. Tournament golfers raised over $110,000 for last-dollar Tri-Star Scholarships to benefit incoming Knoxville students …
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UT On the Rise with Surging Base of Supporters

More than 67,320 alumni, supporters, and friends of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, rallied in philanthropic support during the 2022-23 fiscal year, surpassing last year’s number of donors and raising more than $264 million in contributions. This record number of donors to the state’s flagship land-grant institution comes at a time when the university has …
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Investing in a Generation of Architects

Jeff (’82) and Marla Gerber give with the clarity, purpose, and vision of true leaders. Vanessa Rosander, a first-generation college student from Cincinnati, Ohio, says “everything clicked” when she first visited UT, and now she’s even more certain of her decision. “This scholarship gives me the opportunity to completely be part of the program. I’ll …
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Tri-Star Scholarship Makes UT Accessible for Deaf Studies Major

Brianna Johnson benefits from the Tri-Star Scholarship Program, which includes 38 Flagship High Schools and expands access to Tennessee’s flagship land-grant university. Brianna Johnson’s journey to UT began at West Creek High School in Clarksville, Tennessee, which is one of 38 Flagship High Schools throughout the state. She earned a Flagship Scholarship through her academics …
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Creating a Legacy of Giving

The Mossman Distinguished Lecture Series was established as the result of a generous legacy gift from the late Ken and Blaire Mossman, who met at UT in 1968 while pursuing their degrees. Ken Mossman earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in health physics and radiation biology through the Institute of Radiation Biology, a joint program …
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SmartBank Funds Tri-Star Scholarship for Sevier County High School Students

SmartBank, headquartered in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has proudly partnered with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to fund and establish a Tri-Star Scholarship for Tennessee students to attend UT. As part of the Tri-Star Scholarship Program, this scholarship endowment will help advance UT’s commitment to provide in-state students an affordable, high-quality education. SmartBank’s recent gift specifically …
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