Goals, Objectives and Targets for 2021-2022

The UT Foundation’s Vision for 2025 is to be recognized as one of the top performing advancement organizations affiliated with any university system in higher education. UTFI remains committed to that vision and their goals in philanthropy, engagement and advocacy.

To continue driving towards those objectives, UTFI has identified key goals and metrics for fiscal year 2022. To monitor progress and maintain transparency, this page will be updated with current data at the close of business each month.

Totals as of July 14, 2022

1. Enhance philanthropic support to the University for University of Tennessee students, faculty and core institutional priorities on an annual basis.

Annual Giving

100 percent

Goal: $14,845,000 (FINAL: $15,402,384)
⦿ UTC: $1,506,300 (FINAL: $1,837,262)
⦿ UTHSC: $2,830,000 (FINAL: $2,569,875)
⦿ UTIA: $585,000 (FINAL: $845,858)
⦿ UTK: $8,750,000 (FINAL: $9,010,138)
⦿ UTM: $948,700 (FINAL: $857,839)
⦿ System: $225,000 (FINAL: $239,631)

Total Gifts

100 percent

Goal: $218,900,000
Stretch Goal: $248,300,000 (FINAL: $314,290,539)
⦿ UTC: $10,800,000 (FINAL: $10,094,312)
⦿ UTHSC: $18,500,000 (FINAL: $17,207,283)
⦿ UTIA: $13,500,000 (FINAL: $24,821,072)
⦿ UTK: $160,000,000 (FINAL: $239,685,353)
⦿ UTM: $12,000,000 (FINAL: $16,574,895)
⦿ UTS: $3,500,000 (FINAL: $4,988,800)
⦿ System: $600,000 (FINAL: $918,824)

Number of Donors

100 percent

Goal: 68,000 (FINAL: 75,572)
⦿ UTC: 6,000 (FINAL: 5,590)
⦿ UTHSC: 5,100 (FINAL: 4,674)
⦿ UTIA: 3,600 (FINAL: 3,565)
⦿ UTK: 49,500 (FINAL: 57,683)
⦿ UTM: 5,250 (FINAL: 4,833)
⦿ UTS: 1,000 (FINAL: 1,005)
⦿ System: 1,765 (FINAL: 2,004)
Stretch Goal: 69,500

2. Broaden and deepen constituent engagement with the University, developing more meaningful relationships with the University of Tennessee alumni, friends and students.

Increase the percentage of volunteer leaders who are contributors

Goal: 75% (FINAL: 70.46%)

Increase the number of engaged alumni

100 percent

Goal: 244,500 (FINAL: 246,731)
⦿ UTC: 37,400 (FINAL: 38,523)
⦿ UTHSC: 24,000 (FINAL: 24,460)
⦿ UTIA: 11,100 (FINAL: 11,526)
⦿ UTK: 152,500 (FINAL: 153,526)
⦿ UTM: 26,600 (FINAL: 27,451)

3. Increase awareness of and advocacy for the University to advance the UT System's stature as a best in class system dedicated to its purpose to educate, discover and connect.

Grow the number of members in the Advocacy Network

New Member Goal: 490 (FINAL: 492)
Total Member Goal: 8143

4. Build higher educations top performing advancement organization, with first-rate talent, integrated infrastructure and a highly collaborative culture.

Increase Staff Retention



90 percent

Goal: 98.23% (YTD: 96.70%)

Increase financial independence for the organization within the legal structure of UTFI

90 percent

Goal: Decrease dependence on campus funding to 57% (YTD: In Progress)

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