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TWU Annual Fund

At Tennessee Wesleyan, we expect more from our students, helping them to achieve more and be more. The TWU annual fund supports daily operations of the university, allowing us to continue to put students first. Gifts to the annual fund are used immediately to provide resources for our students.

The TWU annual fund consists of unrestricted and restricted gifts from all our constituents. These gifts benefit our students by providing financial aid, computer and laboratory equipment, course development, student research opportunities, summer internship stipends, classroom enhancements, athletic support and much more. Your gift will help our students learn more, do more, and be more.

Frequently asked questions

Can I designate where my gift will be used?

Yes! You may designate an area of interest for your gift. A single gift may be split between two or more areas. When you make your contribution, indicate how the gift should be allocated. Here is a list of some areas you may consider supporting:

  • General support (the university will apply the gift to the area of greatest need.)
  • Scholarships
  • Athletic support
  • Academic support
  • Global studies fund
  • Campus safety
  • Technology enhancements
  • Buildings and grounds

How do I increase the impact of my support through a matching gift?

Many companies and foundations will match the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. To find out if your company or foundation has a matching gift program, please visit our matching gifts page.

Is it important to support the annual fund every year?

Yes! The annual fund helps us operate and provide the best service and education to students every day. To make giving easier, we created the automatic monthly partner plan. This allows you to make a gift of a designated amount each month automatically. Your gifts to the annual fund help the university be successful.

Why should I consider a multi-year pledge?

A multi-year pledge allows you to keep track of your giving, cut down on annual solicitations and ensure you continue to support the annual fund each year. In addition, donors who make multi-year pledges will have the entirety of their commitment counted in the Proud Heritage, Strong Future Campaign. For more information about making a multi-year pledge, contact the Advancement Office at (423) 746-5330.

Leadership giving societies

As a donor to TWU, you support the university’s desire to be recognized as a comprehensive institution dedicated to helping prepare students for the world and be more. TWU has established several leadership clubs to recognize our annual fund donors. Membership is renewable each year and is based on annual gifts made of facilitated by an individual and his/her spouse.

  • Athenian society: $100,000+ over lifetime
  • Gold Legacy Society: $50,000-$99,999
  • Silver Legacy Society: $25,000-$49,999
  • James L. Robb Society: $10,000-$24,999
  • John Wesley Society: $5,000-$9,999
  • Presidents’ Society: $1,000-$4,999
  • Founders’ Club: $500-$999
  • Patrons’ Club: $100-$499

Membership in the President’s Leadership Circle is extended to donors who contribute $1,000 or more.

What is the deadline for making a contribution?

Each year’s annual fund campaign ends on June 30.