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Giving to the Institute for Public Service

Private donations are important to the UT Institute for Public Service as we rely upon partners and gifts to fund improvements to services and projects. Please consider how your contribution can matter most – whether it is impacting students and local governments through Public Service Internships, helping businesses identify innovative opportunities or funding facility upgrades to improve the training environment for government leaders and law enforcement professionals.  

If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, CLICK HERE so split your donation between funds.

 
Dr. Karen Holt Internship Endowment  The Dr. Karen Holt Internship Endowment is a diversity-focused intern program connecting bright, disadvantaged undergraduate and graduate students from a multitude of disciplines within the public sector. The late Dr. Holt served as an assistant vice president with IPS, and made it her life's mission to give back . Applicants must be currently enrolled at or admitted to attend one of the University of Tennessee campuses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
IPS Gift Fund  supports special IPS events promoting professional development of staff. Funds are used to secure speakers for the IPS Annual Conference, supplement annual staff awards, and to subsidize other professional enhancement activities.
 
 
Joseph E. Johnson Leaders in Government Scholarship Endowment  This endowment promotes the professional growth of established and emerging local and state officials and leaders, and may be awarded as stipends for scholarships or in payment for delivering national speakers to local and state government officials.
 
Mary and Jack Jinks Institute for Public Service Scholarship  This endowment funds an academic scholarship for a child or grandchild of an IPS employee or retiree. Eligible participants may attend any UT campus including, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Martin and Memphis.
 
 
Thomas and Diane Ballard Excellence in Public Service Award  funds innovative development of new partnerships, programs and initiatives that promote good government, stimulate economic vitality and build individual and organizational capacity.

 

Center for Industrial Services 

The Center for Industrial Services, as part of the Institute for Public Service, has a number of giving opportunites supporting the growth of industry in the State of Tennessee. 
 
If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, CLICK HERE so split your donation between funds.
 
 
David Patterson Future Manufacturing Leaders Endowment  supports internships and experiences that promote manufacturing as a career choice, including student competitions, awards and capstone projects
 
Industrial Fellowship Program Endowment  This endowment promotes prosperity and opportunities for Tennessee businesses and industries by helping small businesses to be more competitive, create jobs, and contribute to the strength of their communities; providing time and opportunity to work on real-world problems encountered by small- and medium-sized industrial firms; and providing scholarship funding for graduate students interested in manufacturing studies
 

Philip Trauernicht Memorial Scholarship for Rural Leaders  Established to provide scholarships for the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC), currently operated within the UT Institute for Public Service, Center for Industrial Services
 
Thomas and Diane Ballard Economic Growth and Innovation Endowment  funds innovative development of new partnerships, programs and initiatives that promote good government, stimulate economic vitality and build individual and organizational capacity.
 
 

 

County Technical Assistance Service

The County Technical Assistance Service, as part of the Institute for Public Service, has a number of giving opportunites supporting local county government in the State of Tennessee. 
 
If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, CLICK HERE so split your donation between funds.
 

Charles & Marie Cardwell Internship  is open to all students who are pursuing a Public Service career at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville or UT Chattanooga, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, or veteran status.  The Cardwell Endowment is an estate pledge and not yet funded

 
Kessel Special Project Consultant Endowment  is a general purpose fund to support projects and efforts – including internships – of CTAS.
 
Jim and Marie Murphy Endowed Scholarship  Tuition scholarships are available for any student attending a UT campus, with preference given for graduate students and student dependents of members of the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT) and CTAS.
 
Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) and the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) Internship Endowment  Established by the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund and the Tennessee County Services Loan Program to support interns and internship expenses for interns placed in city and county governments in Tennessee.
 
Paula Muscatello, Bill Rodgers Local Government Internship Endowment  Named for the late Paula Muscatello (wife of Joe Muscatello, a consultant with MTAS and later with the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund) and the late Bill Rodgers, a consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS), endowment earnings fund interns for UT students interested in a career in local government.  The Muscatello–Rodgers Internship is generally targeted to support graduate interns in the upper Cumberland area interested in public service.

 

Law Enforcement Innovation Center

 
The Law Enforcement Innovation Center, as part of the Institute for Public Service, has a number of giving opportunites supporting the education and training of law enforcement not only in the State of Tennessee but, around the world. 
 
If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, CLICK HERE so split your donation between funds.

 

 
 
 
Patricia Cornwell NFA Enrichment Fund  support the National Forensic Academy to allow law enforcement officers from small and rural areas to have access to the same high quality training as those from larger departments.
 
 

Municipal Technical Advisory Service

 
The Municipal Technical Advisory Service, as part of the Institute for Public Service, has a number of giving opportunites supporting municipalities the State of Tennessee. 
 
If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, CLICK HERE so split your donation between funds.
 
Bingham Endowment  Funds provide support for visiting and special consultants and faculty with MTAS and at the annual conference of the Tennessee Municipal League, with a focus on projects of special interest to the cities of Tennessee through the Municipal Technical Advisory Service
 
Gary H. Hensley Municipal Management Internship Endowment  Named in honor of the former city manager of Maryville, Tennessee, the Hensley Endowment supports internships with the city of Maryville for graduate students in the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of Tennessee
 
 
Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) and the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) Internship Endowment  Established by the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund and the Tennessee County Services Loan Program to support interns and internship expenses for interns placed in city and county governments in Tennessee.
 
Paula Muscatello, Bill Rodgers Local Government Internship Endowment  Named for the late Paula Muscatello (wife of Joe Muscatello, a consultant with MTAS and later with the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund) and the late Bill Rodgers, a consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS), endowment earnings fund interns for UT students interested in a career in local government.  The Muscatello–Rodgers Internship is generally targeted to support graduate interns in the upper Cumberland area interested in public service.
 
 
 
 

Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership

The Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, as part of the Institute for Public Service, has a number of giving opportunites supporting leadership in the State of Tennessee. 
 
If you would like to consider giving to more than one of the opportunities below, CLICK HERE so split your donation between funds.
 
IPS State Government Service Fund Initiatives of IPS and the Tennessee Department of Personnel, this endowment supports leadership training programs for state employees at the Tennessee Government Executive Institute (TGEI) and Tennessee Government Management 
Institute (TGMI).
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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