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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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Peyton Manning Scholars Lauded for Academic Excellence and Character

The four newest Peyton Manning Scholars at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, met at Neyland Stadium with the namesake and benefactor of their scholarship before the Nov. 12 home football game against the University of Missouri. First-year students Alice Grace Beavers, Addie Heehs, Tyler Porter and Jahneulie Weste were honored by Chancellor Donde Plowman for …
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10th Annual Big Orange Give Tops 10,500 Gifts and Supports Students In-Need

The Volunteer community rallied around the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the 10th year in a row during Big Orange Give, UT’s annual day of giving held November 10, 2022. More than 10,500 gifts were contributed by Volunteers from around the world who picked the area of campus most meaningful to them to support. Many …
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A Philanthropic Force Sustains the Smith Global Leadership Scholars Program

Alumni and supporters back future international business leaders GLS ’23 cohort visiting Edinburgh Castle in Scotland during study abroad semester. For first-generation college student Kaiya Moore (’23), scholarships enabled a life-changing experience in London as part of the Greg and Lisa Smith Global Leadership Scholars program (GLS), the oldest signature honors program of UT’s Haslam …
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Vols of Honor Scholarship Endowment to Support Families of the Fallen

There is no price to be put on the death of a loved one, especially when that life is cut short in the service of the nation. Those fallen leave behind children, parents, wives, and husbands, all of whom lose precious time shared with their family member. That’s why the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has …
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Inspiring the Next Generation

A need-based scholarship helped Natalie Pierce Griffey (’14, ’15) on her path to two UT degrees. Make a Gift Natalie Pierce Griffey (’14, ‘15) remembers the moment she learned she would receive a Regal Scholarship. “Getting the notification was such a big deal,” she says. “You got a letter, and it took a minute to …
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Building a Second Home on Rocky Top. The Diane Cudahy Legacy

  Just over a month before her 80th birthday in September, Diane Cudahy (’89, ’96) received a unique gift—a scholarship named in her honor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ramzi Abukhadra (’87), whom Cudahy had employed at the International House (I-House) during her 10 years as its director, surprised her with a certificate announcing …
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New Croley Nursing Building Breaks Ground

Students, faculty and staff, alumni, and friends gathered on Monday afternoon as ground was broken for the new Croley Nursing Building at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “The Croley Nursing Building will make a great impact on the University of Tennessee,” said Victoria Niederhauser, dean and Sara Rosenbalm Croley Endowed Dean’s Chair of the college. …
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New Program to Support Student Veterans

A first-of-its-kind program to support incoming student veterans is launching this fall at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Developed by the university’s Veterans Success Center within the Division of Student Success and made possible by generous donations from the Pilot Foundation and the Boyd Foundation, the Veteran Impact Program will provide around 30 new students …
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Alum Deborah Woolley Creates Endowed Scholarship for Land Grant Films

When Deborah Woolley (’70) first saw the Land Grant Films work started by Nick Geidner, School of Journalism & Electronic Media associate professor, she knew it was something special. “He really taught me a lot about what it takes to do a documentary. I was so impressed not just by what he was doing, but …
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