Benefits of Giving

Everyone who makes a gift to The Annual Giving Program:

  • has the satisfaction of supporting a top-quality university with a tax deductible contribution,
  • receives the Tennessee Alumnus magazine throughout the year,
  • receives the year-end Annual Report and the UTAA pocket calendar, and
  • becomes an active member of the Alumni Association.

Donor Clubs and Recognition Levels

UT maintains a rather extensive group of donor recognition clubs and societies designed to extend appreciation and recognition to University and Annual Giving contributors who make gifts at above average levels.

Recognition clubs and societies which presently exist include:

The Century Club
Recognizes annual gifts of $100-$499 (individuals only)

The University Circle
Recognized annual gifts of $500-$999 (individuals only)

Annual Presidents' Club
Recognized annual gifts of $1,000 or more (individuals only)

The Tennessee Society
Recognizes those who give or pledge as much as $25,000 to UT. The sum may be made as a single gift or pledged.

The Heritage Society
Recognizes contributors (individuals and/or organizations) whose cumulative giving or pledges equals or exceeds $50,000.

The Benefactors Society
Recognizes contributors (individuals and/or organizations) whose cumulative giving or pledges equals or exceeds $100,000.

The Charles Dabney Society
Recognizes contributors (individuals and/or organizations) whose cumulative giving or pledges equals or exceeds $500,000.

The Founders Society
Recognizes contributors (individuals and/or organizations) whose cumulative giving or pledges equals or exceeds $1,000,000.

1794 Society
Recognizes contributors (individuals and/or organizations) whose cumulative giving or pledges equals or exceeds $5,000,000.

The Torchbearer Society
Recognizes contributors (individuals and/or organizations) whose cumulative giving or pledges equals or exceeds $10,000,000.

Certain benefits and services are made available for contributors in the above categories. The Coordinator of Stewardship and Scholarship is available to answer any questions related to donor recognition. You're invited to contact this staff member at the above address or by telephoning (731) 881-7628 or by FAX (731) 881-7654.