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We’re re-launching CCI giving societies with a greater focus on keeping you engaged with the College. Our Volunteer community has a heart for our students—we know you want to see them succeed, and we want you to be a part of the new vision for the College.

Our graduates are launching their careers as advertisers, professional communicators, journalists, data scientists, and more. Your investment in the College of Communication & Information elevates the student experience. Gifts from donors also help us recruit and retain top faculty to help ensure the best educational outcomes for our students, too.

To learn more about how you can become a member of our giving societies, please contact the College of Communication & Information Development office at 865-974-7464 or email CCIDevelopment@utk.edu .

Giving Societies

Our new giving club for young alumni! Graduating seniors who make a Senior Impact gift of their class year (ie: $20.22) to any CCI fund and our graduates of the last decade who renew their class year gift each year are invited to become a CCI Spark.

Courtesies

  • A CCI-branded gift your first year
  • Circle Park newsletter
  • Annual special event invitation from the Dean
We welcome donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more to a Dean’s strategic initiative fund in a fiscal year to join the Dean’s Circle.

Enrichment Funds

  • College of Communication & Information
  • School of Communication Studies
  • School of Journalism & Electronic Media
  • School of Information Sciences
  • Tombras School of Advertising & Public Relations

Other Funds

  • CCI Research and Innovation Center
  • CCI Study Abroad
  • CCI Technology
  • CCI Diversity Leadership Initiative
  • CCI Career Development


For UT Knoxville graduates of the last decade, a gift of $500 or more secures your membership in the Dean’s Circle.

Courtesies

  • Circle Park newsletter
  • Birthday and holiday cards
  • Annual special event invitation from the Dean
We recognize donors who have given lifetime gifts between $25,000 and $99,999 to any CCI fund in the Karl Bickel Society.

Courtesies

  • Circle Park newsletter
  • Birthday and holiday cards
  • Annual special event invitation from the Dean
  • Athletics event invitation
Affectionately named for the campus landmark adjacent to the College of Communication & Information, the Circle Park Society recognizes donors who have given over $100,000 to transform CCI.

Courtesies

  • Circle Park newsletter
  • Birthday and holiday cards
  • Annual special event invitation from the Dean
  • Athletics event invitation
  • Torch sculpture
Donors who graciously include CCI in their estate plans are invited to join the new CCI Legacy Society. We recognize the visionary leadership of deferred gifts in any amount.

Courtesies

  • Circle Park newsletter
  • Birthday and holiday cards
  • 2 special event invitations each year from the Dean
  • Athletics event invitation

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