The state of Tennessee provides only a small percentage of UT’s budget, so private gifts are essential to create momentum to improve our programs for students. With this support, our students and faculty continue to make valuable contributions to our communities, cities and the world.
Your generosity supports our development priorities:
Increase scholarships and travel awards to improve undergraduate and graduate recruitment and retention and reduce student debt. When we can offer more scholarships and travel awards, we can compete with other leading colleges for the best students. Our students could graduate debt-free, a game-changer for many.
Create a design/build fund to prepare for future opportunities. The design/build program is a differentiator for us and helps us recruit the best students. Bright and curious students want to attend a college that is active in contributing to the public good, where they will get experience that will shape their futures. Our successful design/build program needs long-term funding, so we can continually be researching, designing, building and making an impact in the world.
We can’t do what we do without the support of firms, industry partners, alumni and friends just like you.
Explore with professional designers and scientists through our unprecedented Governor’s Chair for Energy + Urbanism and together, design and 3D-print AMIE, the revolutionary energy-harvesting system and structure, named a 2017 R+D Award winner by Architect magazine
Provide faculty support grants for creative activity and research that enrich our faculty’s expertise and translate to more innovation in the studio
Host world-renowned lecturers for students, faculty, staff and area designers that connect the college with the international design community
Hold Career Day for our students, when more than 70 firms from across the country pay to have the opportunity to interview soon-to-be-graduates for jobs, search for students to fill internships, externships and “exposure-ships,” review portfolios and give students invaluable feedback
Bring alumni together to network and reminisce
And much more
Ways to Give
Whether big or small, your support makes a difference. Here are some of our giving options; choose what’s right for you:
Planned Estate Gift: A giving option that allows you to make a bequest in your will, life insurance policy or 401K to benefit the college. Your gift can be designated according to your preferences
Endowment: Endowed gifts are long term and make the biggest impact. An endowed gift is made up of a donation that is invested, and the interest from the investment provides recurring scholarships, travel awards or other long-term support for students and faculty
School Funds: These funds give our schools leverage to enhance technology, support research and provide programs for students: Architecture Development Fund
Interior Architecture Development Fund
Landscape Architecture Development Fund School of (Graphic) Design Development Fund
Annual Gift for Scholarship/Travel Awards: Off-campus study is required for undergraduate Architecture students and highly encouraged by the schools of Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Students also sometimes need support to attend conferences and other learning opportunities. An annual gift can open these possibilities for students
Your Choice: We will work with you to create the best way to help you make a difference. All gifts matter. Make a commitment to one gift, any amount, every year.