Family shot in South Africa

Friendships and Travel Inspired Dunn-Rankins’ Gift to Global Ed

The Dunn-Rankin family has established a fund to support students who are pursuing opportunities in study abroad. The family's understanding of and support of these students shed light on what access to opportunity means in the 21st century. 

Bucky in BB unifrom

Very Truly Yours: Bucky Gearinger, C'62, Inspired by Friendships to Make an Estate Commitment to Sewanee

An unrestricted gift to Sewanee in his will is a testament to lifelong friendships. 

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.