Save the Date: November 14-18

About the Big Orange Give

Last year YOU raised more than $1 million for UT. University colleges, departments, athletics, student projects, and more all benefited from your generosity. Help us do it again!

This year, UT has been given a challenge. If the university raises $500,000 in just five days, a donor will contribute another $500,000. Help UT raise $1 million!

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2015 Results

2015 results

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Big Orange Give?

Big Orange Give is an online fundraising campaign for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Why should I give during the Big Orange Give?

There are several reasons to give to UT. Here’s another! Throughout the Big Orange Give, if you help raise $500,000, UT will receive $500,000 from our challenge donor, First Tennessee Foundation.  This challenge could double your impact for UT in just one week.

The colleges have issued challenge goals as well. Visit your college page and see how you can help UT students, faculty, and staff change the world by making groundbreaking discoveries, developing innovative programs, and sharing their volunteer spirit and talent in their communities.

Can I designate where my gift goes?

Yes. You can pick a specific VOLstarter project, a campus or college fund, or any other area you are passionate about.

Why is UT doing the Big Orange Give?

Every gift to the University of Tennessee matters. Big Orange Give is opportunity to remind alumni and friends about the life-changing work that goes on each day at UT, with the added bonus of giving you a chance to double your investment.

How do I find out if my employer will match my gift?

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Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes. Your gift is 100% tax deductible. Please note that gifts to athletics for ticket benefits are only 80% tax deductible.

Can I make a donation to athletics?

Yes. Simply choose Athletics Annual Gift Program on the form. You will receive credit toward athletic tickets if your gift meets athletics guidelines.

Other questions?

Contact us at or 865.974.3011.