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 Robert O'Hara, a recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Coker University

Robert O'Hara: Creating an Inclusive Environment for College Students

When this 2010 Sullivan Award recipient heard that the Coker University provost wanted to talk to him about something, he started trying to "craft a defense" in case he was in trouble.
This photo shows Jared Belcher, currently a pastor at Arrowhead Church in Morristown, Tennessee, who received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award at Carson-Newman University in 2014.

Jared Belcher: Listen to Your "Enemies" to Better Understand Their Fears and Suffering

With a commitment to Asset Based Community Development, this 2014 Sullivan Award recipient and Arrowhead Church pastor wants to build a more empathetic culture to heal the country's divisions.
this photo shows a young man taking part in Special Olympics activities, a favorite cause of Sullivan Award recipient Angela Lewis

Angela Lewis: Always Take the Smallest Apple in the Pile

A 1983 Sullivan Award recipient at Alice Lloyd College, this special-needs teacher and Special Olympics volunteer tries to make sure no child gets picked last for a team on the playground.

Study Abroad France: A Life-Changing Adventure in Strasbourg

Strasbourg is an eye-popping marvel of a city in the heart of the Alsace region and a thriving hub of impact entrepreneurship, making it the perfect site for Sullivan’s 2022 Study Abroad France program.
this photo shows Caelyn Asher is the 2021 Sullivan Scholarship recipient at Lincoln Memorial University

Caelyn Asher Named Sullivan Scholar at Lincoln Memorial University

Asher, a graduate of Cumberland Gap High School, qualified for the Sullivan Scholarship through the LMU School of Business Entrepreneurial Scholarship Pathways (ESP) program.

Luz Cabrera: Becoming a Global Citizen

As a student at Rollins College, this Sullivan Award recipient was so determined to take a group of activists to a human rights march in St. Pete, she taught herself to drive a school bus.