Tusculum University is proud to honor and recognize the distinguished group of leadership donors, who, year after year, help the University prepare our students for success.

Tusculum’s most prestigious annual giving society celebrates the leadership of donors who contribute $1,000 or more each year. Through their giving they inspire others to help meet the needs of their community.

Their gifts serve as the foundation on which the Tusculum Fund is built. They are our leaders.

Within the President’s Circle are four giving levels named for important leaders from Tusculum’s history:

  • Balch – $10,000+
  • Doak – $5,000 – $9,999
  • Coffin – $2,500 – $4,999
  • Gray – $1,000 – $2,499


The Tusculum Fund is the University’s annual giving program that moves us beyond what tuition provides and supports day-to-day excellence. Annual gifts build a foundation of support that allows us to give and enrich our students’ educational experiences, afford critical resources for our educators, and live out the mission of Tusculum University. Giving to the Tusculum Fund reduces financial barriers for our students and allows them the freedom and flexibility to be true Pioneers.

Tusculum University is proud to honor and recognize the distinguished group of our prestigious annual giving society, the President’s Circle. We celebrate the philanthropy of donors who invest $1,000 or more annually to help the University ensure it provides a distinct experience for our students. 

These leadership gifts support the mission of the University and demonstrates the pride and dedication of the donors who believe education plays a vital role in society.

2019-2020 President’s Circle (March 2019 – June 2020)

Mr. John Aglialoro ‘66 and Mrs. Joan Carter

Mr. J. Clement Allison

Mr. Geoffrey W. Anderson ‘69

Dr. Lori and Mr. Jesse Anderson

Andrew Johnson Women’s Club


The Appalachian Regional Commission

Appliance Repair Service, Inc.

Artazn-Mr. Tom Wennogle

Artistic Design

Axis Security Inc.

Dr. David Baker

Ballad Health

Mr. Lynn J. Battle ‘62 and Mrs. Jane Rausch Battle ‘62

Mr. Roger Beall and Mrs. Carolyn Diedrich Beall ‘69

Dr. and Mrs. Charles F. Betts, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen E. Black ‘06

Mr. Jerry Bledsoe and Mrs. L. Jeanne Etienne Bledsoe ‘70

Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Botta ‘75

Dr. David C. Bow and Mrs. Pat Bow ‘86

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Bowman ‘70

Dr. Virginia Breasure ‘66

Mrs. Peggy B. Brewer ‘89

Dr. and Mrs. Larry Brotherton ‘70

Mrs. Mary U. Brown Trust

Dr. James D. Bruton ‘48 and Lore M. Bruton Trust

Dr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Buzzelli

Dr. Suzanne and Mr. Joseph Byrd ‘14

Mr. Michael B. Calano ‘05

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad R. Carney II

Carolina Marine Structures, Inc.

Ms. Kimberly M. Carroll

Central Ballet Theatre, Inc.

Mrs. Willene R. Chalmers

Champion International Corp.

Mr. Stephen Cho

Dr. Holly Solomon Click ‘97 and Mr. Brian J. Click ‘99

The Clint Foundation

Dr. David D. Collins

Commonwealth Care of Roanoke

Consumer Credit Union

Dr. and Mrs. Alan B. Corley

Mrs. Arlene Corliss ‘58

Mr. and Mrs. Larry T. Coughlin

Mrs. Berneice Cox ‘77

Creamy Cup

The Reverend and Mrs. William L. Davis ‘58

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Mrs. Lamar Cowan Dempster ‘48*

Estate of Mrs. Mabel S. Faulds Dennis ‘32

Mr. and Mrs. John DeWit ‘98 ‘00

Mr. Harold and Dr. Nancy Dishner

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Dr. Judith Kofroth Domer ‘61 and Dr. Floyd Domer

The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Donaldson

Mr. and Mrs. Wessley R. duBrisk

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Dupuis

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Durham ‘79

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Earl ‘98 ‘00

Eastman Credit Union

Eastman Foundation

Mr. Donald R. Eckelhofer ‘58

Mr. Joshua D. Edens ‘08 and Mrs. Ashley Edens

The Reverend Robert B. Edson ‘63

Mr. Patrick J. Eramo ‘55 and Mrs. Sally L. Underwood

Mr. Luis Ezra

Fairfield County Foundation

Dr. Jacob Fait and Dr. Lisa M. Andrus

Mr. Brian Ferguson ‘99

First Horizon Foundation

First Presbyterian Church of Greeneville

Foundation for the Carolinas

Mary G. K. Fox Foundation

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Garland H’86

Rt. Reverend Frank M. Gentsch ‘61 and Mrs. Sally Gentsch ‘62

Mr. Steven C. Goad ‘05 ‘07

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Greeneville Army Recruiting Station

Greeneville Light & Power System

Mr. John S. Hallett ‘71 and Mrs. Barbara DuBois Hallett ‘71

Ms. Pat M. Lee Harrison

Mr. R. Philip Hart ‘67

Mrs. Lesley J. Murray Hawk ‘04

The Honorable David B. Hawk ‘89

Health Express Urgent Care

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas L. Hirschy ‘02

Holston Presbytery, Inc.

Mr. Ralph Horne ‘57

Mr. Brian Horton ‘97 and Mrs. Amy B. Horton ‘98

Mr. and Mrs. George T. Hubbard, Jr. ‘64

Dr. Patricia D. Hunsader and Mr. Michael Hunsader

Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation

Ingles Markets, Inc.

INSIGHT Training and Educational Center

Interfaith Youth Core

Mr. Patrick Jaynes ‘99 and Mrs. Jill S. Jaynes ’04 ’19

Mr. and Mrs. Justin G. Jeffers ‘04

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jessee

Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Johnson ‘71

Johnson City Toyota

Dr. Lisa Johnson-Neas and Mr. Steve Neas

Mr. Doug N. Jones and Mrs. R. Dawn Jones ‘00

Mr. and Mrs. Henry K. Juelch ‘53

Mr. and Mrs. Dale A. Keasling

Kenjo Foundation

Ms. Davina Kidwell ‘70

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kiefer ‘50

Mr. and Mrs. Jack B. Kilday ‘57

Kiwanis Club of Greeneville

Mr. Robert W. Kleinertz ‘76 and Mrs. Ginny Alexander

Ms. Jo Ann Soderquist Kramer

The Reverend and Mrs. Lester D. Lattany ‘87 ‘91

Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Lawless ‘70

Estate of Ms. Marian Lawson ‘41

Mr. Anthony A. Lewis

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Lewis

Dr. Jo A. Lobertini

James H. and Florence D. Lockhart Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Loveday

Mr. Michael P. Maggert ‘99 and Mrs. Carrie Maggert ‘02

Mrs. Carole Davis Majeski ‘73

Mr. Seymour Marsh ‘69 and Mrs. Lyn Siter Marsh ‘70

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Mays

The Robert D. and Virginia J. McCallum Family Foundation

Mr. Stephen McCullough

McInturff, Milligan & Brooks, Inc.

Mr. John McInturff and Mrs. Tonya Harrison McInturff ‘96

Estate of Verna June Meen

The Reverend and Mrs. Marwood B. Meredith, Jr. ‘71

Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Metzger ‘90

Morning Pointe Foundation

Dr. Jane Lovvorn Morse ‘77 and Mr. True Morse

Dr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Nelson

Dr. and Mrs. Scott M. Niswonger ‘87 H’06

Mrs. Jean E. Oakes Olcott ‘52

Mr. Daniel J. Olmstead, Jr. ‘60

Mr. Dante L. Owens, Sr. ‘94

Mrs. Billie Ann Pace

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Parker

Mrs. Stella Lawing Percy ‘30*

Mr. Charles Philipsen ‘71 and Mrs. Elizabeth Keller Philipsen ‘70

Mr. Robert Phillips and Mrs. Helen Browning Phillips ‘52

Mrs. T. Jane Pilloni ‘59*

Mr. and Mrs. John Poggi, Jr.

Dr. Cynthia Burnley and Mr. Robert R. Riser ‘62

Mr. Jimmy Rodefer

Mr. Glen Rose and Mrs. M. Jackie Rose ‘75

Ms. Christi H. Sayles

Ms. Janet C. Sell ‘68

Ms. Danelle G. Sells

Shades of the Past SRA, Inc.

Dr. Ruth M. Sharp

The Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Angus R. Shaw III

Dr. and Mrs. Craig Shepherd

Dr. and Mrs. D. Bruce Shine ‘60 H’84

Ms. Pamela G. Shuman

Silver Star Design Company

Mrs. Celia F. Simon ‘91

Sky Night, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Mr. Thomas L. Smith and Mrs. Kathryn J. Barkley Smith ‘57

Mrs. Pat H. Stallard

Mrs. Jeanne Stokes

Sun Tan City

Mr. William Tatem ‘51

Tennessee Arts Commission

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Mr. Wayne and Dr. Merve Kester Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. James V. Tomai, Jr. ‘44*

Trinity Benefit Advisors, Inc.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Kelly Vogt ‘83

Dr. Angelo Volpe H’08 and Dr. Jennette Volpe

Dr. Peter Wadewitz ‘56

Walmart Foundation

Dr. Jerry F. Ward and Mrs. Carolyn Ward ‘88

Mr. and Mrs. John Weems

Mr. and Mrs. Henri B. Weems ‘66

Mr. William Westervelt ‘69 and Mrs. Ann E. Parker Westervelt ‘71

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Mrs. Annie-Laurie Wheat ‘71

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Karl Wilson and Mrs. Angela T. White-Wilson ‘77

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Williams

Dr. Ramona Williams

Mr. Mark Williamson

Mr. Tim Wilson

Estate of John Joseph Witherill

Ms. Gwendolyn O. Wray

Ms. Helen Wulf ‘53