The University Financing Foundation

The University Financing Foundation (TUFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) operating foundation whose mission is to assist Institutions of education and research in the planning, development, and financing of facilities and equipment at below-market costs.  Unlike a passive foundation or public charity, TUFF actively partners with Institutions to help them achieve their academic goals, while maximizing the economic efficiency of their critical real estate projects.

Their experience reflects that they are not just real estate developers and investors, they are trusted business advisors.

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Wayne Hodges, Former Vice Provost and Director of ATDC
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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Student Housing

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Student Housing

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) was in need of additional student housing. UTC assembled a development team but lacked the capability to finance the project.  TUFF was asked...

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