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The University launches The Sewanee Fund

October 14, 2016

Make an Impact logo for the new Sewanee FundNew Sewanee Fund matches donor intent and impact

‌Annual gifts made by dedicated alumni have always been a vital part of the financing of a Sewanee education. Some alumni choose to make a gift that is unrestricted, that can be used for what Sewanee needs most. That kind of gift really helps undergird the Sewanee Experience in changing times and economic conditions. We recognize, however, that many people are called to make an impact on specific programs and meet specific needs on the Mountain. As a vital part of the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign, the annual fund has been renamed the Sewanee Fund and has been refocused, so that donors are able to direct their gifts to the programs and initiatives that are most meaningful to them.

You can give to scholarships, faculty development, student research, specific athletic teams, the arts, theological programs for the laity: in short, any aspect of Sewanee that is particularly important to you. That is the new Sewanee Fund, a reformulation we believe will allow you to have a powerful impact on Sewanee, while enabling you to meet your own philanthropic goals.

  • Your best gift to the Sewanee Fund may be designated to current use as financial aid or to provide a living stipend to a student completing a superb internship.

  • Your best gift to the Sewanee Fund may be designated to faculty salaries or professional development. You can also give to any academic unit on campus, from art history to theatre and from biochemistry to psychology or to any of our innovative integrative programs such as environment and sustainability, civic engagement, women’s studies,  and international and global studies.

  • Your best gift to the Sewanee Fund will help us enhance and sustain the Sewanee Experience for our students, with gifts to foster citizenship and healthy choices through vibrant student life programming, athletics and wellness programs, and outreach and service.

  • Your best gift to the Sewanee Fund will help to prepare a new generation of church leaders through a superb seminary education and programs for laity. Through resources made available by the campaign, we will move the School of Theology to its historic home on central campus and bolster financial aid.

Make your best gift today. Make an impact!

If you are interested in a gift that goes beyond current-use dollars, named endowed internship funds begin at the $100,000 level. Named endowed scholarship funds begin at the $150,000 level for the College and $75,000 for the School of Theology.