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Diannah Eagle
Director of Advancement
College of Nursing
1412 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

Thank you to our donor community! Your investment benefits our students, faculty, programs, and facilities.

Learn more about our funding priorities and ways to give via the links below.

Funding Priorities


Endowments have long-term impact by providing annual support, in perpetuity. Endowment gifts can be designated for specific funding priorities, such as student scholarships or faculty research, or they can be unrestricted to use as a resource for the college’s current priorities. Please contact Diannah Eagle, Director of Advancement, for more information about endowment opportunities.

Building Campaign

To learn more about our building campaign visit:

College Fund for Nursing

Annual gifts to the College Fund for Nursing sustain the college and support our mission. Gifts of any size, every year provide immediate, unrestricted resources to address current needs.

Make a gift today!

Dean’s Circle

Dean’s Circle donors provide annual support used by the dean to address top, strategic priorities. College of Nursing alumni and friends contributing $1,000 or more within the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) will be recognized as members of the Dean’s Circle in the Vol Nurse magazine.

Join or Renew Membership in the Dean’s Circle.

2022-2023 Dean’s Circle Members

Perry Abbott
Shade Adigun
Ayers Saint Gross
Bacon & Co.
Etha Bailey
Laura Barnes
Vicki Ross (Loose) Bechet
Janet McAfee Belden
Gary Bennett
Kathryn Sands Blankenship and David Blankenship
The Boyd Foundation
Scott Brackett
Connie and Herbert Bradshaw
Dawn Huff and Kurt Brandt
Cindy and Stuart Bresee
Cathy and John Brock
Ann and Marty Brown
Laura Beth Brown
Mary Lynn and Gilbert Brown
Sonja and Allan Burk
Lindsay Burke-Melton
Kristie Fulmer and Andy Burns
Marguerite Callahan
Fay and Willard Carr
Vicky Carwein and Bill Andrews
Mariloly and Michael Casas
Ileen and Jimmy Cheek
Maureen and Joseph Chun
Jennifer Smith and Peter “Doc” Claussen III
Covenant Health
Joan and Donald Creasia
Betsey Beeler Creekmore
Sara and Ross Croley
Julie and William Dallas
Beth Dance
Dorothy (Dottie) Dizmang
Lois Doane
Diannah Eagle and David Dunn
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Wanda and Robert Eaton
Catharine Gardner
Robin and Randy Gibson
Sue Ann and Don Glower
Greater Knoxville Ear, Nose, & Throat
Thomas Jason Griffy
Maureen and Peter Groër
Lara and Thomas Heffern
Linda Holton
Debbi and Joe Honey
Jennifer Province Hong
Alexis Hurst
Randy Jenkins
Savannah Clay Johnson and Cullen Johnson
Martha and Steven Johnson
Russell Lamb
Margaret Heins Laning
Sandy and Allan Leake
Diane Lee-Smith
Teresa and Robert Levey
Carol and Jason Long
Luke Hudson Neil Foundation
McCarty Holsaple McCarty
Janice and Rudy McKinley
Betty Moeller
Phillip Moore
Vickie Moore
Carole and Glenn Myers
Amy Province Neil
Victoria Niederhauser
Teri and Bill Nix
Kelly and C. J. Orrico
Parkwest Medical Center
Partners Development
Pediatric Consultants Inc.
Peggy and Carl Pierce
Lance Pruitt
Susan and David Rankin
Lisa and Greg Reed
Regional Neonatal Associates
Mary Kane and David Rhodes
Aimee and Jim Roberson
Linda and Larry Rodgers
Marian and Glenn Rodgers
Daniel Rosenbalm
Philip Ryan
Peter Scala
Ian Schnur and Joe White
Dava and Marty Shoffner
Ann and Dean Skadberg
Melanie and Jonathan Spurgeon
Tracey and Don Stansberry
Nancy and James Staub
Janine and Michael Stephens
Stella and Robert Sudderth
P. J. and Ron Tasket
Sandra Thomas and Nurhan Takvoryan
Irene and Richard Townsend
University of Tennessee Medical Center
UT Federal Credit Union
Linda Vaughn
Mike Walls
Martha Weeks
Linda and James Williams
Wendy and Dale Wortham

Student Support

Last year, through the generosity of alumni and friends, the College of Nursing awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships. Scholarship support opens a door of opportunity to tomorrow’s Vol Nurse and we need more nurses!

Interested in learning more about creating a lasting impact? Reach out to Diannah Eagle, Director of Advancement.

Faculty Support Challenge

Chancellor Donde Plowman has challenged the college’s alumni and friends to raise faculty support. New gifts and new five-year pledges beginning at $100,000 to establish endowments supporting faculty salaries will receive the immediate endowment income from the Office of the Chancellor before the endowment is fully funded. Create an immediate impact by choosing to support faculty. 
Learn more about the Faculty Support Challenge.

Ways to Give

Recurring Gifts

Become a loyal Vol by making an automatic monthly gift.  Your support provides sustaining resources to the College of Nursing.

Give by Mail

Mail your check, made payable to UT Foundation, Inc. or UTFI, to:

UT College of Nursing
Office of Advancement
1412 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

Matching Gifts

Many companies have matching gift programs.  Ask your employer if they match charitable gifts or use UTFI’s matching gift company database.

Securities and Other Appreciated Assets

Gifts of stocks and bonds are welcomed at the University of Tennessee; however these gifts require special planning. Please contact the nursing Advancement Office at (865) 974-9322 for more information.

Estate Gifts

Include a gift to the College of Nursing in your overall estate or financial plans.  Learn more about gift planning options.