Jock Tonissen, C'70

The 1970 100%: Making the Impossible Possible

What makes a successful class gift campaign? John Tonissen has some answers, and they start with making connections and crediting volunteers. Read how the Class of 1970 hit 100% participation in the class gift and set a standard for others. 

Bill and Leslye Altemeier

Sewanee Building Great Teachers

Leslye and Bill Altemeier are strong believers in education, and have created the Altemeier Prize to support a teacher earning a master's degree from the Sewanee School of Letters. The Altemeiers see teaching a teacher as having an important multiplier effect, with the Altemeier Prize winner going on to help generations of students. 

Sewanee Connections Helped Knight Open Doors

For Alfonza Knight, C'12, connections he made at Sewanee and with Sewanee alumni have helped him thrive in his professional career. Now Knight is a scouting assistant with the Arizona Cardinals. 

Delcamp in Robe

Gifts Still Needed for Delcamp Scholarship

In April, choir alumni gathered to honor Robbe Delcamp on his retirement as University Organist and choirmaster of the University Choir. The group is enthusiastically raising funds to create a lasting testament to his career through an endowed scholarship for choir members.

Sewanee Enjoys Record-Breaking Fundraising Year

With an $8 million bequest leading the way, the University of the South had a record-breaking year in fundraising in fiscal-year 2016, with $33.6 million in gifts and bequests from over 17,000 individuals and organizations. Gifts and grants are helping the University meet financial aid commitments, develop strong new academic programs and support faculty, enrich campus and community life, and offer outstanding theological education for clergy formation and the laity.