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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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A Battle for the Ages

By Jamey Smith Laura Bush spearheads a campaign to rehabilitate one of UT’s most important buildings and honor a Texas pioneer. Predating the UT Tower by a quarter-century, Battle Hall stands, stately and majestic, as a reminder of the university’s early commitment to creating a campus environment that inspires excellence. But after continuously serving untold [...]

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LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chevron Adds to UT Investment with $800,000 Gift

Monday, August 4, 2014

Los Fresnos Graduate Receives Rio Grande Valley Scholarship

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Gift to Support Religious Studies Initiatives

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Grant Expands Freshman Research Initiative

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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