WHAT IS 40 HOURS FOR THE FORTY ACRES?
We’re glad you asked. Now in its third year, 40 Hours for the Forty Acres is an annual university-wide, 40-hour fundraising event designed to engage and inspire students, alumni and friends to donate to the university or to the programs or schools on campus that are meaningful to them. For 40 hours, we encourage you, Longhorn Nation, to come together as a community and show your support.
Last year, we raised $391,009. Let’s do it again this year! Show your Longhorn pride by making a gift during the 40 hours.
WHEN IS IT?
The third annual 40 Hours for the Forty Acres will run from 4 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, through 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13.
WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT 40 HOURS FOR THE FORTY ACRES?
With state funding making up just 12 percent of the university’s budget, philanthropy has become an increasingly critical part of the university’s financial picture. It funds many scholarships to students who otherwise would not be able to attend college and supports the university’s top-notch faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and hands-on opportunities for students. Giving back is one of the greatest things we can do for our university and for our future Longhorns. Regardless of whether you can give $5 or $500, you are part of Longhorn Nation and you can help make a difference on campus.
WHAT WILL MY DONATION FUND?
It’s up to you! You may designate to any area of campus that is important to you. Whether your heart is with your college or school or you have an interest in a specific research initiative or student program at UT, you are free to choose what your gift supports. When you make your gift, you will have the option to select from the “Gift Area’ on the form.
BECOME A LONGHORN LEADER
Longhorn Leaders support 40 Hours for the Forty Acres by donating a leadership-level gift of $1,000 or more to support a challenge pool. These funds will be distributed to colleges, schools, units or student organizations as rewards for winning various challenges throughout the 40-hour campaign. Become a Longhorn Leader and extend the impact of your gift by inspiring other Longhorns to invest in the areas they love most at UT.
HOW CAN I BECOME A LONGHORN LEADER?
If you would like to learn more about becoming a Longhorn Leader, please contact us.
HOW DO I DONATE?
Online gifts may be made at 40for40.utexas.edu during the campaign.