The University of Tennessee’s Big Orange Give, a 5-day social media giving campaign for UT, kicks off November 14 and lasts through November 18.
Last year, 4,103 donors contributed more than $1 million to the Big Orange Give.
The last campaign helped fund 16 projects on VOLstarter, raised $117,000 for new professorships, faculty support and research, and raised more than $33,000 for band scholarships.
“This year we again want to raise more than a million dollars. If Vol Nation can raise $500,000, then First Tennessee Foundation has committed another $500,000 to help us get to the $1 million goal. Not everyone can make an individual gift of that magnitude, but together our passionate alumni and donors can see the power of many gifts,” said Lauren Herbstritt, UT’s director of new media fundraising for annual giving.
You can designate your donation goes to the Department of English by selecting the “English Enrichment Fund-UT Knoxville.” This fund is located under the “Arts & Sciences” drop down menu found in the orange bar titled “View More Funds or Select Multiple Funds” on the Big Orange Give website: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1341/alumni/interior_form.aspx?sid=1341&gid=2&pgid=8632&cid=13235&src=webhd&appealcode=KO170002