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Sewanee kicks off regional campaign events

January 11, 2017

The launch of the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign continued with the first in a series of regional events in Nashville on Jan. 10. Regional events will also be held in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Jacksonville in January and then Birmingham, Memphis, Houston, and San Antonio in February. More than 20 events are scheduled for this year—and even more in 2018. Register for the event in your city.

In Nashville, Vice-Chancellor John McCardell reported that initial commitments from alumni, parents, and friends total over $183 million dollars toward our historic and ambitious $250 million dollar goal. "Our progress thus far is impressive even inspiring. But, we still need $67 million dollars left to go to reach our goal. That is going to take all of us here tonight as well as all those who love Sewanee across the country and across the world," McCardell implored. See complete campaign progress.

McCardell continued, "The goals of the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign are neither extravagant nor novel. When attained they will in no way change the fundamental character of our University. But they will enable us, with confidence, courage, and hope, to transmit to our successors a stronger truer University than the one we inherited."

The campaign aims to support four strategic goals:

  • Ensuring access, value, and opportunity for all college and seminary students through an expansion of resources for financial aid and internships.
  • Reinforcing academic distinction by continually building a world-class faculty and creating innovative academic programs that complement and build on Sewanee’s traditional disciplines.
  • Enriching the Sewanee Experience through facilities such as a new University Commons and programs focused on enhancing wellness and community life.
  • Preparing tomorrow’s church leaders by relocating the School of Theology to its historic home in the center of campus, creating new sources of financial aid, and creating dynamic new lay programs in the Episcopal Church.

With the launch of the campaign, the Sewanee Fund offers opportunities to participate in the campaign and make an immediate and meaningful impact on Sewanee students. Now, along with the option to support the University's general needs, Sewanee Fund donors can designate support for scholarships, internships, research projects, civic engagement activities, Tiger athletic teams, and other programs - thus aligning their philanthropy to their interest.

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.