If you’ve been to a basketball game at UT, you probably know Trennie Williams. He’s gained fame as a superfan and the character VOLstarterman. But underneath the mask and cape, Williams—who graduates this week—is a well-rounded Volunteer.
During the week of February 13–17, UT is challenging each alumni chapter around the country to raise a $500 scholarship.
Apply for your project to be included in UT’s crowdfunding website, VOLstarter.
On Oct. 4, Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti, killing more than 1,000 Haitians and destroying much of the islanders’ way of life. That same day, a UT student and alumnus 1,400 miles away forged a connection because of their shared desire to help the people who had lost so much.
This year’s Big Orange Give—a five-day social-media-based giving campaign for UT—kicks off today and runs through Friday. “This year we again want to raise more than a million dollars. If Vol Nation can raise $500,000, then First Tennessee Foundation has committed another $500,000 to help us get to the $1 million goal,” said Lauren Herbstritt, UT’s director of new media fundraising for annual giving.
UT’s College of Architecture and Design shares a special bond with a part of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew.
More than forty-three thousand donors and philanthropic investors chose to support UT in fiscal year 2016.
Apply to be on UT’s crowdfunding website, VOLstarter, an online fundraising tool that allows individuals and organizations to create and share fundraising campaigns.
UT’s second annual “Be a Hero” Day was a great success. Some 350 alumni and friends participated in the special day on April 27 to support student, faculty, and staff UT projects via VOLstarter, UT’s crowdfunding site.
Thank you for making a gift to UT through VOLstarter on “Be a Hero Day.”