Our donors are an engaged, integral part of the University community. Many of them lead lives that are as interesting and as inspirational as their gifts. Donor stories, and the impact of their gifts on the University and society, demonstrate how philanthropy truly can change the world.
Thousands of alumni and friends dedicate their time and talents to The University of Texas at Austin, serving as advocates for higher education and securing philanthropic support for the University.
The Development Board works closely with the president of the University to increase private support of the institution and champion University-wide development priorities.
The Gift Planning Advisory Council (GPAC) is committed to the growth and development of the University’s gift planning program. The council’s statewide membership is drawn from experts in law, accounting, estate planning, wealth management, trust management, and insurance.
Many of the University’s colleges, schools, and units also have volunteers working on their behalf who serve on advisory boards and councils.
University-wide Recognition Programs
To honor our forward-thinking donors, the University offers a number of different recognition programs. Each is designed to thank them for choosing to support UT in their own unique way.
Littlefield Society honors donors whose gifts to all areas on campus total $25,000 or more, a pledge of $25,000 or more to be paid in 5 years, or a $50,000 minimum estate gift commitment.
President’s Associates honors donors who make an unrestricted gift of $2,000 or more annually to the Office of the President. Donors 35 years of age or younger or faculty and staff of the University may qualify with an unrestricted gift of $750.
Texas Leadership Society honors donors who give through their estate or another type of future gift.