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UT Sets Out on $1.1 Billion
Join the Journey Campaign

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has announced the official launch of the its $1.1 billion Join the Journey campaign. With this effort, UT is positioning itself among the nation’s elite universities. We are working to set UT apart and create a student experience that reaches beyond the ordinary Our goal to become a preeminent public research university is an ambitious challenge, but we are eager to fulfill our destiny to compete with the best. Our Vol Vision strategic plan is the roadmap for our journey.

It was announced the beginning of the official public campaign with the good news that $814 million has been raised during the silent phase of the campaign that began in 2012. “Because of the generosity and commitment of so many Volunteers, we are here and at this very point in time in our university’s history,” the UT Chancellor said. “We are now focused on what it is going to take to get us over the finish line. I am certain that we will not only meet our goal, we will exceed it.”

Your role in helping us shape the next generation of leaders is crucial to the state and nation. Human capital is our future, and it will differentiate us as a society.


The College of Social Work is joining the University in supporting five key philanthropic investments. The college has specific funding priorities and an overall goal of $5,500,000. (To date we have raised $4,627,766.)

thermometerThe college priorities are:

  1. Faculty Investment: $2,000,000
  2. Graduate Fellowships: $1,500,000
  3. Need based Scholarships: $250,000
  4. Additional Undergraduate Scholarships: $250,000
  5. Additional Unit Priorities: $1,500,000


Dr. David Dupper, Interim Dean of the College of Social Work, welcomes our alums and friend to join in this project that will benefit, not just our college, but the entire university family. He says, "More than half of all the gifts to this campaign have been $100 or less. It is our hope that College of Social Work alums will support this campaign."

Would you Join the Journey with us today and support the College with a gift? Give today.


For More Information

We encourage you to stay in touch with the College. If you would like to update your contact information (address, phone, e-mail address, etc.), tell us about career news, awards, or achievements, please contact Stephanie Piper, the Director of Development at or by calling (865) 974-5363.


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