Practice Community Philanthropy: Gifts to the Office of Civic Engagement Launch an Innovative Program Training Leaders in Philanthropy

Thanks to a Bridge Grant from a Sewanee family and sustaining contributions from more Sewanee family and friends, Sewanee is launching an innovative community philanthropy program, which not only helps lift the local community through grants but also trains students in best practices in philanthropy that focus on partnership and shared goals. 

students in yoga class

Gifts and Grants from Sewanee Families as well as National Programs are Building Sewanee Wellness Programs

Gifts to wellness programs are enriching the Sewanee experience and ensuring that students have the best quality experience on the Mountain. 

Moose and Karen Phillips

Karen and Moose Phillips Honor Horace Moore with Gift to the Wellness and Recreation Center

Karen Jenkins Phillips, C’83, and Mark “Moose” Phillips, C’83, have made a generous gift to the Wellness and Recreation Commons in memory of longtime football coach Horace Moore. The gift raises the total committed to the building project—a renovation and addition to the SUP store, currently the home of the University Bookstore, to a little over $10 million donated toward the $15 million goal.

Nancy and Robert Parks with Desmond Tutu

School of Theology Building Project Builds Momentum from Dioceses and Church Friends

Gifts from Nancy Parks and the Diocese of Upper South Carolina have added momentum to fundraising efforts to renew the School of Theology building. Gifts are now approaching $10 million. 

A Friend of Sewanee Moves Seminary Project Closer to Reality

The Rev. Canon Fred Dettwiller has made a magnificent gift to the seminary on the project to relocate the School of Theology to central campus. His commitment to Sewanee and the church are much appreciated. 

Bookstore Will Anchor Village Revitalization

Building a new Wellness and Recreation Commons on the site of the University Bookstore creates an opportunity for a new bookstore in the Village. A beautiful design will draw people to Sewanee for books, small concerts, book signings and readings.