Thank You Donors for Celebrating Scot Danforth!

Friends and donors gathered recently to celebrate Scot Danforth, retired director of The University of Tennessee Press, at Books, Beer and Banjos. The event lauded his thirty years of service to UT and raised funds for a new endowment named in his honor.

The Scot Danforth UT Press Director Endowment supports the UT Press by offsetting the cost of the UT Press director’s priorities, which may include publications and marketing costs, and the implementation of innovative projects that address the rapidly changing landscape of scholarly publishing. For more about the endowment and how to give, visit

Photos from the event:

Libraries Director of Advancement Stacy Palado unveils a portrait drawn in Danforth’s honor
Danforth with his family
DeVine Music Library Coordinator Chris Durman (second from right) presents a song with the band KC & the Bearded.
Master of Ceremonies Sam Venable
Danforth with past and current employees of the UT Press
Danforth with Dean of Libraries Steve Smith