Areas to Support

Choose from Many Options When Donating

Centers of Excellence

Gifts can be designated to support of one of the six Centers of Excellence (COEs) at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Learn more about each COE, and how your gift will impact those served through the Advanced Center of Orthpeadics, the Brain & Spine Institute, the Cancer Institute, the Center for Women & Infants, Emergency & Trauma Services and the Heart Lung Vascular Institute.

Our Priorities

Donors can support many areas within The University of Tennessee Medical Center & UT Graduate School of Medicine. Certain programs may have a more immediate need than others. Learn more about a few of our current fundraising priorities, and how your gift will make a difference in the lives of patients, clinicians, students and researchers.

Special Events

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is privileged to host annual events to support special fundraising initiatives,  including An Evening In Orange, the Blackberry Farm Wine Event and Tee Up for Trauma.  Click here to learn more about each event, and how you can become involved.

Don’t forget to view photos from some of our past events, too.

For immediate questions regarding special event sponsorship opportunities, contact the Development Office at 865.305.6611 or

Unrestricted Giving

Donors may choose to give unrestricted gifts to both The University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine. These gifts are directed to the area(s) of greatest need. Unrestricted gifts allow for the utmost flexibility, and can help address unforeseen events throughout the course of the year. We are extremely grateful for donations of this kind as it ensures we can meet any unexpected needs of our patients, health care providers, students and campus. Donate Now and make an unrestricted gift today or click here to learn more

UT Graduate School of Medicine

As the region’s only Academic Medical Center, the UT Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) and University Health System, Inc. partnership is uniquely designed to ensure quality healthcare, education, research and are accessible to the community. From academic endowments and the Dean's Fund to other special projects, the UT Graduate School of Medicine offers donors a variety of ways to combine passions with philanthropy. Learn more about UTGSM.

Planned Giving

Thank you for your interest in making a planned or estate gift. Did you know that a planned gift can help protect your assets, provide for your family and make significant impacts on our campus many years into the future? Please call us at 865.305.6611 to learn more about the many options you have when making a planned gift. 

All donors who make a planned gift to The University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine are recognized for their special commitment in in the Bernard E. Bernstein Society.