zoom on Roger Sisson and Jay Strickland

Sisson’s Gift to British Studies Animated by Gratitude

Roger Glenn Sisson, C'85, has added to his significant support of the University with a scholarship to support a student in the British Studies at Oxford program. In getting to know the first recipient, both donor and beneficiary discovered a sense of kinship.  

Head shot of Tom Dupree

Gifts in memory of Tom Dupree to Boost Civic Engagement Endowment

Former regent Tom Dupree, H’98, died peacefully earlier this year, and his friends and family are eager to create a memorial gift that points to his energetic and effective community service while supporting Sewanee’s growing program in civic engagement.

In through 2022

An emphasis of the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign is finding those donors who would like to make multi-year pledges through the end of the pledge period, June 30, 2022. More and more people are "In through 2022," giving Sewanee sustaining gifts.

The author with his friend Edwin Alderson at Shenanigans

Alderson Gift Honors a True Sewanee Friendship

A gift from Edwin Alderson, C'62, reinforces academic distinction in the humanities and honors his lifelong friendship with author and classmate, Richard Tillinghast. 

Class photo in All Saints' Chapel

Class of '62 Remembers Bert Polk

The class of 1962 has created a scholarship in memory of class member and longtime class agent, Bert Polk. 

Rick and Wilma Sommer meet students they supported at the Fairbanks Luncheon

Fairbanks Lunch Helps Donors and Beneficiaries Make Meaningful Connections

Rick and Willie Sommers are great representatives for the idea behind the Fairbanks Luncheon: let donors meet the beneficiaries of their gift.