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Thank You, Longhorns

You made this year’s 40 Hours for the Forty Acres one for the books. Together we raised $391,009, more than two and a half times our $140,000 goal. Read More

Best Foot Forward

Support outstanding students while honoring Bill Powers’ UT legacy with Longhorn-branded shoes for dads and grads. Read More

A Portal to New Worlds

Breaking ground this fall, the Giant Magellan Telescope will bring unprecedented opportunities for discovery. Read More

Become Part of the Giving Process

Social work junior Marisa Swanson explains how “donations have the power to transform lives for the better” just in time for 40 Hours for the Forty Acres. Read More

40 Hours for the Forty Acres Surpasses Ambitious Goal

Thank you, Longhorn Nation, for making the second annual 40 Hours for the Forty Acres a huge success. Together we raised $367,690. Read More

Lebermann’s Legacy Continues

Even after death, Austin leader and dedicated Longhorn creates two new faculty endowments in honor of his parents. Read More

Speaking with Confidence

A gift to the Moody College of Communication establishes a unique new resource to help those who stutter. Read More

Helping Prosperity Grow

Longhorns go global to improve lives. Read More

Embrace the Crowd

The campus welcomes HornRaiser, a new tool to turn innovative ideas into reality. Read More

Texas-Size Gratitude

A great accomplishment deserves a big thank you. Click here and see just how big we mean. Read More

A Dedicated Day to Say Thanks

We asked students how philanthropy has helped them and the university. Click here to see their responses. Read More

A World of Opportunities to Change the World

How significant was the Campaign for Texas to students? Ask the current and future recipients of 846 new student support endowments. Read More

Every Penny Counts: Little Longhorn Donates to UT Elementary

Liesl Geiger is giving back to her school. The UT Elementary third-grader was one of the youngest donors to the Campaign for Texas. Read More

Campaign for Texas Goes Out with a Bang

The state’s most ambitious fundraising campaign to date concluded Aug. 31, topping its $3 billion goal by more than $115 million and breaking records in the process. Read More

LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal

$50 million gift will establish the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School. Read More

Enigmatic Alum Leaves Texas-Size Legacy

Those who knew T.W. “Tom” Whaley never suspected he was “the millionaire next door,” but now his surprise $35 million donation is changing the education equation for UT engineering students. Read More

Preserving UT’s First Architectural Masterpiece

Laura Bush leads the campaign to preserve and enhance Battle Hall. Read More

A Sentimentalist Honors Others

A self-proclaimed “sentimentalist,” professor Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth honors his mentor and loved ones with donations to the Ransom Center. Read More

Campaign for Texas Approaches Ambitious Goal

The historic, epic Campaign for Texas is closing in on $3 billion. Haven’t given yet? You still can. Read More

UT Alum Finds Family Connection in UT Elementary

A Texas cyclone, two elementary schools, and a father’s love of learning inspire David Bourland’s gift to UT Elementary. Read More

Students Give Big to Programs They Love

40 Hours for the Forty Acres got UT students excited about giving to their favorite programs and schools in a big way. Read More

Trying to Make the World Better

“Bill, what can we do to help?” That simple question, posed to Bill Powers by Jim Mulva, eventually led to the Mulva Family Foundation’s recent $60 million commitment to UT. Read More

40 Hours for the Forty Acres a Runaway Success

Students, alumni, and supporters gave more than triple the fundraising goal of the inaugural 40 Hours for the Forty Acres. Aiming to raise $40,000 for UT in 40 hours, the tally soared over $120,000. Read More

Next-Level Medicine

With construction of the new Dell Medical School underway, it’s worth remembering that medical breakthroughs are hardly new to The University of Texas at Austin. Read More

One Professor’s Quest to End Student Debt

UT professor Max Snodderly has a plan to help students obtain degrees without going into debt. Read More

Donations Add Up

Your donations to the Campaign for Texas have transformed UT students, programs, and the campus. See how the changes add up and what’s left to accomplish. Read More

Dell Medical School Has the Rx for Medical Breakthroughs

The quality of health care in Central Texas will take a giant leap forward when UT’s Dell Medical School welcomes its first class in fall 2016. But that’s just the beginning. Read More

The UT Gene

Wayne Haglund made a simple promise to his kids: I’ll pay for college wherever you want as long as it’s UT. Following his lead again, this Longhorn family gives back to the university that changed their lives. Read More

Valley Scholarship Brings Christine Nott to Campus

“I would like to say thank you so much to everyone who helped make this scholarship possible,” says the UT freshman. Read More

Dell Medical School’s first scholarship donor takes aim at doctor shortage

Dallas’ Matt Bell donates the first scholarship at UT’s new Dell Medical School with the goal of attracting would-be doctors. Read More

UT Students Thank Donors in a Big Way

UT students thank parents, teachers, alumni — and especially the donors — who make a Longhorn education possible. Read More

Lady Longhorn super fans create scholarship

To support their “basketball family,” Julia Hickman and Cecil Reynolds created a first-of-its-kind graduate fellowship to help players find success after basketball. Read More

How Your Donations Add Up

The power of participation can change the world. When 1,000 people give $25, a life-changing undergraduate scholarship is born. Find out how your gift, large or small, can help. Read More

UT Needs Your Support

Your donations help create scholarships for students, attract the nation’s top faculty, and maintain UT’s culture of excellence. Give to the college, school, or unit of your choice. Or make a gift to the Campaign for Texas. Your support makes a big difference. Read More

Moody Foundation Gives $50 Million to UT College of Communication

With an innovation fund, departmental endowments, graduate recruitment scholarships, refurbished classrooms, and even a bridge, this transformative donation touches every student in the college. Read More

LBJ Class of ’82

The LBJ School’s tight-knit Class of ’82 comes together to provide new opportunities for students following in their footsteps. Find out what they did. Read More

Photo Trove is Largest Gift to Ransom Center

The Magnum Photos collection, which contains nearly 200,000 press prints, is an invaluable resource to students and scholars wishing to understand its cultural and historical significance. Read More

The Power of Participation

Alumna Sam Woollard knows how small gifts add up to big results. Read More

Alumni Raise $2 Million and McCombs Reputation

The McCombs School of Business celebrates success: raising more than $2 million and increasing its alumni participation rate to to its highest level yet. Read More

Let’s Make History Together

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. Read More

Taking Business into the Future

When Rowling Hall opens its doors in 2017, its contemporary architecture will support an exciting, modern take on business pedagogy, fulfilling the UT maxim that “what starts here changes the world.” Read More

Pediatric Geneticist Homes in on Diabetes, Obesity, and Birth Defects

Supported by endowments and other gifts, Dr. Huiping Zhu’s research focuses on women and motherhood. Read More

Freshmen Perform World-Class Research

Freshman Research Initiative puts freshmen in advanced research labs at the beginning of their educational experience rather than at the end. Read More

Encouraging Success in Longhorn Style

Sales of official Longhorn boots raise more than $200,000 for university-wide scholarship. Read More

Ways to Give

Dan and Peggy Pitts use gift matching, outright gifts, and retirement accounts to support students. Read More

Making History: Jay Boisseau

The weather report you checked before going outside, the car you drove to work, the flu shot that protected you last winter — all of these were, at least in part, designed, improved, or predicted by a supercomputer. Read More

Balancing Family Priorities and Life Goals

Mark and Stacie Goldman meet the challenge of raising young children while supporting the university that gave so much to them. Read More

Donor-Funded Competition Rewards Innovation

Biotech company wins $75,000 prize from Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, the “Super Bowl” of venture prizes. Read More

ExxonMobil Breaks Matching Gift Record

ExxonMobil sets record with $1.31 million donation matching employee and retiree gifts. Read More

Anatomy of a UT Medical School

Longhorn doctors are on the way with help from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Read More

Austin Couple Funds the Success of UT Students

Wayne and Glenda Dayton’s scholarship helps students achieve their American dreams. Read More

Grant Creates Nation’s First 3-D Production Curriculum

The Moody Foundation gives $2.17 million grant to create “UT3D” production studio in the College of Communication, the first such program in the nation. Read More

Campaign for Texas Results

With your help the Campaign for Texas surpasses $2 billion. Read More

Alumna’s Matching Gift Inspires Undergraduates

Dr. Mary Braunagel-Brown made a $25K challenge pledge to match gifts to the College of Liberal Arts INSPIRE program. Read More

Gates Opens Computer Science Complex

Bill Gates was on campus for the March 6 opening of the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall, a 140,000-square-foot, $120 million complex for the university’s top-10 ranked Department of Computer Science. Read More

ACES Building Renamed for Long-Anonymous Donors

On March 26 the Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences Building will be renamed for Peter and Edith O’Donnell, the donors who funded its construction 10 years ago. Read More

Bridget Scanlon’s Aquifer Research Stretches Water Supply

Bridget Scanlon is finding new, more sustainable ways to mitigate the impacts of droughts and feed the nation. Read More

New Clements Center Honors Texas Governor’s Legacy

Gift helps promote diplomacy and national security through establishment of the William P. Clements Jr. Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft. Read More

Erin Howell: Service at Home and Abroad

UT junior Erin Howell adapted her experience working with the poor in India and Hungary to make an impact in Austin. Read More

New Liberal Arts Building Opens

The new home for 10,000 College of Liberal Arts students opens for the spring semester and features two dozen classrooms and auditoriums, offices for campus groups and study space, and a sky bridge. Read More

National Instruments Founder Donates $10 Million

Jim Truchard’s $10 million gift to the EERC brings the company’s core mission — empowering engineers to innovate solutions — to UT. Read More

Gala Celebrates Half a Century of Art at the Blanton

Help mark the Blanton Museum of Art’s 50th anniversary by attending the February 16 Blanton Museum Gala, an evening that will toast the leaders and supporters who have helped this cultural gem grow and flourish. Read More

Bold Plans for an “Engineering Epicenter”

Students in the Engineering Education and Research Center will build everything from unmanned aerial vehicles and solar cars to potable water distribution systems for underserved communities. Read More

Valley Scholarship Brings First Student to Campus

Freshman Alejandra Guerrero says, “I would not be able to be here without the Rio Grande Scholars Program.” Read More

Planned Gifts Fund Campus Landmarks – and More

Gifts made in estate plans have funded everything from the Littlefield Home, the McDonald Observatory, and the Jackson School of Geosciences, to dozens of professorships, and thousands of student scholarships. Read More

Karl Gebhardt Takes on Dark Energy

Astrophysics professor Karl Gebhardt is helping lead a new scientific revolution: the quest to understand dark energy and its effect on the universe. The results could rewrite the laws of gravity. Read More

Capital Campaign Progress Update

We’re two-thirds of the way to our goal of raising $3 billion, thanks to donors like you. Read the progress report to see how your gifts are being used. Read More

Guillermo Hernandez: Energy for the Future

Guillermo Hernandez led a three-member team that designed and built a portable wind turbine and won the Alternative Energy Challenge. Read More

The Power of Education

Julius and Suzan Glickman give to UT for a simple reason: “We can hopefully give people greater opportunities by giving to UT than we could anywhere else. That’s where the money can make the most impact.” Read More

2012 Scholarship Recipients Tell Their Stories

Endowed scholarships helped 6,714 Longhorns this year. In this five-part series scholarship recipients and recent graduates share their stories. Read More

McCombs Alumnus Pledges $1 Million Challenge Grant

El Paso native Woody L. Hunt pledged a $1 million challenge grant for the Business Honors Program to attract more students from his home region. Read More

Something Ventured, a Whole Lot Gained

Expansion of Texas Venture Labs adds fuel to the Texas economy. Read More

2012 Scholarship Recipients Tell Their Stories

Endowed Scholarships helped 6,371 Longhorns this year. In this five-part series scholarship recipients and recent graduates share their stories. Read More

St. David’s Foundation Grants Fund Key Social Work Initiatives

St. David’s Foundation $2 million grant will help fill Texas’ need for Spanish-speaking social workers and experts on the needs of the aging and elderly. Read More

Check It Out: New Ways to Support UT Libraries

New programs are strengthening the UT Libraries’ world-class treasure trove for scholars and students. Read More

2012 Scholarship Recipients Tell Their Stories

Endowed scholarships helped 7,938 Longhorns this year. In this five-part series scholarship recipients and recent graduates share their stories. Read More

Football’s Cory Redding Gives Back

Giving back to UT is better than gridiron glory for this NFL star. Read More

Celebrating a Natural Legacy

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center marks the centennial of America’s environmental first lady. Read More

John Goodenough: Supercharged

The UT professor who helped launch the wireless revolution. Read More

2012 Scholarship Recipients Tell Their Stories

Endowed Scholarships helped 6,371 Longhorns this year. In this five-part series scholarship recipients and recent graduates share their stories. Read More

Dell Supplies Nearly $22 Million for UT Innovation

Dell helps fund programs that bridge the digital divide in Central Texas, keep the world safe from H1N1, educate girls in Africa, and more. Read More

Prize Winners Pay It Back by Donating Earnings to UT

Zach Anner and Joe Pallini won prizes, then gave to UT as a nod to the impact the university made on their lives. Read More

One Family’s Musical Passion Helps UT Elementary

Keith and Alice Maxie – and their family – love music. Now their musical legacy inspires UT Elementary students. Read More

Brownsville Family Continues Its Giving Tradition

Inspired by earlier generations, Nick and Viveca Serafy use their family foundation to help students from the Rio Grande Valley attend UT Austin. Read More

Longhorn Network Earnings Create Fine Arts Chair

$1 million in proceeds from the Longhorn Network and a $1 million match from an anonymous donor establishes the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) Chair. Read More

Students Spring into Giving

Students raise awareness for philanthropy and the Student Emergency Fund at their annual Spring into Giving event. Read More

Spotlight on Guillermo Nicolas

Innovator’s gift honors pioneers of Spanish-language TV in the U.S. Read More

Campaign for Texas: Impact on the World

The Campaign for Texas has had an immense impact on our students, faculty, campus, and our community. Watch our new video to see how investing in The University of Texas at Austin can change the world. Read More

The Campaign for Texas: Looking Back, Pushing Forward

Alumni and friends have helped the University reach the midway fundraising mark in its $3 billion Campaign for Texas. Learn more about the campaign’s impact and what’s next on the horizon. Read More

Luce Scholar improves lives of kids with prosthetics

Inspired by the courage of children who use prosthetics, Luce Scholar C.J. Stanfill is helping improve their lives with his doctoral research. Read More

Herman and Joan Suit: epiphany in the Tower

A single summer studying at UT transformed Herman Suit, an entire medical field, and the University. Read More

John Tippit finds inspiration in giving back

Recent graduate John Tippit was a philanthropist long before he came to study at UT. Read More

Coca-Cola Foundation to send dozens of students to China

About 45 scholarships have been created that will allow UT students to study in China, thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation. Read More

Dell commits $5 million to UT Austin

Dell has committed $5 million — its largest cash donation to UT Austin — to the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the University’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Read More

Craig Weinschenk fights fires with science

If your house ever caught fire, it’s a safe bet you would want the firefighters who show up to have met Craig Weinschenk. Read More

Winedale receives $1 million for renovations and upgrades

Howard and Nancy Terry of Houston have made a $1 million donation to support renovations and upgrades to student and visitor facilities at the Winedale Historical Complex. Read More

Newlyweds think outside the (gift) box

There’s a new way you can support the Butler School of Music, thanks to a newly married pair of philanthropy-minded young alumni, Kathryn Hutchison and Rami El-Farrah. Read More

Progress of the Campaign for Texas

The Campaign for Texas comes down to a simple idea — making Texas and the world a better place. We’ve had some grand successes, and we have greater ambitions still. Read More

The Rio Grande Valley Scholars Program

Finances can sometimes stand in the way of providing the best possible education for young people. The Rio Grande Valley Scholars Program will change that for some of the Valley’s most deserving students. Read More

Thank You to All Who Contribute to a Longhorn Education

For current students, tuition and fees only go so far. In fact, if UT Austin operated on tuition and fees alone, classes would end on Nov. 10 – just 11 weeks into the school year. Thankfully, UT doesn’t just run on tuition and fees. Read More

Lebermann Foundation creates UT endowments for medical school, liberal arts

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New HornRaiser Crowdfunding Platform Helps Students Tackle Global Issues

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New Director’s Excellence Fund Will Support Blanton Reinstallation Initiative

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dell Medical School Establishes Faculty Chair to Honor Beloved Austin Doctor

Monday, November 10, 2014

Texas-Size Gratitude

Monday, November 10, 2014

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