Mike  Hamilton

Mike Hamilton


Before being named Executive Director, Mike served two terms on Show Hope’s board while also working as Blood:Water Mission’s President of Engagement. Mike spent 26 years in intercollegiate athletics at Clemson University, Wake Forest University and the University of Tennessee. He served at UT for nearly 20 years, spending eight of those years as Athletic Director where he managed a budget in excess of $100 million annually. During his tenure, fundraising revenue grew ten-fold to $45 million annually and totaled over $500 million in his tenure, $275 million in new facilities were constructed, and he created one of the few self-sustaining athletic departments in the country. Mike holds BS and MBA degrees from Clemson University and has served on the board for Show Hope and Blood:Water, among other local, regional and national nonprofits. In Knoxville, he also chaired the Knoxville Chamber Partnership and the United Way. He was named National Fundraiser of the Year in college athletics.