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Tennessee Tech University is one of the top public universities in Tennessee, and we take great pride in the fact that despite these challenging times, we continue to attract the best and the brightest.
The generosity of our alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends makes it possible for TTU to create new opportunities on campus for our students. The impact of what happens here is felt across the Upper Cumberland, the state of Tennessee and the nation.
Did you know, student tuition and fees only covers 27% of TTU’s operating budget? And only 27% comes from state appropriations. Private support helps offset difficult and permanent budget cuts allowing colleges to upgrade classrooms, departments to purchase equipment, students to receive scholarships, and professors to utilize the latest in technology upgrades.
Why Make an Impact
When you make a gift to Tennessee Tech, you make possible someone’s future. Gifts of $50 are changing the face of campus. Alumni are getting involved, making a difference, building a community. Thank you.
Through the Annual Giving Office, our alumni and friends have the ability to support any area of campus. Gifts designated to our departments, programs or scholarships are incredibly valuable. These gifts allow TTU to improve the quality of our programs, enhance the beauty of our campus, purchase better equipment and provide scholarships each year. These restricted gifts are extremely useful when money from the program’s annual budget has already been spent or designated to a particular project.
Gifts to the Tennessee Tech Fund prove to be just as beneficial. These gifts have no restrictions on how there are used. They offer flexibility to provide support to all areas of campus. These gifts are available for immediate use and allow TTU to quickly take advantage of unforeseen opportunities, as well as overcome obstacles. Whether designated to a specific program or to the Tennessee Tech Fund, every gift impacts a student at TTU.
In 2012, more than 7,000 gifts totaling nearly $1.4 million provided program enhancements, equipment upgrades and scholarships through the Tennessee Tech Annual Giving Office. This money immediately and directly impacted TTU students.
20% of TTU students receive an academic or donor-funded scholarship. It costs approximately $20,000 a year for a student to attend TTU, including fees, books, room and board, transportation and personal expenses.
In 2012, TTU offered approximately 450 donor-funded scholarships to more than 1,200 students totaling nearly $1.9 million.
The average gift to Tennessee Tech is $145.
Choose How You Will Make Your Gift
How to Join the Calling Crew
The TTU Phonathon is part of Tennessee Tech’s Annual Giving Program. Gifts are solicited on an annual basis using a variety of methods. One of the most important and effective is our annual phonathon effort. Funds generated by the Annual Programs Office are used to support students, faculty development, scholarships, colleges, departments, programs and a multitude of other initiatives.
Download the application package (PDF) here.
TTU Phonathon calling is held for approximately ten weeks each semester.
Callers are typically hired during the first week of classes and training and calling usually begin the second week of classes. Phonathon calling normally ends the week before dead week each semester.
Calling occurs four nights a week Monday through Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
First time student callers work a minimum of three nights per week. Students may work up to four shifts per week.
Don’t worry if you’re interested in working as a student caller, but have never done this before. We will provide training.
- Commit to work a minimum of 3 calling shifts a week
- Contact alumni and friends of the university to acquire gifts to Tennessee Tech
- Serve as a representative of TTU by informing alumni and friends about exciting accomplishments and activities occurring on campus
- Maintain positive public relations with alumni and friends
- Clearly and accurately update and verify all alumni and donor demographics (address, phone, e-mail, etc)
- Accurately record the results of every telephone conversation
- Arrive in a time manner with a positive attitude to scheduled calling shifts
- Maintain expected levels of productivity
- Gain an understanding of the University, its organizational structure, and its annual financial needs
- Remain informed about campus events and news items
- Keep personal contact information updated with the Office of Annual Programs during employment
- Comply with all policies and procedures of the Office of Annual Programs
- Currently enrolled in classes at Tennessee Technological University
- Possess a TTU I-9 card - to be obtained in the Human Resources Office of Derryberry Hall
- Demonstrate strong and clear verbal communication skills and a comfortable speaking voice
- Demonstrate enthusiasm for TTU
- Demonstrate an ability to organize and present facts in a concise and persuasive manner
- Demonstrate an ability to work well in a team setting and a result oriented environment
Starting hourly rate is $8.00 an hour, plus incentives based on performance.
Calling Center Location
Annual Programs Office and Phonathon Calling Center
Room 161 of Derryberry Hall
TTU Future Alumni Support Team
A student-run organization established to enhance the collegiate experience.
Mission Statement:FAST at Tennessee Tech University exists to educate and engage students on the importance of alumni and private support through annual giving efforts. In order to strengthen alumni giving in the future, it is important that we demonstrate how that support enhances the student collegiate experience and benefits the university.