Lyndhurst and Riverview Foundations Back Novel Science on the River
Starting In late July and lasting about a month, Sewanee and partners will be launching the Tenneswim project, an end-to-end characterization of the Tennessee River: its general health, the presence of microplastics and heavy metals, the health of river fauna, and other measures. This scientific and public education project will be conducted through an amazing feat of physical endurance, with a German researcher and long-distance swimmer swimming the entire length of the river. Grants from the Lyndhurst and Riverview Foundations have led the way as donors continue to support this project.
A Family’s Gift Creates a Ladder of Opportunity
Lisa, Brett, and Davis Couch, C'17, worked together to structure a family gift to the University of the South that will be one rung in the family's plan to provide opportunity for underprivileged children in Florida to gain a first-class education.
Planning for a True Application of the EQB Ethic
Joanne Boyd, C'77, wants to encourage Sewanee women to make a gift to the University, and she has led with her own giving to projects in honor of retiring professors, the equestrian center, and the Sewanee Fund. Now she has added to that record by making a planned gift through her estate, and she has also set up plans for a pet trustee, to ensure that important canine and equine friends are cared for. Read more about this inspiring story.
Advent Gift Boosts Wellness Programs
A gift from parents Deborah and David will enhance programming at the Wellness Center, as that program moves to a new home in the Wellness and Recreation Commons.
Hollin Sets a Cornerstone
"I can do that," said Lindsey Hollin, C'00, when Sewanee called to ask her to support today's students. She became one of 15 donors in late 2016 to establish a Cornerstone Scholarship, a great way to have immediate impact and help ensure access to a great Sewanee education.
Donors Support Civic Engagement—Now and Into the Future
Carol, C'81, and Bill Titus are driven by their own life experiences to give back to Sewanee's civic engagement effort. Bill is drawn to the practicality of the OCE's work, seeking solutions with the partnership of the community and not impractical home run shots. Carol is drawn to the work from a lifetime of service to others, beginning when she was a child helping her grandfather take food to people in need. Their gifts, divided between a charitable gift annuity and an outright gift, are helping ensure the future of an ambitious program of civic engagement.