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GIVING TO THE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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Private donations are important to the UT Institute for Public Service as we rely upon partners and gifts to fund improvements to services and projects. Please consider how your contribution can matter most – whether it is impacting students and local governments through Public Service Internships, helping businesses identify innovative opportunities or funding facility upgrades to improve the training environment for government leaders and law enforcement professionals. If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, click HERE so split your donation between funds.

  • Dr. Karen Holt Internship Endowment   |  The Dr. Karen Holt Internship Endowment is a diversity-focused intern program connecting bright, disadvantaged undergraduate and graduate students from a multitude of disciplines within the public sector. The late Dr. Holt served as an assistant vice president with IPS, and made it her life’s mission to give back . Applicants must be currently enrolled at or admitted to attend one of the University of Tennessee campuses.
  • IPS Gift Fund   |  Supports special IPS events promoting professional development of staff. Funds are used to secure speakers for the IPS Annual Conference, supplement annual staff awards, and to subsidize other professional enhancement activities.
  • IPS Professional Development Fund 
  • Joseph E. Johnson Leaders in Government Scholarship Endowment   |  This endowment promotes the professional growth of established and emerging local and state officials and leaders, and may be awarded as stipends for scholarships or in payment for delivering national speakers to local and state government officials.
  • Mary and Jack Jinks Institute for Public Service Scholarship   |  This endowment funds an academic scholarship for a child or grandchild of an IPS employee or retiree. Eligible participants may attend any UT campus including, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Martin and Memphis.
  • Robert S. Hutchison Outstanding Public Service Endowed Award 
  • Thomas and Diane Ballard Excellence in Public Service Award   |  Funds innovative development of new partnerships, programs and initiatives that promote good government, stimulate economic vitality and build individual and organizational capacity.

 

Center for Industrial Services


The Center for Industrial Services has a number of giving opportunities supporting the growth of industry in the State of Tennessee. If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, click HERE so split your donation between funds.

  • CIS Gift Fund 
  • David Patterson Future Manufacturing Leaders Endowment   |  Supports internships and experiences that promote manufacturing as a career choice, including student competitions, awards and capstone projects.
  • Industrial Fellowship Program Endowment   |  This endowment promotes prosperity and opportunities for Tennessee businesses and industries by helping small businesses to be more competitive, create jobs, and contribute to the strength of their communities; providing time and opportunity to work on real-world problems encountered by small- and medium-sized industrial firms; and providing scholarship funding for graduate students interested in manufacturing studies.
  • Philip Trauernicht Memorial Scholarship for Rural Leaders   |  Established to provide scholarships for the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC), currently operated within the UT Institute for Public Service, Center for Industrial Services
  • Thomas and Diane Ballard Economic Growth and Innovation Endowment  |   Funds innovative development of new partnerships, programs and initiatives that promote good government, stimulate economic vitality and build individual and organizational capacity.
  • The Made in Tennessee Fund | This fund celebrates and advances manufacturing in Tennessee. Your investment in the fund provides internship opportunities, funds faculty and student research projects and more.

 

County Technical Assistance Service


The County Technical Assistance Service has a number of giving opportunities supporting local county government in the state of Tennessee. If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, click HERE so split your donation between funds.

 

Law Enforcement Innovation Center


The Law Enforcement Innovation Center has a number of giving opportunities supporting the education and training of law enforcement not only in Tennessee but, around the world. If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, click HERE so split your donation between funds.

  • Law Enforcement Innovation Center Enrichment Fund  |  This endowment is used for development and implementation of training programs to include: The National Forensic Academy, Southeastern Leadership Academy, and specialized training requested by law enforcement agencies.
  • NFA Enrichment Fund  |  The NFA Enrichment Fund is used to enhance programming for the National Forensic AcademyTM to improve the quality of instruction and maintain a reasonable tuition so that law enforcement officers from small and rural areas have access.
  • Katherine Tosh NFA Collegiate Scholarship Fund  |  Created by a student who was inspired to pursue a career in Law Enforcement, this fund creates partial scholarships for students who are enrolled in the NFA Collegiate course presented by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center.
  • Phil Keith Law Enforcement Innovation Endowment  |  This endowment, named for retired Knoxville Police Chief Phil Keith, supports relevant, innovative and demanding programs that are required by law enforcement professionals.

 

Municipal Technical Advisory Service


The Municipal Technical Advisory Service has a number of giving opportunities supporting municipalities in Tennessee. If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, click HERE so split your donation between funds.

 

Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership


The Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership has a number of giving opportunities supporting leadership in Tennessee. If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, click HERE so split your donation between funds.