Bess Allen and Lee Allen

Couple's Cornerstone Inspired by Empathy and Desire to Be a Positive Force

When Lee and Bess Caughran Allen (both C'05) remembered their own experiences at Sewanee, they were inspired to establish a Cornerstone Internship, which has become a joy in their lives and a lesson to their children.

Williams and his family

Representing (and advocating for) Sewanee students and Graduates

Jay Williams, C'94, is a powerful advocate for Sewanee students, and he is backing his voice with gifts to support internships for them. 

A Friendly Rivalry Enriches the Sewanee Experience

A friendly rivalry between two classmates in the Class of 1969, supercharged a 50th Reunion Gift campaign. After the class had raised enough money to claim naming rights for the Campus Store in the new Wellness Commons, Harvey Johnston committed to a challenge gift of half the minimum needed for an endowed scholarship. His classmate, Henry Vruwink jumped, matching Harvey’s challenge immediately. His motivation? Read on... 


Stronger Truer Dollar Goals Met, Remaining Need

In the spring, the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign surpassed $265 million—$15 million in excess of goal. Having made that initial goal, the University sets its sights on bolstering resources for financial aid, 21st century programs, and the facilities to house them.


Laying a Solid Foundation with Cornerstone Scholarships

Allan Whitehead, C'78, found a lot of resonance with the idea of Cornerstone Scholarships. His gift is making it possible for one of today's students to attend Sewanee. Whitehead is also reconnecting with a passion he sharpened at Sewanee. His " Theatre on the Edge" is bringing professional theatre to an Orlando-area community. Read more about his story here. 

A Pocket-Sized and Gracious Home

For Lessley and Bob Hynson, C’67, cabin life has always been a gateway to the good life. Their generosity to Sewanee makes them great neighbors.  

Ensuring Access, Value, and Opportunity

We seek to provide more competitive financial aid and improve career-building opportunities to create a diverse community of academic excellence that will prepare our student for success.

Access, Value, and Opportunity

Reinforcing Academic Distinction

We seek to attract and retain celebrated teacher-scholars, building a faculty whose commitment to teaching is matched only by its passion for creating knowledge through research and scholarship completed in collaboration with students and teaching in programs that speak to the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Reinforcing Academic Distinction

Enriching the Sewanee Experience

We seek to foster a community of honorable student-citizens, healthy in both body and mind, set in an enduring, sustainable environment that is deliberately built and maintained and hospitable to all.

Educating Tomorrow's Church Leaders