A Philanthropic Legacy

Jack Love and Theresa Lee

Dean Theresa Lee and her husband Jack Love have established the Theresa Lee and Jack Love Endowment to support the College of Arts and Sciences. Specifically, the aim is to provide unrestricted support for the dean’s office for numerous purposes, including student and faculty support, visiting lecturers, technology purchases, and other academic priorities.

In celebration of Dean Lee’s leadership, friendship, and positive impact on the College of Arts and Sciences, we invite alumni and friends of the college to donate to the endowment. Help us make an impact with your gift today. Thank you for considering this opportunity to increase unrestricted resources for the long-term success of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • A record 60,000+ donors contributed $264 million to UT
  • UT is #1 in the SEC for faculty and staff giving percentage
  • UT is ranked 3rd amoung Tennessee’s best large employers by Forbes
  • UT was named a top-producing school for Fulbright Scholars for the fourth year in a row
  • More than 150 faculty members were named among the top 2% of scientists in the world for research citations by Stanford University
  • Academic programs in supply chain management, printmaking, metallurgy, and nuclear engineering all rank among the top seven in the nation
  • Tennessee finished #13 in the 2022 Learfiled Director’s Cup, which measures an athletic department’s success across all programs
  • Four programs won SEC Championships in 2021-22: women’s soccer, baseball, women’s swimming and diving, and men’s basketball


  • More than 33,000 students (undergraduate and graduate)
  • UT is the fastest growing institution in the
  • SEC in undergraduate enrollment
  • More than 6,700 first-year students

Tuition & Scholarships

  • More than 90% of first-years students receive financial aid and scholarships
  • 9,100+ scholarships awarded from donor support
  • More than 20% of undergraduate students are Pell eligible
  • $17 million+ awarded in privately funded scholarships


  • More than 268,000 alumni
  • 58% in Tennessee, 37% outside Tennessee, and 2% from 100+ countries
  • 59 active alumni chapters and area representatives across the country and globe

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