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 general 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 2018, the Sewanee Fund raised over $7.9 million. In terms of participation, our graduate alumni rate was 37 percent, 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. It is in the area of participation where the SF needs the invaluable help of our volunteers to make the connections with classmates and encourage annual gifts to the Sewanee Fund.
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