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Message from William Powers, Jr.

President Bill Powers, The University of Texas at Austin

President, The University of Texas at Austin

It’s time for some straight talk.

We have one year left in the eight-year Campaign for Texas, and we have reached 75 percent of our goal. It doesn’t take a UT mathematician to figure out that it’s crunch time.

Seven years ago, when my team and I set the goal at $3 billion, we knew we were taking a risk. But I also knew something else — that we’re Longhorns, and that Longhorns are a different breed. I knew that the bond between UT alumni and their alma mater is powerful — that alumni and friends have risen to meet one audacious challenge after another and have done whatever it took to keep this a university of the first class. I believed then — and I absolutely believe now — that we can do this, and that we will.

I can say it no more plainly: UT needs you, and it needs you now. If you have given before, thank you, and please give again. If you haven’t given yet, join the team and be a part of this historic effort. Please make a gift today.

Your gift can be as general or as specific as you like. No matter what your passion, you can find it on the Forty Acres — whether you want to support scholarships for deserving students, help recruit the nation’s top faculty, advance research in a particular discipline, or contribute to the state-of-the-art facilities that make it all possible.

Furthermore, if you have ever considered leaving a gift for UT in your will, I urge you to do it now and make that gift a part of this campaign. For information on planned giving, go to giving.utexas.edu/giftplanning or call 866-488-3927.
I know we can do this.

Let’s make history together.

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