Giving to Tennessee Tech


ur mission is to secure private funds to support those activities for which state funding is inadequate or unavailable. Our goal is to match your charitable objectives with the needs of the university. We hope that within this site we have provided all the tools necessary to assist you in making a gift to Tennessee Tech. We encourage your feedback on ways to improve our service to you. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING TTU.

Tiff Rector, Executive Director of Planned Giving
Phone 931-372-3159

A Cookeville native and proud life-long member of the Golden Eagle family, Tiff has had the great privilege of helping university alumni and friends plan their estate gifts to TTU since 1994, shortly after receiving his MBA and accounting degrees from Tech. He lives in Cookeville with his wife Vickie (a 3rd grade teacher who also holds two degrees from the university) and their two children, Kinsley and Tanner (future TTU graduates).

Vacant, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Matthew Pope

Matthew Pope, Director of Development
Phone 931-372-3929
Phone 931-239-0325

Matthew Pope joined the Tennessee Tech University Athletics Department as the Associate Director of Athletics for Development in September 2015. Pope is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA), the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the College Athletic Business Managers Association (CABMA). Pope earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education in 1989 and a Master of Arts in Sport Administration in 1994 – both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pope is also a graduate of the Sports Management Institute's Executive Program held on the campuses of Notre Dame in 1998 and South Carolina in 1999. A native of Durham, N.C., Pope and his wife, Claudia, also a North Carolina graduate, have a daughter, Anna, and a son, Tyler.

Amanda 2015

Amanda Fabrizio-Grzesik, Director of Development
Phone 931-881-4629

A native from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region, Amanda joined the TTU development team in February 2015. She is the Director of Development for the College of Agriculture & Human Ecology, College of Education, College of Engineering and the Oakley STEM Center. She also oversees regional fundraising for Kentucky, Virginia, the upper-Midwest and the Northeast. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from DeSales University and her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University. Before joining the Tech family, she worked in communications at Lehigh's Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and in the university development offices at Immaculata University and Pratt Institute. Amanda lives in Chattanooga with her husband Danny, who is an Associate Dean of Students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and their dog Sonic.

 Lesley Loftis, Director of Development