Dear Sewanee Family,
We are excited to launch Philanthropy and Engagement, a newsletter dedicated to celebrating our loyal alumni, parents, and friends whose generosity provides the margin of excellence that propels the University of the South forward as an elite institution.
On the heels of a record-breaking day of giving for the University, there is no better time to express our sincere gratitude for the overwhelming philanthropic support demonstrated by the Sewanee family. We are particularly proud of our students and young alumni for their initiative and engagement in the events and communications of Tiger Tuesday.
With such enthusiasm and active participation from all generations across the country, we are thrilled to see what wondrous achievements lie ahead and the lasting impact each of you will have on the future of the University.
We look forward to highlighting your service and allegiance to Sewanee and welcome your comments or ideas regarding this bi-monthly publication. You can send suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With sincere gratitude for your continued support,
Vice President for University Relations
Setting a New Tone for the University Choir
More than 25 years after their own life-changing choral experiences at Sewanee, two alumni made a landmark $4 million gift that will shape the choir and the lives of its members for years to come.
The gift, from Christina Vial Comer, C'95, and Patrick Comer, C'96, was announced at a reception in their honor following a special Evensong sung by the University Choir on Jan. 28. Their contribution will support choir programming and scholarships for choir students.
Philanthropy in Action
Sewanee Alumni and Friends Support the University Through Impactful Gifts
Sewanee Fund and Planned Gifts
“Sewanee was a natural choice because of our connections and because of everything the University has done for us.”
Cornerstone Internship and Scholarship
Bess Caughran Allen and Lee Allen, both C'05
"Sewanee creates an environment that encourages you to think outside yourself.”
“It’s easier to have a discipline of giving a little bit every month.”
Dessie Moxley, GP’24, Fills a Need with Fowler Center Fueling Station
The new fueling station in the Fowler Center, part of a larger project to renovate and rebrand Sewanee’s athletic complex, is a reality now thanks to a generous gift from Dessie Moxley, grandparent of junior student Stewart Moxley. This space will allow athletes to grab a snack or meal on the go when practice, workouts, and class schedules make getting to the dining hall a challenge.
Robert Black, C'89, Associate Vice President for Athletics Major Gifts, said of Moxley’s contribution, “This gift is a game-changer for all of our student-athletes, and it will also be a significant boost to our recruiting efforts, as very few Division III colleges have such a facility at no cost to the athlete. The Moxley family has made a remarkable impact!”
Looking for a graduation gift?
You can make a gift of $2,000 to support All Saints' chapel ministries and a plaque will be placed on a chair in the chapel to honor your student. For more information contact Mary Catherine Alexander in the Office of University Relations at email@example.com.
Spotlight on the Peterman Gazebo
The new Peterman Gazebo in the outdoor space at Stirling's Coffee House will honor Dr. Jim Peterman, founding director of the Office of Civic Engagement, for his dedication and service to the University and surrounding communities. This space will utilize one of Sewanee's greatest assets—the outdoors—to allow learning to take place outside the four walls of the traditional classroom and engage students, faculty, staff, and community members alike. Help us honor Jim Peterman's role in shaping the mission of civic engagement at Sewanee by making your gift to fund the Peterman Gazebo today at the link below.
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