Faculty, Student and Programmatic Support
Continuing a pattern of transformative philanthropy to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Natalie and Jim Haslam, Dee and Jimmy Haslam, and Crissy and Bill Haslam have made a $40 million gift to the Haslam College of Business aimed at the continued elevation of its national reputation and mission of developing future leaders.
The gift will directly support the hiring of preeminent faculty; enhanced faculty research excellence through additional named professorships and summer support; programmatic initiatives to increase diversity in the college’s student body; the expansion of undergraduate honors programming; and an increase in graduate student fellowships. The Haslam family’s gift also allows the college to pursue additional donations in select priority areas through “matching” by which other philanthropists can see their donations doubled in impact.Read the full story
"We are grateful for the opportunity to continue our commitment to the university through the Haslam College of Business and hope this gift will enrich the lives of students for generations to come. By investing in these students, we are building the future leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists of our community, state and country."
"We believe in the power of education to change the course of individual lives and the future of our communities through innovation, business endeavors and job creation, and most importantly, leadership development. This is a legacy our family is honored to help build. We hope our gift will encourage others to support UT and our youth, who will help shape the future successes of Knoxville and beyond."