Experienced Higher Education Executive Joins UTC Development Leadership

Marty Smith Brings Decades of Knowledge to the UC Foundation

Martin W. (Marty) Smith, a fundraising executive with more than 30 years’ experience in higher education leadership, has joined the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as its first senior associate vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs.

Smith manages development programs for UTC’s five colleges—the College of Arts and Sciences; Gary W. Rollins College of Business; College of Engineering; College of Health, Education and Professional Studies; and the Honors College—in addition to managing campus fundraising initiatives, annual and planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations for the University of Chattanooga Foundation.



Kennedy Foundation Pledges $1 Million to UTC Poetry Program

Philanthropist Establishes Endowment in Memory of His Late Wife

Well known businessman and philanthropist Jim Kennedy, Jr. is a UC Foundation life trustee.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Poetry at UTC has received a major present.

The Kennedy Foundation, Inc. has pledged $1 million to the University of Chattanooga Foundation to benefit of students studying poetry at UTC. The university says the money will be used to pay for scholarships as well as endow a professorship to teach poetry.


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UTC Receives $15 Million Anonymous Gift, Third Largest in University History

Second Eight-Figure Gift in Eight Months

A $15 million anonymous bequest, the third largest in University of Tennessee at Chattanooga history, will be used to create a Fund for Excellence to support facilities, research, equipment and scholarship, according to a news release.

"This extremely generous donation will have transformational impact on the university and our ability to provide an excellent, high-quality educational experience for our nearly 12,000 students," UTC Chancellor Steven Angle said.


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Chambliss Senior Counsel T. Maxfield Bahner Honored In Washington, D.C.

The American Inns of Court honored T. Maxfield Bahner, senior counsel at Chattanooga law firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., at the Celebration of Excellence in the nation’s capital on Oct. 20.  Mr. Bahner received the 2018 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Sixth Circuit.

Mr. Bahner is a life trustee of the University of Chattanooga Foundation, Inc. The Foundation’s other life trustees are local philanthropists Joe Decosimo, John Guerry and Jim Kennedy, Jr.
The American Inns of Court selects honorees whose "life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity alongside ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and rule of law."


Scholarship Luncheon 2018

Third Annual Scholarship Luncheon Celebrates Academic Excellence, Philanthropy

September 12, 2018

When Tessa Ross left her home in Erin, Tenn. bound for a college education in Chattanooga, she had no idea of the adventure on which she was about to embark.
This daughter of a small town restaurateur was immediately enamored with the Scenic City. And, more importantly, she was in love with the educational opportunities that lay ahead of her at UTC.


June 22, 2018

The largest philanthropic gift in the history of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been made to the University’s College of Business by Gary W. Rollins and Kathleen Rollins of Atlanta.

This historic $40 million gift also marks the first college to be named at UTC. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, at its annual meeting in Knoxville today, voted unanimously to approve naming the UTC College of Business the Gary W. Rollins College of Business. 


UC Foundation hits all-time high in financial endowments

June 7, 2018

The UC Foundation hit an all-time financial high for endowments over the past fiscal year, reaching about $135.3 million.

But when the value of the Probasco South Campus is added in, the foundation has a little over $200 million, according to figures presented Wednesday, June 6, at the annual UC Foundation luncheon.


Chancellor Steven R. Angle delivers his Annual Report to the UC Foundation board of trustees.

Chancellor Steven R. Angle delivers his Annual Report to the UC Foundation board of trustees.

Chancellor's 2018 Annual Report to the UC Foundation

Chancellor's 2018 Annual Report to the UC Foundation

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