Sullivan Connections

The Sullivan Foundation offers programming, events and resources to help university faculty/staff and students lead changemaking efforts on their campuses and in their communities. Check back regularly to learn about our latest initiatives to help our partner schools make a lasting social impact.

This photo shows Spud Marshall leading a session for the Sullivan Foundation's Ignite Retreat for changemakers

The Fall 2021 Ignite Retreat: One Person Really Can Change the World

This year’s Ignite Retreat, hosted Oct. 8-10 by the Sullivan Foundation in Asheville, N.C., makes leading social change a little easier—and a lot more fun.

Ignite Masterclasses for Student Changemakers Return in September 2021

The Sullivan Foundation's innovative masterclass series is back for Fall 2021, bringing together students from across the globe to learn how they can make a difference on their campuses and in their communities.

Toy Story: How Amanda Arseneau Jumped Off the Corporate Ladder and Found True Success With My Little Pony

This Sullivan Award recipient from the University of the Cumberlands overcame generalized anxiety disorder and freed herself from the corporate world to build a business she loves, Amanda's Treasure Dungeon.
this artwork by queer artist Wylie Caudill was created in honor of an LGBTQ scholarship created by the University of Kentucky

This LGBTQ Scholarship Is the First of Its Kind in the SEC

To promote diversity and representation, The University of Kentucky has launched the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Fund.

Elizabeth Rogg: Doing the Most Good

Working with children in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, sparked this Sullivan Award recipient's passion for social work and breaking the cycle of systemic poverty.

A Gifted Artist and a Business Major Receive Sullivan Awards from Carson-Newman University

Jessica Borchert, a prize-winning filmmaker, was a Faith and Justice Scholar and tireless volunteer, while Miguel Flores logged more than 1,650 service hours and lent his business skills to numerous local projects.