Eagle Endowment for Marketing Education
In December 1990, AMA Knoxville created The Eagle Endowment for Marketing Education as a means to build a permanent fund from which half the income would be distributed annually, and the other half reinvested, to provide scholarships for outstanding marketing students at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Since its inception, it was stipulated that no income would be distributed until the Endowment had grown to $100,000, a goal that was reached in 1998. Upon reaching the $100,000 goal and with half the income being reinvested, the Endowment would continue to grow indefinitely.
Contributions of $1,000 or more qualify a donor to be designated as a member in perpetuity of the prestigious Circle of Eagles. Members of the Circle of Eagles are recognized on our website at www.amaknoxville.com and on a permanent bronze plaque on the Marketing Wall of Fame located in the Stokely Management Center on The University of Tennessee Knoxville campus. In addition, Circle of Eagles donors are presented with an appreciation plaque and recognized at either an AMA Knoxville or UT Marketing Department event during the year in which the contribution is made. In addition to these donations, the Endowment grows through the addition of contributions and the net proceeds from designated fundraising events.
The Endowment is the property of the AMA Knoxville. In the event that the chapter ceases, the Endowment would be transferred to The University of Tennessee Department of Marketing with the stipulation that only half the income be distributed and half be reinvested annually.
Eagle Endowment income is distributed annually as follows:
- A scholarship(s) to the undergraduate Outstanding Marketing Student(s) of the Year consisting of half the Endowment annual income, presented in honor of the Outstanding Marketing Professional of the Year. Selection of the scholarship recipient is the responsibility of the KAMA Scholarship Committee, which considers academic achievement, extracurricular activities (including activity in the AMA University of Tennessee Chapter), and the written applications of numerous students. Financial need may play a role in the final choice of the recipient, but it is not the overriding factor. The scholarship is given with detached and disinterested generosity in the hopes that marketing education may be furthered for the student recipient.
As the monies available for distribution increase, additional awards and scholarships will include:
- A scholarship for an outstanding graduate student: Eagle Scholarship for Marketing Knowledge;
- Grant(s) for marketing-related research, or to assist in supporting international understanding relevant to marketing (e.g., a grant to a foreign student who needs financial assistance); and
- A discretionary grant for the Chairperson of the University of Tennessee Department of Marketing.
Circle of Eagles
AMA Knoxville is grateful for the generosity of those listed below who have chosen to become members of the Circle of Eagles through their gifts to the AMA Knoxville Eagle Endowment for Marketing Education.
For more information about becoming a member of the Circle of Eagles via a tax-deductible donation, please contact email@example.com.
Dr. Patricia Amick
Tony & Betty Bird
James (Jim) Haslam II
Roger & Basia Jenkins
Townes Lavidge Osborn
Dr. Virgil & Kathleen Metts
C. Edward & Johnnie Roberts
J. Patrick Roddy III
Clayton Family Foundation
Clayton Homes, Inc.
Davis Newman Payne
Goody’s Family Clothing
Home Federal Bank
KNOX International Corp
Oak Ridge Mall/Crown American
Proffitt’s Department Stores
St. Mary’s Health Systems
The L.A.M.P. Foundation
The Quaker Oats Company
Pilot Flying J
The University of Tennessee Medical Center