The Sewanee Fund is a critical component of the University’s budget and directly impacts the quality of student and faculty/staff life on campus. Without the support alumni, parents, and friends provide through the Sewanee Fund, the University would have to increase its endowment resources by almost $75 million to support the fiscal year budget.

In fiscal year 2019, the Sewanee Fund raised over $7.7 million, with an alumni participation rate of 34%, well above the national average. When foundations review Sewanee’s applications for grants and awards, whether for the college or for students and faculty, they look carefully at alumni participation rates as a reflection of the University. The Sewanee Fund needs the invaluable help of our volunteers to make connections with classmates and encourage annual gifts to the Sewanee Fund.

To better support our volunteers, we’ve created this Volunteer Handbook. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Copper at 931.598.1216 or email sewaneefund@sewanee.edu.

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