The Haslam College of Business emerged as a campus leader again during the fifth annual Big Orange Family Campaign at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ninety-nine percent of Haslam faculty and staff donated back to the university during the fundraiser, exceeding the campus-wide participation rate of 59 percent. For purposes of the campaign, the college was divided into 11 teams, nine of which reached 100 percent participation. The remaining two teams reached 94 percent participation.
“I’m excited that our college has demonstrated this level of commitment to the university’s mission,” said Seth Reagan, executive director of development at Haslam. “It’s incredible what we can accomplish when we all pull together, and so I want to personally thank and congratulate everyone for this excellent level of participation.”
This is the second year in a row that the college has reached 99 percent participation. A four-week effort to encourage internal giving, the Big Orange Family Campaign has grown in its participation each year. It elicited 91 percent participation from Haslam employees during its first year, 95 percent in 2015 and 97 percent in 2016.
Proceeds from the campaign support the beneficiary of the donor’s choosing across the various departments, programs and scholarships at UT.