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In through 2022

August 21, 2018

Rebecca Crumrine Rieder

Rieder Adds to Support of Sewanee

Rebecca Crumrine Rieder, C’91, is “in through 2022,” making a commitment to a Sewanee Fund gift at the Vice-Chancellor’s Giving Society level for the next four years. Rieder has been a loyal donor over the years since her graduation, and has supported the Sewanee Fund, chapel and outreach programs, the music festival, the Classics Department, the James Robert Crumrine (C’87) Scholarship, and, just this May, the 1899 football team documentary.  Her gifts are both generous and thoughtful.

Reider credits Sewanee with the education, skills, and social interactions to promote her professional success.  “Rigorous, liberal arts academics gave me the base to excel in graduate school and beyond, while the small community atmosphere led to lifelong friendships and an entire network of alums beyond the gates.”

Rieder  is an attorney in Atlanta, a partner at Hedgepeth, Heredia, and Rieder, where she specializes in family law. Before her law career, she was an award-winning teacher of history and English at Davidson Fine Arts School in Augusta, Georgia.

Connor and Haley Lewis

Lewis Inspired by Broadened Perspectives

Inspired by the diversity of thought at Sewanee and the perspectives a liberal arts education gave him, Connor Lewis, C’14, of West Palm Beach, Florida, is also “in through 2022.” “I came from a big city, and even though Sewanee is rural and small, I loved how it stretched me to challenge my preconceptions and develop wider views. I love Sewanee and what it did for me.”

For the next four years, Lewis will also be visiting Sewanee frequently, as his sister Haley is matriculating in August as part of the Class of 2022. So Lewis’s gift will help provide opportunities for Haley and her classmates all four years of their Sewanee experience. Lewis is a risk advisor working in the commercial insurance sector for Allstate in South Florida.  He serves an array of  commercial sectors through his work. He is pictured above with his sister, Haley.

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.