More than 200 gift tags are being hung all over campus to celebrate “Thank A Giver” (TAG) day on Friday, April 20. The event celebrates the success of the $1 billion Campaign for Tennessee. The most ambitious fund-raising effort in the university’s history, the campaign raised $1.3 billion over six years for the statewide systems, placing UT in an elite group of less than thirty universities to achieve this goal. More than $860 million is dedicated to UT Knoxville programs.
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Seeking to give the greatest gift—a college education—Peyton and Ashley Manning have made a significant investment in the Peyton Manning Scholarship Endowment. Their generous gift will offer financial assistance to two UT students annually.
University of Tennessee alumnus Chad Goldman and his partner, Brian Pendleton, have pledged $50,000 to support the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Arts and Sciences. The gift will fund undergraduate scholarships, faculty awards, and provide other academic needs for the college. Goldman is a 1993 graduate in language and world business.
A corporate contribution from the URS Corp. to the College of Engineering at UT Knoxville is helping to build a program that will enable budding engineers to broaden their horizons.
It’s a night full of fun, music and food all for a great cause. The College of Nursing at UT Knoxville is celebrating its second annual NightinGala. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at The Foundry at World’s Fair Park.
UT Knoxville has hired a chief development officer for the Memphis area. Leslie Murphy has more than 10 years of fundraising experience, with most of her career spent in higher education.
UT Knoxville alumnus Jim Brogan of Brogan Financial has established the Beauchamp E. Brogan Investment Fellowship at the College of Business Administration in honor of his father. Beauchamp Brogan, a retired attorney in Knoxville, served as general counsel and secretary to UT’s Board of Trustees for 25 years.
East Tennessee native Roy Harmon remembers how challenging it was to finance his undergraduate education at UT Knoxville. That was his incentive in establishing the Roy L. Harmon Jr. Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the College of Business Administration, to be awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student majoring in accounting.
Alumnus Allen Bell has established the Julia Bell Accounting Excellence Endowment in the College of Business Administration in honor of his mother. “I hope that this endowment will help others have the same opportunities that my mother provided for me,” Bell said.
The Len & Laura Berlik Foundation Inc., a private foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities important to the Berlik family, has made a generous gift to the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration to support technology in the college’s James A. Haslam II Business Building.