Why Giving Matters

Your Support Helps Our Community

As traditional funding sources continue to diminish, philanthropic support for healthcare has become both increasingly powerful and urgently-needed. Support through private donations increases our ability to meet the needs of our East Tennessee communities. Your support is so critically important. Through your special, tax-deductible gifts, you are directly impacting those who need it most; from patients and their families to education for the next generation of clinicians and acceleration of breakthrough research. We are grateful your consideration, and encourage you to read more about the impact of private gifts or your donations.

Impact of Giving

Every story is different, and each reason for giving is unique. Gifts come in every size and shape, and can be designated to the area you’re most interested in supporting.The impact of your gift is significant. Read more about a few of our donors, why they choose to give back and how their gifts are making an impact. 


Frontiers is a biannual publication for alumni and friends of both the Medical Center and the UT Graduate School of Medicine. Each issue offers readers a variety of stories relating to the unique benefits that the region’s only academic medical center brings to our East Tennessee community. To celebrate our loyal supporters, each donor will be added to the Frontiers mailing list. Click here to view our previous publications.