Established in 2021, The Shareholders Society is the exclusive philanthropic giving society for Tennessee Athletics. This group of generous and committed donors provide critical financial support for our student-athletes and coaches, helping enhance their experience at Tennessee through philanthropy.

Commitments to The Shareholders Society will be used to fund new athletic facility construction, as well as existing facility enhancement/renovation. Through their generosity and transformational support, Society members will bolster Tennessee’s championship capacity across all 20 varsity sports.

Members of The Shareholders Society make a commitment of at least $25,000 or more that is fulfilled over 5 years ($5,000 per year). These major gift commitments are above and beyond any priority seating annual donations.

While The Shareholders Society is philanthropic in nature, members enjoy unique stewardship opportunities, private access and event invitations, and exclusive Society gear.

Currently, The Shareholders Society commitments are being directed towards the $500 million My All campaign, the fundraising initiative that will usher in a new era of Tennessee athletics.


Society members with 5-year commitments at the levels below will be appropriately stewarded with exclusive, unique engagement opportunities commensurate with their level of giving.

Benefits may include: access to events with those directly impacted by your support, including the Athletic Director, student-athletes and coaches; exclusive game day opportunities such as pre- game and in-game field passes, suite invitations and more; branded apparel to proudly represent your investment.

These gifts are 100% tax-deductible.

“For many years, we have been season ticket holders of several major Tennessee Athletic programs, and we were looking for a way to be able to help extenuating needs of the individual athlete and programs, as well as to play a small part of improving the athletic facilities that have a need.  So, when we were approached about becoming a member of theShareholder’s Society to provide additional financial support that would benefit the athletic departments, it did not take us very long to make a Commitment!  UT is fortunate to be able to draw top athletes from not only our surrounding area, but all over the United States, as well as many different countries and the Shareholder’s Society will provide the much needed funds to support the athletes and our programs!”
Shareholder Society Donors Jerry & Tammy Tate, Knoxville, Tennessee
“Kerry & I joined the Shareholders Society because we are excited about the direction of Tennessee Athletics and want to be a part of the success to come. It takes everyone giving their all to make Tennessee the best and we are committed.”
Billy & Kerry Smith, Knoxville, Tennessee