I want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Campus Chest Campaign. Even in these challenging economic times, we exceeded our goal because of the generosity of our faculty and staff.
I am proud to announce that we raised $584,199 this year, or 102 percent of our campaign goal.
You and your colleagues saw the need to help the less fortunate among us and responded to that need with an outpouring of generosity. Your enthusiastic support of programs designed to meet the community’s need is just another example of UT’s ongoing dedication to improving the lives of its students, employees, neighbors and friends in Knoxville and throughout the state of Tennessee.
Many of you made one-time donations, and many others made a commitment to a “fair share” contribution equivalent to one hour’s pay per month. You gave to the United Way of Greater Knoxville, the United Way in your own community, to Community Shares and to their member agencies and other social service and health agencies. Your donations enable these agencies to help many thousands of your fellow East Tennesseans in their time of need.
I want to especially thank campaign chair Jeff Chapman of the McClung Museum, vice chair Brian Browning of Finance and Administration, and the staff of Brian’s office, for their hard work and dedication during the campaign.
My personal thanks once again for your committed support of the UT Campus Chest.