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Briggs at Chen Hall

Briggs Scholarship Boosted through Generous Campaign Gifts

Dick Briggs, C'56, keeps in shape by wrangling his border collies and playing tennis, which helped him recover quickly from recent knee surgery. He was so successful his orthopedic surgeon promoted him as a model patient. The active lifestyle encouraged Briggs to accelerate his estate commitment to Sewanee, completing it while he is still living and can enjoy getting to know the fruits of his gift. 

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Stronger Truer Sewanee eclipses $250 million goal

Feb. 12, 2019 marks a milestone in Sewanee's history. Today, the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign surpassed its $250 million dollar goal. Thanks to your extraordinary devotion and generosity, we have accomplished so much for our University during this campaign.
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Ensuring Access, Value, and Opportunity in the final year of the campaign

Stronger Truer Sewanee is raising resources that ensure access, value, and opportunity for all students through an expansion of financial aid resources and by increasing funding for career-shaping internships.

So far, over $58 million has been raised. The generosity of alumni, families, and friends has had an immediate and lasting impact on Sewanee students, but more support is required to meet our students' needs.

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The University enters the final year of Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign

Stronger Truer Sewanee—The Campaign for the University of the South is the most ambitious campaign in Sewanee’s history. To date, more than $240 million has been raised towards a $250 million goal. As the campaign enters the final year, the University is confident that alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends will help reach and then exceed this ambitious target.

Reinforcing Academic Distinction is one of the campaign's most important priorities. So far, $46 million has been raised toward a goal of $50 million. So much has been achieved, but there are still important projects that need your support.
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The Past is Future

Sewanee hopes that end-of-campaign philanthropy will breathe new life into a storied structure on University Avenue. Reborn in the 1950 after a catastrophic fire, Thompson Union is slated to become a new center for student life on the University corridor. 

Bill Laurie driving a golf car at the Plantation campus of American Heritage School.

The Whole Person

Bill Laurie, C'52, has created an ambitious social enterprise and brought many families along with him. His American Heritage School and Academy is one of the finest private schools in the country, but for Laurie, education is all about relationships. Read more about his story here and in the Fall issue of Sewanee Magazine. 

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.