Foundations of Community Philanthropy
A model program in community philanthropy is giving students insight into how philanthropy can build partnerships to improve community life. The Fund for Community Philanthropy is currently supported by several individual and institutional donors, as well as a five-year grant. Sewanee hopes to build an endowment to support the program in perpetuity, and a new endowment in honor of Vice-Chancellor McCardell, a champion of the program, has been established. Read more at the link.
Rob Crichton has been inspired by relationships he developed at Sewanee to support his alma mater. The key? Sewanee still has a role to play in his life. Learn about Rob’s philanthropic causes and the energy he brings to his relationship with Sewanee at the link.
Loving the People
Brittany Macon keeps Sewanee in her life. She comes to campus often, and helps current students by speaking at Beyond the Gates. Her gifts to the Sewanee Fund are inspired by this ongoing connection. Read more about her life and career at the link.
Around Every Turn
Kate Belknap-Bruchak, C’83, is in one of her happiest places when she is paddling down the Main Salmon River in Idaho with friends. The water is moving with lots of energy, the scenery is spectacular around every turn, and the time with others is precious. A Sewanee education gave her intellectual skills and drive to build a life that lets her pursue the activities she enjoys most. Kate established a Cornerstone Scholarship to honor her Sewanee foundation. Read more about her interesting life at the link.
Naylor Bequest Adds Scholarship Endowment
Beloved professor Eric Naylor was a generous spirit and generous supporter of Sewanee in life, and he also remembered Sewanee in his will. The Naylor Scholarship will benefit students from his home town of Union City, Tennessee. Read more about this splendid bequest at the link.
A New Home for Photography
Chuck Nabit, C’77, brings his giving full circle with support of a new home for Sewanee’s photography program adjacent to the Nabit Fine Art Building on Georgia Avenue. Learn about what inspired this gift by reading Chuck’s story at the link.