University of Tennessee

2016 Big Orange Family Campaign Most Successful to Date

March 23, 2016

The third annual Big Orange Family Campaign was the Haslam College of Business’ most successful to date. Nearly 97 percent of the college’s faculty and staff contributed to this campus-wide initiative.

Seven departments within the college during the campaign showed 100 percent participation:

  • Center for Business & Economic Research
  • Construction Industry Research & Policy Center
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Management
  • Haslam Administration
  • Haslam IT Support

John Hoffman, a senior lecturer in the Department of Management, led the internal effort for the third consecutive year. “Our faculty and staff are truly awesome,” Hoffman said. “I believe that our students, their parents, our legislators and the community at large owe them a debt of gratitude for their commitment to UT.  It is truly inspiring to see the increasing participation each year.”

The Big Orange Family Campaign elicited 91 percent participation from Haslam employee its first year and 95 percent in 2015. The campus-wide average participation rate was 50 percent this year.

“I am very proud of this accomplishment and what it says about the belief our faculty and staff have in the mission of this great university,” said Steve Mangum, Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair and dean of the college. “This campaign demonstrates our collective dedication to propelling the college to the Top 25 public business schools in the nation and helps inspire our alumni and partners to join us on that journey.”

John Hoffman’s campaign leadership team included: Joan Snoderly, Kerry Roehr, Brenda Carlisle, Amy Anderson, Charlie Cwiek, Ken Baker, Cindy Raines, Dremaine Ellis, Melissa Stefanini, Suzan Murphy and Debbi Foster.

Proceeds from the campaign support the beneficiary of the donor’s choosing across the various departments, programs and scholarships within the Haslam College of Business and the University of Tennessee.