Capital Projects

Contact the Development Office for more information.

Inspiring Generosity

The Mountain holds a special place in my heart. I believe that many of the successes in my life have grown out of the intellectual curiosity and sense of community I acquired while attending St. Andrew's-Sewanee School. There were people at SAS that touched my life forever. I give so that others can have this same opportunity and experience in their lives. Giving on a monthly basis allows me to support the school all year long and contribute a more significant amount over time than I could have done with a single gift. ~ Allie Lambert '90

The Chapel Campaign, Restoration Goal: $850,000

For over 100 years, St. Andrew's Chapel has been the center of life on campus. Within its walls, generations of students, alumni, and community members have worshipped, performed, celebrated, and mourned. No other building so clearly embodies the school's history, mission, and ministry.
The chapel needs significant restoration. Moisture has invaded exterior and interior walls; windows and doors are energy inefficient; inside walls are cracking; paint is peeling; the carpet is stained and threadbare. We propose to raise $850,000 to restore the structure.

Gift Recognition and Unreserved Naming Opportunities

All donors who make cash gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a plaque in the Chapel. Classes whose members give a combined $25,000 or more will also receive recognition. The following areas are offered as opportunities for naming in honor or in memory of an individual or group:

  • Bell Tower (Reserved) $50,000
  • Balcony (Reserved) $50,000
  • Sacristy $50,000
  • Organ (Reserved) $50,000
  • Balcony Window $25,000
  • Nave Windows (each) $5,000
  • Pews (Reserved) $5,000

Contact Tim Graham, Director of Development, for more information.

Chapel Exterior Needs

  • Damaged sections of stucco repaired.
  • New coat of stucco.
  • Wood repaired or replaced.
  • Bell tower repaired and waterproofed.
  • Main roof repaired.
  • Existing shingle roofs replaced with Spanish tile in concert with the building's overall design.
  • Flashing and guttering replaced.
  • Existing windows and doors refinished and weatherized.
  • Stone steps in front and back repaired.
  • Landscaping upgraded to improve storm water drainage.

Chapel Interior Needs

  • Walls resurfaced and painted.
  • Surfaces refinished or replaced.
  • Wainscoating surfaces refinished or replaced.
  • Carpet removed and wood floors refinished.
  • Electrical, heating and cooling
  • systems modernized.
  • Fire alarm system installed.
  • Pews and existing artifacts restored.
  • New instrument to replace existing pipe organ.
  • Sound system installed.
  • Structural reinforcement.

Restoring the Bell Tower

In Memory of the Rt. Rev. Robert G. Tharp, Bishop of East Tennessee

The Rt. Rev. Robert Tharp touched many lives and institutions during his years of ministry, including providing leadership at key institutional moments as an SAS Trustee representing the Diocese of East Tennessee and during the Cornerstone Campaign in the late 1990s. Father of Ann Tharp Young '82 and David Tharp '84, father-in-law of Karen El-Bayadi Tharp '85, and grandfather of Chelsea '09 and Kira '12, Bishop Tharp's ties to the school were deep. With the blessing of his widow, Ann Bradford Tharp, and his family, Trustee Eunice Colmore is leading an effort to raise $50,000 to name the bell tower in Bishop Tharp's memory and provide a tribute to his leadership whenever the bells ring to call the community to worship or to celebrate an athletic victory.

McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts

The best seat in the house has your name on it.

Become a part of SAS history. Name a chair in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts. Honor a loved one or celebrate a special achievement with a personalized nameplate on a seat on the orchestra floor. For more information, contact Lizzie Duncan, 931.598.5651.
Dedicated on April 25, 2009, McCrory Hall places St. Andrew's-Sewanee School's outstanding student talent in a physical space worthy of their efforts. The Hall is also quickly establishing a reputation as an excellent venue for professional classical, contemporary and theatrical performances. Remaining naming opportunities include the Veranda, the Lobby, the Main Performance Hall, and individual seats within the performance hall. The Classroom is a gift from the SAS Parents' Council and the Dugan Porch, named in honor of Martha Deaton Clark Dugan, is a gift from Kitty Clark Stroud, SMS '54.

Ferris Challenge for Campus Stewardship

The on going care of our facilities and campus is a high priority for the school. Finding individuals who understand the importance of stewardship and maintenance is challenging. This is why SAS is exceedingly grateful for former Trustee Doug Ferris. Mr. Ferris's $250,000 challenge has helped SAS to raise $660,350 towards a $1 million goal for campus improvements, including new roofs, heating, and air-conditioning in our main academic building, Simmonds Hall, Robinson Dining Hall, and the Wood-Alligood Gymnasium.

Giving Societies

Cornerstone Society: $20,000+

Founders' Society: $10,000-$19,999

Benefactor's Society: $5,000-$9,999

Trustees' Society: $2,500-$4,999

Head of School Society: $1,000-$2,499

Sewanee Society: $500-$999

Legacy Society: $250-$499

Blue & Gold Society: up to $249

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