Message from Kenneth M. Jastrow, II
Chair, The Campaign for Texas
The capital campaign of The University of Texas at Austin offers all of us a great opportunity.
During the 1930s, as the economy was mired in the Depression, UT alumni banded together in a capital campaign to raise money for the construction of the Texas Union, Gregory Gymnasium, Anna Hiss Gymnasium, and Hogg Auditorium. The theme of the campaign was “For Texas, I Will!” Four magnificent buildings that changed the face of the 40 Acres and the face of Texas.
You and I didn’t have a chance to make that happen, but what a great privilege it was for those who did. To leave such a permanent and beautiful contribution to our campus-and to do it during the depth of the Great Depression.
We may have missed that opportunity, but today we have another chance through our participation in the new capital campaign. Today we are engaged in the Campaign for Texas to raise $3 billion for the University.
During the uncertainties of the 1930s, the UT alumni said, “For Texas, I Will!” And they acted on it. They didn’t say, “For Texas, I Will-When Things Get Better.” They completed the construction of the four buildings between 1930 and 1933.
We have an opportunity to be a part of something special with the capital campaign. Collectively, through our participation, we have the privilege of making The University of Texas the best public research university in the nation. This will be a gift to generations of students to come, to our state, and to the world. It will also be a gift to us-to participate in this ambitious endeavor that will generate results that endure long past our lifetime.
Please join campaign Vice Chairs Libba Massey, Charles Tate, and me, as well as our volunteer leaders across campus, in making a commitment to the Campaign for Texas and to the future of the University.
For Texas, we will!
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