Support the work of University Libraries

The John C. Hodges Society helps UT Libraries fulfill the vision to be an indispensable partner to every member of the Volunteer community as they discover and advance knowledge, engage with society, and strive for excellence. 

UT Libraries serves all students and faculty, as well as alumni and the greater Knoxville community. Gifts are essential for the Libraries to support, promote, and enrich the University’s teaching and research missions. Donations can help transform spaces, refresh and expand services, acquire needed materials, and preserve the rich and unique collections. Your support also enables us to provide training and professional development opportunities for our staff and otherwise invest in the future.

The Hodges Society of the University of Tennessee
606 John C. Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996

*please make checks out to The University of Tennessee Foundation Inc.

Annual Giving Society Benefits

Friends Circle

$1 – $99

  • E-newsletter subscription
  • Annual magazine Speaking Volumes
  • Invitations to special library events

Scholars Circle

$500 – $999

  • All the Members Circle benefits
  • Plus, annual Hodges Society Tailgate Party

Members Circle

$100 – $499

  • All the Friends Circle benefits
  • Plus, borrowing privileges at UT Libraries

Deans Circle


  • All the Scholars Circle benefits
  • Plus, invitation to annual Dean’s reception



Consider creating an endowment to support the UT Libraries. Endowments begin at $25,000 and support the Libraries in perpetuity. For more information, contact Stacy Palado, Director of Advancement at 865-974-0055.

Planned Giving

Create a charitable legacy at the UT Libraries by including the Libraries in your estate plans. Please visit UT’s planned giving site or contact Stacy Palado, Director of Advancement for more information at 865-974-0055. 

Naming a Space in Hodges Library

John C. Hodges Library has many spaces that are available to be named for donors or those they wish to honor. There are a variety of unnamed spaces, which can be named for donations beginning at $50,000. For more information, contact Stacy Palado, Director of Advancement at 865-974-0055.

Materials and Collections

Donate materials to the University Libraries. For more information on what types of materials the Libraries accept, please visit our Donating Materials page.

We are truly grateful for our members. You are essential to the University Libraries’ success!

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