Legacy Giving-
Building Toward the Future

Major gifts greatly impact the Foundation’s ability to support requests for funding. Contributions can be directed toward the endowment and/or programs which focus on the donor’s specific area of academic interest. Levels of recognition are accorded as follows:

SUMMA CUM LAUDE: Donors of $50,000 plus:

Allan Jones Foundation

Dr. & Mrs. Rodney Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald Family Foundation

State of Tennessee

Brenda Lawson & Associates LLC

George R. Johnson Family Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Wes Hicks

The Tucker Foundation

United Way

United Way Health Endowment Fund


MAGNA CUM LAUDE: Cumulative gifts of $20,000 plus:


Bank of Cleveland

Blythe Bower Scholarship Benefactor

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Buckner, Jr. &
Ralph Buckner Foundation
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home & Crematory

Dr. Murl Dirksen

Eaton Charitable Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eskew

First Tennessee Foundation

Maytag Corporation Foundation

Merck Company Foundation

Dr. & Mrs. Ed McIntire

Olin Corporation

Sequatchie Concrete Service, Inc

SunTrust Foundation

United Way of Bradley County

University of Tennessee

Wacker Polysilicon North America, LLC



Deceased Members:

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lorton


CUM LAUDE: Cumulative gifts of $5000 plus:

Arch Chemicals Inc./Lonza

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Bender

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Braam

Broad Street United Methodist Church

Mrs. Sharon Keller Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Bryson

Cleveland Rotary Foundation

Cleveland Tubing Inc.

Cormetech Environmental Technologies, Inc

Dr. and Mrs. B. Spencer Culbreth

Dr. and Mrs. Rick Denning

Mr. and Mrs. John Haile

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Hathcock, Sr.

Dr. and Mrs. John Jaggers

Mr. & Mrs. William Jenkins

Mr. and Mrs. Summerfield K. Johnston, Jr.

Kiwanis Club of Cleveland

Logan-Thompson, PC

Manufacturers Chemicals LLC,
a Division of Synalloy Corporation

Mr. and Mrs. Sam McReynolds & 
McReynolds Family Foundation

Medical Center Pharmacy

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pesterfield

Prudential Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Robinson

Mr. Mark Smith- Smith Management Company

Southern Heritage Bank

Synalloy/Manufacturers Chemicals

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Turner

Universal Assemblies, LLC

University of Tennessee

Dr. Jackie Wattenbarger

Whirlpool, Cleveland Division

Wright Brothers Contracting

Wright Brothers Construction Company 

Deceased Members:

Mrs. Ruthanna Almond