Ways to Give

As you consider giving to the University of Tennessee, reflect on the experiences that brought about the desire to give back. Maybe it was your time as a student and a pivotal moment you had in a classroom that changed the trajectory of your life. Perhaps you witnessed the strength of your community flourish through a UT-led initiative, or personally felt the impact of life-changing research and innovation.

Your story fuels your generosity, and your generosity creates the stories for the next generation. Thank you for supporting our students, faculty and programs across the state.

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts provide an immediate impact on the program or area you designate and are one of the most common ways to give.


An endowment creates a perpetual source of funding, and is a powerful way to support students, faculty and programs that you designate.

Stocks and Securities

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares provide immediate support and can be a tax efficient way of giving.

Real Estate

Real estate gifts are an opportunity to make a significant impact to the University, and may provide you with a charitable income-tax deduction.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts ensure your support for the University continues, and helps to secure its mission long into the future.

Memorial Funds

Honor a special person through a memorial or honorary fund. This type of gift creates a personal tribute and helps leave a legacy at the University.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts allow UT alumni, parents and friends to maximize personal contributions to the university and increase the impact of their giving.

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