Giving to Tennessee Tech


Our 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).

Michelle Arbogast, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone 931-372-6091

Vacant, Director of Development

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
Phone 931-372-3997