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.  

Giving Early and Often

Critch Judd, C'43, is one of Sewanee's record-setting donors with decades of faithful giving. Critch’s long tradition of giving to Sewanee is a model to all alumni, and the sooner one gets started the greater the possibility of being in Critch’s league. 

Observing the Night Life

Christine Fisher, C'73, is living her best life in the Second City, volunteering for the Lincoln Park Zoo on a project studying urban wildlife, and enjoying the cultural attractions of a world class city. A new member of the Charlotte Manigault Society, Fisher wanted to honor her Sewanee education and support an institution with lasting value. 

Briggs at Chen Hall

Briggs Scholarship Boosted through Generous Campaign Gifts

Dick Briggs, C'56, keeps in shape by wrangling his border collies and playing tennis, which helped him recover quickly from recent knee surgery. He was so successful his orthopedic surgeon promoted him as a model patient. The active lifestyle encouraged Briggs to accelerate his estate commitment to Sewanee, completing it while he is still living and can enjoy getting to know the fruits of his gift. 

Historic photo of Thompson Union with cars parked out front

The Past is Future

Sewanee hopes that end-of-campaign philanthropy will breathe new life into a storied structure on University Avenue. Reborn in the 1950 after a catastrophic fire, Thompson Union is slated to become a new center for student life on the University corridor. 

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.

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