Meet Our Donors

$1 Million Bequest Received From Grateful ’54 Graduate

James Clem

Before his passing in August 2021, James R. Clem, ’54, shared his heartfelt story of how his time at University of the Cumberlands helped prepare him for a full and successful life. Read More

Creating a Legacy of Opportunity

J.C. Harville

When J. C. Harville '79 received news of the sudden and tragic death of his mother during his first year at Cumberlands, the University provided support that changed his life. See how he is paying it forward to help students like him. Read More

Investing in Students and Their Dreams

Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson's relationship with University of the Cumberlands began in 1988 with his gift to the Mountain Outreach Program. Read More

Louise and Bernard Perry: A Legacy of Higher Education Investing

Louise and Bernard Perry

Find out why the Perrys have been supporting Cumberlands students since 1987, and how they are extending their impact into the future. Read More

A Powerful Family Legacy

The Powers Family

The Powerses are a family of Patriots. By establishing the Deborah Carol Childress Memorial Scholarship, brothers Roger and Jonathan Powers were able to honor a loved one and pay forward a Cumberlands education. Read More

Alumna Gives Gift to Honor Sister

Frances Begley Morris

Learn how a tribute gift created by Frances Begley Morris, '53, is helping impact the lives of future Patriots. Read More

Lessons Learned

Pearl Brown Forth

Pearl Brown Forth, '38, leaves a Cumberlands legacy in thanks for her family's education, making the same education possible for generations of students to come. Read More

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