Three short documentaries about local Vietnam veterans made by UT journalism students will be featured at Knoxville’s First Friday event and then air on East Tennessee PBS stations in conjunction with the broadcast of Ken Burns’s new epic documentary, The Vietnam War.
If you’ve been to a basketball game at UT, you probably know Trennie Williams. He’s gained fame as a superfan and the character VOLstarterman. But underneath the mask and cape, Williams—who graduates this week—is a well-rounded Volunteer.
During the week of February 13–17, UT is challenging each alumni chapter around the country to raise a $500 scholarship.
On Oct. 4, Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti, killing more than 1,000 Haitians and destroying much of the islanders’ way of life. That same day, a UT student and alumnus 1,400 miles away forged a connection because of their shared desire to help the people who had lost so much.
This year’s Big Orange Give—a five-day social-media-based giving campaign for UT—kicks off today and runs through Friday. “This year we again want to raise more than a million dollars. If Vol Nation can raise $500,000, then First Tennessee Foundation has committed another $500,000 to help us get to the $1 million goal,” said Lauren Herbstritt,
UT’s College of Architecture and Design shares a special bond with a part of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew.
More than forty-three thousand donors and philanthropic investors chose to support UT in fiscal year 2016.
Apply to be on UT’s crowdfunding website, VOLstarter, an online fundraising tool that allows individuals and organizations to create and share fundraising campaigns.
UT’s second annual “Be a Hero” Day was a great success. Some 350 alumni and friends participated in the special day on April 27 to support student, faculty, and staff UT projects via VOLstarter, UT’s crowdfunding site.
Wednesday, April 27, is the second annual “Be a Hero” Day, when anyone in the UT community can be a #UTHero by supporting student, faculty, and staff projects on VOLstarter.
On December 1, also known as Giving Tuesday, UT is encouraging alumni and other donors to support VOLstarter projects.
UT Knoxville received nearly $235 million in private and corporate gifts last fiscal year, marking the most successful fundraising year in its history. In fiscal year 2015, which ended June 30, more than 39,000 donors boosted private support by 79 percent over the previous year.