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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. 

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.  

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. 

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#TigerTuesday raises more than $643,000 in one day

On Tuesday, May 9, Sewanee hosted its first-ever one-day giving challenge—#TigerTuesday—and engaged the University family around the world. The event raised an unprecedented $643,285 for the Sewanee Fund from 1,943 generous donors.

“This historic event began thanks to the generosity of two alumni who came together to inspire the University family to support the Sewanee Fund,” said Whitney Franklin, director of the Sewanee Fund. “The donors offered to match the first $150,000 in gifts and to provide an additional $50,000 if at least 1,500 donors made a gift by the end of the day.”

Thomas gift spurs Wellness Commons forward

Late last year, a gift of $3 million from Dorothy and Lee, C’67, Thomas gave a shot of energy to a project to build a new facility for health and wellness on University Avenue at the site of the current University Bookstore. As the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign rolls out, this new health and wellness center will be a top priority.

The wellness and recreation facility will house the Sewanee Outing Program, the Lee and Dorothy Thomas Wellness Center, and a store for publications, sundries, and grab-and-go items. A fitness center will occupy the space where the main floor of the bookstore is now, with most bookstore functions being relocated, possibly to the Sewanee Village, as part of the village renewal program. The Thomas Wellness Center will anchor the lower floor, along with a new and much improved space for the Sewanee Outing Program. All the functions related to the well-being of students in general will find a home in this graciously designed building.

Lindsey Hollin, C'00, and Scott Smith at a Stronger Truer Sewanee Campaign event

Lindsey Hollin, C’00, sets a Cornerstone

“So this is like an adopt-a-student program,” said Lindsey Hollin, C’00, when a representative of Sewanee approached her about setting up a Cornerstone Scholarship. That idea appealed to Hollin, and she agreed to make a four-year commitment at $5,000 per year, which will allow her not only to support a Sewanee student, but to follow that student’s Sewanee career, through letters, an annual stewardship luncheon, and other opportunities. 

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.