The Sewanee Advancement Team is ready to help you meet your philanthropic goals, whether that is a gift to the Sewanee Fund, the establishment of an endowment through a major gift, or checking on status of your giving and outstanding pledges. Please check our staff listing to reach out to an individual or make a gift using one of the methods explained here.


Ways to Give

Online gifts

Sewanee has set up an easy and secure way to make a gift online. When visiting this site, please consider checking the box for a recurring gift. Setting up a recurring gift is easy, and it assures Sewanee's enduring strength. 


Call us at 800.367.1179 to make a gift over the phone or with questions, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. central time. Please leave a message after hours.

Send a Check

If you wish to make your contribution by check, send it to:

The University of the South
Office of Advancement
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383

NOTE: Be sure to designate your gift to the Sewanee Fund or other purpose on the memo line.

IRA Giving

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), also known as IRA Charitable Rollovers, are the savviest way for individuals age 70.5 or older to use their IRAs to maximize their charitable impact.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match gifts to charitable institutions. To find out if your company participates in a matching gift program, visit or check with your human resources departments to obtain the appropriate paperwork.

Gifts of Stock

Many donors wish to make gifts of stock as such gifts often have tax advantages. To discuss a stock gift, please contact us at or call 931.598.1641.

  • Access Stock Information: Please fill out this form to access Sewanee's tax ID and brokerage information. The form will update Sewanee with incoming stock and donor information. This information is crucial for our gift processing department.
  • Step by Step Guide: Use this form to begin the process of initiating a stock transfer with your brokerage and inform Sewanee of incoming stock.

Payroll Deduction

Sewanee employees can make a recurring gift that allows you to spread out your charitable contribution over time by setting up a payroll deduction. Payroll deduction is an easy way to make a big impact on the institution.

Make a Pledge

Click the link below to make a pledge. We can work with you to time your pledge payment for greatest impact.