Lombard and Everett Puri

Puri Family Gifts to Multiple Campaign Pillars Come from the Heart

Lombard Puri, P’20 and Everett Puri, C’82, P’20, and a member of Sewanee’s Board of Regents, have made a gift to each of the pillars of the Stronger Truer Sewanee Campaign. 

Village Plans are Strategic Move to Enrich the Sewanee Experience

Terrell Harrigan, P’15, and Elliott Harrigan, C’78, P’15, are key donors in the University's efforts to enrich the Sewanee experience. A Regent, Harrigan has supported the Sewanee Inn, wayfinding, and the Village project. All these are connected to the University's strategic planning to improve certain parts of the campus with an eye toward placemaking the will support admissions, advancement, and recruitment of faculty and staff.  

Childhood photo of Susan Maitland with her siblings

Gift to Cornerstone Scholarship from Susan Maitland, C’83, Inspired by Father’s Triumph over Adversity

Susan Maitland, C'83, reflects on how her father's experiences inspired her to make a gift to Sewanee.

Engel Scholarship Puts Focus on Rural Appalachian Achievement

A gift from the Engel Family Foundation is the first step in creating a recruiting and mentoring program for rural students within a 40 mile radius of Sewanee. In establishing a scholarship, the family has charged the University with building a program that supports local students and allows them to form networks. 

Ashley Block on a biology field trip holds a catkin from a sourwood tree

Flowers for Ashley: Gift to the Herbarium Remembers one of Sewanee's Bright Lights

Dr. William Arthur Block, C’88, P’13, and Teri O. Block, P’13, have established an endowment in memory of their daughter, Ashley Block, C'13 to support the Sewanee Herbarium, a library of plant species from the Cumberland Plateau that was originally assembled by Professor George Ramseur and is now lovingly cataloged and updated by Associate Curator Mary Priestley and Professor of Biology Jon Evans.

Dioscesan Gifts Put Wind in Sails for Seminary Relocation

As of October 2017, eight owning dioceses have made campaign commitments: Alabama, Arkansas, Atlanta, East Tennessee, Tennessee, Texas, Upper South Carolina, and Western Louisiana. With about $6 million already committed to the building from all sources, the University is calling on all owning dioceses to make an investment in the future of the Church.