Faculty and students setting up a LICOR instrument to measure photosynthesis

Sommer Family Provides Bridge Support for Sewanee’s Haiti Programs

The Haiti Institute in Sewanee is introducing Sewanee students to innovative teaching and learning as well as making a positive mark in the community. Zanmi Kafe is working in partnership with farmers to improve environmental health, and Zanmi Foto is working with community members to enhance social health in rural Haiti. 

Headshot of Christoph Keller

Building a Theological Debate Society

Through the leadership of a Sewanee parent, Christoph Keller, Sewanee's Programs Center is building an innovative and powerful program for high school youth that focuses on classical debate. Does it work? Just ask the parents of kids who come home energized for learning. 

Couple Responds to Hippocrates Challenge

Gillian and Dr. Bruce W. Steinhauer, parents of an alumna and a current student, have made a gift in response to the Hippocrates Challenge, a campaign to build support for pre-health education and advising. 

Unrestricted Gift Allows Sewanee the Freedom to Address Multiple Needs

David Bale, C87, knows that gifts with the fewest restrictions can sometimes provide the more good to a University like Sewanee. A recent gift by the Bale family gives Sewanee flexibility to support what it needs most. 

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.