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Our donors love The University of Texas at Austin, and they’ve chosen to give to the University in many ways. Their stories are enlightening, inspiring, and surprising.

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The Quiet Friend

Something of an enigma during his life, T.W. “Tom” Whaley, PhD ’68, revealed his true nature with what he left behind. The Waco resident who died last year left more than $35 million for scholarships with the goal of bringing the state’s highest achievers to UT. His legacy will be the generations of Texas students who follow in his footsteps to become engineers.

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Gift Stories

With our donors’ help, we’re changing the world. We’re fighting disease, educating leaders, creating a more sustainable environment, leading advances in the computer age, and gaining new insight into the human mind. Every day, your gifts are at work.

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Every Penny Counts: Little Longhorn Donates to UT Elementary

  By Courtney Sevener Little Longhorn makes a gift  to UT Elementary. To many, pennies have lost any and all value. Most people pass them by without bothering to pick them up. Not third-grader Liesl Geiger. She believes every coin in her piggy bank counts, especially when it can be donated to a good cause. [...]

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Pro Bono Program at Texas Law Named for Benefactors Richard and Ginni Mithoff

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A World of Opportunities to Change the World

Monday, October 20, 2014

Every Penny Counts: Little Longhorn Donates to UT Elementary

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gift Creates Stuttering Institute, Provides Free Treatments

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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