This record number of donors comes at a time when the university has had a banner year.
Volunteers from across the state, nation, and world stepped forward together in support of students during the 2021–22 fiscal year. A record number of 60,142 donors committed more than $264 million to enhance educational opportunities and provide the resources students need to succeed.
Investments made by UT alumni and friends during the 2021–21 fiscal year has enabled another generation of students to gain access to the Volunteer experience.
More than 50,000 donors chose to contribute to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and their support has helped UT continue its legacy as a top-tier public research university as well as supporting student success.
A record 47,182 donors gave to UT Knoxville last year, which helped fund student scholarships, hire new faculty, make campus improvements, and support other enhancements to students’ educational experience.
UT’s Haslam College of Business is increasing its goal for the Join the Journey: Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 Campaign from $175 million to $200 million.
Chancellor Beverly Davenport today announced the appointment of Chip Bryant as the university’s vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs. Bryant has served as interim vice chancellor since August 2016.
Commodities for Communities is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. The partnership allows farmers to support the university by gifting portions of their crop to the UT Foundation.
Miller Energy Resources Inc., a high-growth oil and natural gas exploration, production, and drilling company headquartered in Knoxville has partnered with UT’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences to support a graduate fellowship in petroleum geology. The Miller Energy Fellowship is unique in terms of industrial support commonly provided by a fellowship.
The UT Foundation has recognized several Knoxville-area employees with its annual award for outstanding work in support of the foundation’s mission. They were honored at a board meeting held in October.
Last year was a record fundraising year for UT Knoxville with more than 32,700 alumni and friends contributing more than $104.7 million. The total was up $7.6 million over 2010-2011.Such private support is essential to the University of Tennessee’s goal of becoming a Top 25 public research university.