Donor Stories

J. Clayton ArnoldJ. Clayton Arnold
Benefactor's Powerful Influence Persists

Three future teachers are benefiting from generous donations made to The University of Tennessee, all because of one man. J. Clayton Arnold wanted to make a difference in the future generation of teachers when he gave the first $1 million gift to UT.

Read more about the continuing influence of J. Clayton Arnold.

Art and Architecture BuildingHaim Zukerman
Setting a Legacy Within the College of Architecture and Design

Zukerman encourages students to be reckless, have fun and to look at the world in its entirety for design. His generous gifts have and will continue to make differences for students with the College of Architecture and Design.

Read more about Haim Zukerman and his contributions to the future of CAD students.

Bill BreedingBill F. Breeding, Jr.
Former Johnson City Mayor Earns MBA and Supports Program with Generous Gift

Breeding's gift is being used to support the Executive MBA program and the technology in the new James A. Haslam II Business Building. A team room used by participants in all four of the college's executive MBA programs is being named in his honor.

Read more about Bill Breeding’s gift to UT’s MBA program.

Jimmy BrimerJames (Jimmy) Brimer
Gift by Theatre Department Employee Bridges Artistic Boundaries

James T. (Jimmy) Brimer, piano conductor and house manager at the University of Tennessee's Clarence Brown Theatre, is making a financial contribution that will support the widely varied arts that make up musical theater.

Read more about Jimmy Brimer's gift to the Theatre program.

David ColemanDavid D. (Mickey) Coleman
Honor and Altruism Evident in Gifts to UT Health Science Center

From lettering in swimming to flight training in the U.S. Air Force, David D. "Mickey" Coleman has filled his life full of doing what he loves and doing for those he loves. Among his loves is the University of Tennessee.

Read more about Mickey Coleman's gifts to the UT Health Science Center.

Dee & Jimmy HaslamDee & Jimmy Haslam
Bringing the Best to UT

Jimmy and Dee Haslam have given $10 million to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to benefit two prominent university programs, fund endowed professorships, and create a prestigious honors program.

Read more about Dee & Jimmy Haslam and their gifts to the University of Tennessee.