Wm. Polk Carey
William Polk Carey (1930-2012) was the chairman of the board of W.P. Carey & Co. LLC, a real estate investment management company. Mr. Carey was also chairman of the board of the William Polk Carey Foundation, a foundation that supports educational institutions with the larger goal of improving America’s competitiveness in the world. In 2006, Mr. Carey was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University. Mr. Carey’s grant established the Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program and the Carey Fellows Program to support outstanding students in Sewanee’s pre-business program.