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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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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. Students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends joined forces to benefit areas of importance to them across the Forty Acres. In short, it was a Texas-size success. [...]

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