UT Alum Jim Brogan Establishes MBA Fellowship in Father’s Honor
UT College of Business Administration alumnus Jim Brogan of Brogan Financial has established the Beauchamp E. Brogan Investment Fellowship at the College of Business Administration in honor of his father. Beauchamp, a retired attorney in Knoxville, served as general counsel and secretary to UT's Board of Trustees for 25 years.
"Being able to honor my father in this way means a great deal to me," Jim Brogan said.
And Beauchamp Brogan said, "I'm overwhelmed in knowing that Jim named this fellowship after me."
The Brogan Investments Fellowship also allows Jim Brogan to give help students interested in careers in the investment field; the gift benefits a full-time UT MBA student who is affiliated with UT's Investments Learning Center.
Jim Brogan earned his MBA in finance in 1994. Although he did not come to UT Knoxville planning to pursue a career in investments, the teachings of one professor changed his life course.
"My undergraduate interest originally was in music, but during the second year of my MBA studies, I took an investments course from Professor Jim Wansley, and the rest is history. Professor Wansley profoundly influenced my future," Jim Brogan said.
Jim Brogan is president and founder of Brogan Financial Retirement and Legacy Planning, a business dedicated to serving the needs of individuals near retirement. He is an expert in the IRS's complex rules governing retirement account distributions.
Jim Brogan also is a financial educator, author and radio talk-show host. He teaches classes through the professional and personal outreach programs at UT Knoxville, and hosts the Sunday talk-radio show "More Living with Jim Brogan" on Newstalk 98.7FM (formerly aired on WNOX 100.3 FM). His show addresses issues important to retirees or soon-to-be retirees.
Jim Brogan's gift is part of the university's $1 billion fundraising campaign, the Campaign for Tennessee. The most ambitious effort in the university's history, the campaign places UT among the ranks of the nation's largest public and private institutions that have sought this level of private support.
The campaign secures private gifts through contributions, pledges and planned giving to advance the university's strategic goals that include improving student access and success, research and economic development, outreach and globalization. More than 98 percent of all gifts are designated for a specific purpose or program, such as scholarships or endowed professorships, and help provide the vital resources to advance key initiatives.
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