group shot of philanthropy interns and community members

Foundations of Community Philanthropy

A model program in community philanthropy is giving students insight into how philanthropy can build partnerships to improve community life. The Fund for Community Philanthropy is currently supported by several individual and institutional donors, as well as a five-year grant. Sewanee hopes to build an endowment to support the program in perpetuity, and a new endowment in honor of Vice-Chancellor McCardell, a champion of the program, has been established. Read more at the link.


Rob Crichton stands in front of something

Steady Eddie

Rob Crichton has been inspired by relationships he developed at Sewanee to support his alma mater. The key? Sewanee still has a role to play in his life. Learn about Rob’s philanthropic causes and the energy he brings to his relationship with Sewanee at the link.


Brittany Macon at her office overlooking music city circle.

Loving the People

Brittany Macon keeps Sewanee in her life. She comes to campus often, and helps current students by speaking at Beyond the Gates. Her gifts to the Sewanee Fund are inspired by this ongoing connection. Read more about her life and career at the link. 


Kate Belknap-Bruchak is a professor, a river guide and a ski instructor.

Around Every Turn

Kate Belknap-Bruchak, C’83, is in one of her happiest places when she is paddling down the Main Salmon River in Idaho with friends. The water is moving with lots of energy, the scenery is spectacular around every turn, and the time with others is precious. A Sewanee education gave her intellectual skills and drive to build a life that lets her pursue the activities she enjoys most. Kate established a Cornerstone Scholarship to honor her Sewanee foundation. Read more about her interesting life at the link. 

Painting of Eric Naylor

Naylor Bequest Adds Scholarship Endowment

Beloved professor Eric Naylor was a generous spirit and generous supporter of Sewanee in life, and he also remembered Sewanee in his will. The Naylor Scholarship will benefit students from his home town of Union City, Tennessee. Read more about this splendid bequest at the link. 


Martha McCrory with Cello

McCrory family establishes an endowment for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival

Martha McCrory was an absolute foundation of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, a leading opportunity for talented musician to forward their education and career in a summer festival setting. A new scholarship, established by her nieces, extends her legacy and makes it possible for talented musicians to participate in this signature Sewanee program. Learn more about McCrory’s legacy and this gift at the link.


Ensuring Access, Value, and Opportunity

We seek to provide more competitive financial aid and improve career-building opportunities to create a diverse community of academic excellence that will prepare our student for success.

Support for Students

Reinforcing Academic Distinction

We seek to attract and retain celebrated teacher-scholars, building a faculty whose commitment to teaching is matched only by its passion for creating knowledge through research and scholarship completed in collaboration with students and teaching in programs that speak to the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Support for Faculty

Enriching the Sewanee Experience

We seek to foster a community of honorable student-citizens, healthy in both body and mind, set in an enduring, sustainable environment that is deliberately built and maintained and hospitable to all.

Support for Seminarians